Windows 10: Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows

Discus and support Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows in Windows 10 Tutorials to solve the problem; Shawn, Thanks. I have always wanted to be able to change the Details shown for music files - I add comments to my music files but did not know how... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Tutorials' started by Try3, Sep 11, 2017.

  1. Try3 Win User

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows


    Shawn,

    Thanks. I have always wanted to be able to change the Details shown for music files - I add comments to my music files but did not know how to add them to the Details pane so I have always had to go through the Properties, Details tab {which is slower and, since it is not shown in the Details pane, I can quite easily miss doing some of them}.

    I thought the details of what I did might help somebody else so here goes.

    The MSDN link you provided does not list all of the available properties. I found the correct syntax for what I needed by searching the Registry for genre because that is already in the default Details for mp3 files so I knew it would be found somewhere or other. I found it in the entries for audio files in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\ContentDirectory.item.audioItem and used the syntax it showed me for the particular ones I wanted.

    So I now have
    key HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\WMP11.AssocFile.MP3
    Name PreviewDetails
    Data prop:System.Music.AlbumTitle;System.Music.TrackNumber;System.Title;System.Music.AlbumArtist;System.M usic.Artist;System.Music.Genre;System.Music.Composer;System.Comment;System.Media.Year;System.Media.D uration;System.Audio.EncodingBitrate;System.DateModified

    Details pane before changes
    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows [​IMG]

    Details pane after changes

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows [​IMG]

    Thanks again. This will help me several times every single week.

    Denis

    :)
     
  2. OldNav2 Win User

    preview/details pane in explorer

    Is there a way to NOT show the preview/details pain in explorer?
     
    OldNav2, Sep 11, 2017
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  3. preview/details pane in explorer

    Hi,

    Setting the Preview pane to show or hide in File Explorer will apply to all folders. If you wish to hide the Preview pane in File Explorer, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Open File Explorer.
    • Tap on View tab.
    • Click Preview Pane to view/hide it.

    We would appreciate it if you could get back to us and provide us your feedback.
     
    Michael Gall, Sep 11, 2017
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  4. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows

    Brink, Sep 11, 2017
    #4
  5. I could use some help adding the description field for .jpg images to the details preview. I have followed your instructions step by step several times, but it doesn't work.
    Does it matter that whether the file extension is .jpg .JPG or .jpeg ?

    Any help is appreciated!
    I'm trying to display and edit the IPTC and/or EXIF description data field of an image, in order to benefit from its SEO value online.
    Here is how it looks on my PC:

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows [​IMG]

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows [​IMG]

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows [​IMG]
     
    HagenPflueger, Feb 7, 2018
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  6. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello Hagen, and welcome to Ten Forums. *Smile

    You would indeed set the PreviewDetails string value for only "jpegfile" for the ".jpg" and ".jpeg" file types.

    If you right click on the image, click on Properties, and click on the Details tab, are the details you want to see populated with info? If not, it won't show the detail in the Details Pane even if specified using this tutorial.
     
    Brink, Feb 7, 2018
    #6
  7. Thanks Brink for the quick reply.
    The description field isn't displayed in the properties -details as well.
    I guess then I have to find a third party software to edit those information?
    I have tried irfanview, but that seems not to be consistent somehow.
    Any other suggestions?
     
    HagenPflueger, Feb 7, 2018
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  8. Brink
    Brink New Member

    Customize Preview Details in Details Pane of File Explorer in Windows

    I'm not sure which program would be best for that, but you might create a new thread in the "Software and Apps" forum area to see if someone may know a good one for you.
     
    Brink, Feb 7, 2018
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  9. Brink
    Brink New Member
    Hello chummy, *Smile

    You could use the method in the tutorial to have those details show for the file types you want, but the details will now show if not actually available for the file.
     
    Brink, Apr 4, 2018
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  10. chummy Win User
    Is there a way to add Video codec information? I tried to find information about, but i guess thats not possible.
     
    chummy, Apr 26, 2018
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  11. ap1978 Win User
    ap1978, Apr 26, 2018
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  12. chummy Win User
    I want the information in preview details for explorer search reasons.
     
    chummy, Apr 26, 2018
    #12
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