How to open Folder or File Explorer Options in Windows 10

How to open Folder or File Explorer Options in Windows 10

November 15, 2019 0 By admin

This post will show you how to open Folder Options or File Explorer Options in Windows 10/8/7. Using the File Explorer Options, you can customize where File Explorer opens, configure clicks required to open items, set how Windows searches, and decide how you want the items in File Explorer to be displayed.

Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10

There are several ways  to open Folder Options or File Explorer Options in Windows 10:

  1. Using Windows Search
  2. Via Control Panel
  3. Via Explorer File Menu
  4. Via Explorer Ribbon
  5. Using Run box
  6. Using Command Prompt or PowerShell.

Let us see how to do this.

1] Using Windows Search

Simply type File Explorer Options in Windows 10 search bar and click on the result you see. The box will open.

2] Via Control Panel

Open Control Panel > Small Icons View and click on the File Explorer Options applet.

3] Via Explorer File Menu

Open File Explorer and click on the File menu in the top left corner. Click on the Change folder and search options link to open it.

4] Via Explorer Ribbon

Open File Explorer and click on the View tab. Then select Options and then click on the Change folder and search options link to open it.

5] Using the Run box

From the WinX Menu, open the Run dialog box, type the following and hit Enter:

rundll32.exe shell32.dll,Options_RunDLL 0

This command can also work in a Command Prompt or PowerShell.

6] Using Command Prompt or PowerShell

From the WinX Menu, select Command Prompt. Now type the following and hit Enter:

control.exe folders

This command can also work in a PowerShell or Run prompt.

Have a nice day!

Anand Khanse is the Admin of TheWindowsClub.com, a 10-year Microsoft MVP Awardee in Windows (2006-16) & a Windows Insider MVP. Please read the entire post & the comments first, create a System Restore Point before making any changes to your system & be careful about any 3rd-party offers while installing freeware.