Windows 10: Explorer view options greyed out/bug

Discus and support Explorer view options greyed out/bug in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; There is this weird entry under the change folder and search options that won't get removed. I tried SFC and DISM, reset explorer, scanned for malware,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by MGENZ, Sep 27, 2022.

  1. MGENZ Win User

    Explorer view options greyed out/bug


    There is this weird entry under the change folder and search options that won't get removed. I tried SFC and DISM, reset explorer, scanned for malware, checked for updates, and nothing worked. I have to point out i tried to use "winfilefolder", but Bitdefender automatically blocks it "PowerShell tried to load a malicious resource detected as Heur.BZC.ZFV.Boxter.501.3BC60D0D and was blocked. Your device is safe.". Any help is very much appreciated.

    :)
     
    MGENZ, Sep 27, 2022
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  2. in file folder view options for changing the view are greyed out

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    We understand your concern as you are unable to change the view options in File Explorer as it’s greyed out.



    In order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    • What is the Windows 10 version and Build (1903/1909) installed? (Type
      winver in Windows search/Run command)
    • Are you aware of any recent changes on the PC, prior to this issue?


    In this scenario, we would suggest you to refer this article and check:
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    Let us know how it goes.



    Aditya Roy

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    Aditya_Roy, Sep 27, 2022
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  3. setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Sep 27, 2022
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  4. DaveM121 Win User

    Explorer view options greyed out/bug

    file explorer view options

    Hi Anna

    At the top of Explorer, do you not see the View Ribbon, and if that is not expanded, if you double click that is should stay expanded

    Another option, in Files Explorer is, navigate to a folder, then press Ctrl and scroll up or down, that will work the view through all options (List, Details, Small Icons, Large Icons . . etc.)
     
    DaveM121, Sep 27, 2022
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