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How to open Folder or File Explorer Options in Windows 10

Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10

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

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

3] Via Explorer File Menu

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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

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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

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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

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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!

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