The Details pane in File Explorer of Windows 10 helps to view details related to a selected folder or file. You can check details like date modified, date taken, dimensions, frame width n height, frame rate, etc., for a video file, image file, EXE file, folder, etc. Depending on the type of item you’ve selected, details are visible there. If you want to know different options to show Details pane in File Explorer, then this post is helpful. You can show as well as hide the Details pane as per your requirements.
Show Details pane in File Explorer in Windows 10
We have covered 3 built-in options to show or hide the Details pane in Windows 10 File Explorer. These are:
- Using a hotkey
- Using Ribbon menu of File Explorer
- Using Registry Editor.
Let’s check these options.
1] Using a hotkey
This is the fastest and easiest option to show the Details pane in File Explorer. Only two steps are needed:
- Open File Explorer using Win+E hotkey
- Press Alt+Shift+P.
This will instantly open the Details pane. Press the same hotkey again to hide the Details pane in File Explorer.
2] Using Ribbon menu of File Explorer
Here are the steps:
- Use Win+E hotkey to open File Explorer
- Click on the View tab
- On the Ribbon menu, click on the Details pane.
This will show the Details pane on the right-hand part of File Explorer. Use the same option to hide the Details pane anytime.
3] Using Registry Editor
Before performing this or any Registry trick, it is recommended to first backup the Registry so that you can restore it anytime to undo unnecessary changes. Now carefully follow these steps:
- Open Registry Editor
- Access GlobalSettings key
- Create DetailsContainer key
- Create DetailsContainer binary value under DetailsContainer key
- Set its Value data
- Create Sizer key under GlobalSettings key
- Create DetailsContainerSizer binary value under Sizer key
- Set its Value data.
Type regedit in the Search box and press Enter key to open Registry Editor.
After that, access the GlobalSettings key. Its path is:
Under that key, create a new Registry key, and rename it to DetailsContainer, just like visible in the above screenshot. If the key is already present, then no need to create it.
On the right-hand section of that key, right-click, use the New menu, and select the Binary Value option. Rename the newly generated binary value to DetailsContainer.
Double-click on the DetailsContainer value and a window will pop up. There, add the following Value data:
01 00 00 00 02 00 00 00
Write the above values without space. It will automatically fill those values to correct places. Press OK to add the changes.
Select DetailsContainer key and again create a new Registry key under it. This time, set the name of this new key to Sizer.
Under the Sizer key, create DetailsContainerSizer name Binary Value.
Double-click on that value and a window will pop up. In its Value data box, add the following values:
3E 01 00 00 01 00 00 00 00 00 00 00 49 03 00 00
Write the above values in continuation, without any space or using Enter key. Press OK to save your changes.
Now when you will open File Explorer, you will see that the Details pane is visible on the right-hand side.
To hide the Details pane, simply Delete DetailsContainer and DetailsContainzerSizer Binary values.
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