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How to Hide or Show Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items in Windows 10

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When you hover over a file, folder, drive, or desktop items in Windows, a pop-up description (infotip) will show displaying basic property details (metadata) of the item such as Date created, Size, Folders and Files a folder contains, etc...

This tutorial will show you how to hide or show pop-up descriptions for folder and desktop items for your account in Windows 10.


CONTENTS:
  • Option One: Hide or Show Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items using Folder Options
  • Option Two: Hide or Show Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items using a BAT file


EXAMPLE: Pop-up description (infotip) of a folder
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Hide or Show Pop-up Descriptions in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Hide or Show Pop-up Descriptions in Windows 10
Hide or Show Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items using Folder Options

1. Open Folder Options.

2. Click/tap on the View tab, check (default) or uncheck Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items in "Advanced settings" for what you want, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below)

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Hide or Show Pop-up Descriptions in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Hide or Show Pop-up Descriptions in Windows 10
Hide or Show Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items using a BAT file

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The .bat files below will modify the DWORD value in the registry key below.

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced

ShowInfoTip DWORD

0 = Hide
1 = Show


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


 2. To Hide Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items

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

Hide_pop-up_descriptions_for_folder_and_desktop_items.bat

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 3. To Show Pop-up Description for Folder and Desktop Items

NOTE: This is the default setting.

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

Show_pop-up_descriptions_for_folder_and_desktop_items.bat

download

4. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

5. Unblock the .bat file.

6. Run the .bat file.

7. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt quickly open and close as explorer is restarted to apply the registry changes.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn