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    Details pane - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10

    Details pane - Add to Context Menu in Windows 10

    How to Add Details pane to Context Menu in Windows 10
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    05 Feb 2018
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    information   Information
    The details pane shows you see the most common properties associated with the selected file. File properties provide more detailed info about a file, such as the author, the date you last changed the file, and any descriptive tags you might have added to the file.

    By default, you can click/tap on Details pane from the View tab in the ribbon of File Explorer to quickly toggle to show or hide the details pane in File Explorer.

    This tutorial will show you how to add Details pane to the context menu in File Explorer for all users to quickly toggle the details pane in Windows 10.

    While you must be signed in as an administrator to add or remove the context menu, all users will be able to use the context menu.
    Note   Note
    Setting the details pane to show or hide in File Explorer is a global setting that is applied to all folders, and not just in the current folder.

    You can drag the left border of the details pane left and right to increase or decrease its width in File Explorer.

    If you set the details pane to show, then it will replace the preview pane if it is currently showing.

    If you turn off thumbnail previews in File Explorer, image files will also not show a preview in the details pane.

    EXAMPLE: "Details pane" context menu
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    Here's How:

    1. Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you would like to do.


     2. To Add "Details pane" to Context Menu

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Add_Details_pane_to_context_menu.reg

    download


     3. To Remove "Details pane" from Context Menu

    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

    Remove_Details_pane_from_context_menu.reg

    download

    4. Save the .reg file to your desktop.

    5. Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

    6. If prompted, click on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 4
    10, server 2016, server2012
       04 Feb 2018 #1

    hey Brink, thanks for the quick access as always

    question!, I took a look at the registry but can't figure out how you did with the icon. its like when it is enabled, checkmark is there, but when disabled its an icon. which part of the registry is that?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 30,604
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       04 Feb 2018 #2

    Hello @m18xr2, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    The line below is for the initial default icon.

    "Icon"="shell32.dll,-16814"

    The line below is responsible for the check mark when turned on.

    "PaneID"="{43abf98b-89b8-472d-b9ce-e69b8229f019}"
    Last edited by Brink; 04 Feb 2018 at 22:57. Reason: Updated after verifying
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  3.    04 Feb 2018 #3

    Thanks Shawn
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 30,604
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17713
    Thread Starter
       04 Feb 2018 #4

      My ComputersSystem Spec


 

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