Want to show or hide file size information in folder tips in Windows? Whenever you hover your mouse pointer over any folder or desktop item, a pop-up description box or tooltip appears. This pop-up box shows details like Total size, Free space, Date created, Size, Folders and files it contains, and so on. If you wish, you can disable the pop-up description for folders & desktop items in Windows 11/10.
Disable Pop-up description for folder & desktop items
If you wish to disable pop-up descriptions for folders & desktop items, open Folder Options. In Windows, you can type File Explorer Options in the Start search and select the result.
Click on the View tab and uncheck Show pop-up description for folders & desktop items.
Click Apply and Exit.
To enable it back, simply check the box.
Enable or disable Display file size information in Folder tips
This setting changes the value in the following Registry key:
Change the value of the DWORD ShowInfoTip to 0 to disable tooltips.
TIP: You can also use our free Ultimate Windows Tweaker to change these settings. You will see the tweak under Customization > This PC > Display file type information on Folder tips.
Show or hide file size information in folder tips on Windows 11/10
In case you want to show only the date (Date created) in the pop-up description when you hover the mouse cursor on a folder and hide the other information like folder size, file names, and names of sub-folders, then it can also be done using the Registry Editor.
Open the Registry Editor and jump to the following path:
On the right-hand section, double-click on the FolderContentsInfoTip DWORD (32-Bit) Value. You might need to create this DWORD value first if it doesn’t exist. A small box will open. Add 0 in the Value data and press the OK button.
To undo the changes and show all the file size information in the folder tips (or pop-up description) again, access the above path in the Registry Editor, and set Value data of FolderContentsInfoTip DWORD value to 1.
Note: You can also use the Folder Options box and check/uncheck the Display file size information in folder tips option (in the View tab), but Microsoft is removing this option from there. Thus, the Registry Editor method can be used.
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Do note that this setting will affect only the pop-up description for folder & desktop items and not the pop-up descriptions that you see for items on the Taskbar, Start Menu button, or the Notification area.
What is Show popup description for folder and desktop items?
When you hover your mouse on a folder or file, it displays a popup window containing basic information about the folder or file. It contains the date when you created the item, size of the file/folder, etc. No matter if you use Windows 11 or Windows 10, you can find the same popup menu on both versions of Windows.
How do I change the default folder view for all folders in Windows 11/10?
To change the default folder view for all folders in Windows 11/10 PC, you need to open the folder, right-click on empty space, and select the Properties option. Next, switch to the Customize folder and choose a view as per your requirements from the drop-down list. Tick the Also apply this template to all subfolders checkbox and click the OK button.
That’s all! I hope this guide helped you.
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