[HOME]3:38 PM November 30, 2017

Add Remove File Details To Windows Explorer

When you open Windows explorer, and go into any folder you will see a bunch of information concerning the files in that folder. Usually you'll have the Name, Size, Type and Date modified.

You can actually see more info if it's available or remove any you don't want to see.

Across the top just right click on the area I highlighted in red, or you could even right click on the word Name, and you'll get a menu of options for the various columns available. Right now in my example I've just have name selected.



When I'm dealing with media, I like to see the columns, Name, Type, Size and Length. Don't worry if you don't see them automatically in the list. Just click on the option More... at the bottom. Go through the Details section chose the ones you want by checking them, any you don't want to see uncheck them. Then OK.


Here I have the Size attribute enabled. Between each column heading there is a barely visible line, in my case, I high lighted one in red to make it easier to see. If you place your mouse cursor over it it turns into a cross like shape, clicking and holding down and then dragging left or right you can adjust the size of each column to see more or less information.


Can't show a screen-shot because my mouse doesn't show up in screen-shots. Something to do with overlays I think. You can also move these headings around. I usually like to see the name first and then the size but what if I wanted to see the size first, I hold down on the size button and drag it over to where the Name column is and let go.


You can still do a bit more customization. In the Name column I normally like it in alphabetical order but let's say for some reason I want to reverse it, all I do is click once on the Name column and it's automatically reversed, clicking again and back to normal.

You can do the same thing with length, dates, size, your choice. If you have more than one file type in a folder you can line up all the different file types by just clicking on type.

So some basic Windows Explorer customization tips.