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Changing File and Folder List Views

You can display files and folders in a variety of different ways, depending on what you want to see and do. When you view files and folders in Details view, a default list of file and folder information appears, which consists of Name, Size, Type, and Date Modified. If the default list of file and folder details doesn’t provide you with the information you need, you can add and remove any file and folder information from the Details view. If you need to change the way Windows sorts your files and folders, you can use the column indicator buttons in the right pane of Details view. Clicking or tapping one of the column indicator buttons, such as Name, Size, Type, or Date Modified, in Details view sorts the files and folders by the type of information listed in the column.

Change File Details to List

  • yellow-1.jpg In the desktop, click or tap the File Explorer button on the taskbar.
  • yellow-2.jpg Open the folder you want to change in Details view.
  • yellow-3.jpg Click or tap the Add column button on the View tab, and then click or tap a column (select or clear check mark) or click or tap Choose columns.
  • yellow-4.jpg Select the check boxes with the details you want to include and clear the ones you don’t.
  • yellow-5.jpg Click or tap the Move Up or Move Down buttons to change the order of the selected items.
  • yellow-6.jpg Click or tap the Show or Hide buttons to show or hide the selected items.
  • yellow-7.jpg Specify the width in pixels of the column for the selected items.
  • yellow-8.jpg Click or tap OK.
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