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How Do I Free Up Viewing Space in Windows Explorer?

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    How Do I Free Up Viewing Space in Windows Explorer?


    In windows explorer, hid the preview pane. But theres still that annoying space on that right side of the window. Now, when I bring it up, theres just one column of files on the left side. How can I "free" it up so that a 2nd or 3rd column of files can be viewed in that space?

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    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Koolx,

    You might see if it may be the Details pane turned on instead.

    Details Pane - Show or Hide in Windows 8 File Explorer

    If not, then please go ahead and post a screenshot showing this to see if it may ID what it is.
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