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Details Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

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    Details Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

    Details Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer
    How to Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1
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    30 Apr 2013
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    How to Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 8 and 8.1


    information   Information
    The details pane can be used to 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.

    This tutorial will show you how to show or hide the details pane in File Explorer for your user account in Windows 8, Windows RT, Windows 8.1, and Windows RT 8.1.

    Note   Note

    • Setting the details pane to hide or show in File Explorer is a universal setting applied to all folders, and not just specific folders.

    • The details pane only shows the total size of up to 15 selected items by default. Viewing the total size of more than 15 selected items requires clicking/tapping on the Show more details link in the details pane first.

    • You can drag the left border of the details pane left and right to increase or decrease it's 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 set the preview pane to show, then it will replace the details pane if it is currently showing.


    EXAMPLE: Details Pane in Windows 8

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    OPTION ONE
    To Show or Hide Details Pane with Keyboard Shortcut

    1. While in File Explorer, press the Alt+Shift+P keys to toggle to show or hide the details pane.





    OPTION TWO
    To Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer

    1. Open File Explorer.

    2. Click/tap on the View tab, and do to step 3 or 4 below for what you would like to do. (see screenshot below)

    3. To Show the Details Pane in Windows 8
    NOTE: This is the default setting.

    A) Click/tap on Details pane in the ribbon to select (highlight) it.

    4. To Hide the Details Pane in Windows 8

    A) Click/tap on Details pane in the ribbon to unselect (unhighlight) it.

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    OPTION THREE
    To Show or Hide Details Pane using a REG File

    1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

    2. To Show the Details Pane in Windows 8
    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.

    Show_Details_Pane.reg


    download

    3. To Hide the Details Pane in Windows 8

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

    Hide_Details_and_Preview_Pane.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/tap on Run, Yes
    (UAC), Yes, and OK.

    7. If you have any File Explorer windows currently open, navigate to another folder in them to apply.

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



    That's it,
    Shawn


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    windows 8.1 and server 2012 R2


    the detail pane for win7 is below and shows icon on bottom left and in windows 8, the current detail pane use to be preview pane in 7. is there a way to get that bottom pane back in windows 8? or better yet, is there a way for detail pane in windows 8 to show up only for certain type of folders, or specific selected folders?

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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    Hello m18xr2,

    I'm afraid that the Details pane is a global setting to be on or off for all folders.

    I haven't test this, but you might see how this below works for having the Details pane at the bottom in Windows 8/8.1. I would recommend to create a restore point before doing this just to be safe.

    Bottom Details Pane For Windows 8 by MrGRiM01 on deviantART
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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    windows 8.1 and server 2012 R2


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello m18xr2,

    I'm afraid that the Details pane is a global setting to be on or off for all folders.

    I haven't test this, but you might see how this below works for having the Details pane at the bottom in Windows 8/8.1. I would recommend to create a restore point before doing this just to be safe.

    Bottom Details Pane For Windows 8 by MrGRiM01 on deviantART
    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
    thank you sir for linking me to them and their cool little development.
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    64-bit Windows 10 build 10166


    You're most welcome.
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