Windows 10: File Explorer View Questions

Discus and support File Explorer View Questions in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When looking at a drive or folder, a grotty great apparently unremovable & unresizable panel appears on the right. It contains no information I need,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by AntRhonda, Dec 8, 2019.

  1. AntRhonda Win User

    File Explorer View Questions

    When looking at a drive or folder, a grotty great apparently unremovable & unresizable panel appears on the right. It contains no information I need, takes up way too much screen space, and makes it all but impossible to look at two folders, drives, etc. at once to evaluate them.

    Is there any way to resize or (preferably) get rid of this piece of nonsense?

    My brand new Lenovo Thinkpad is running Win 10 build 18632.476.

    I find the procedure for attaching a file obscure and obtuse in its unnecessary complications, hope you can see the panel to which I refer in the screnshot.


    File Explorer View Questions [​IMG]

    AntRhonda, Dec 8, 2019

  2. 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, Dec 8, 2019
  3. Arun B J Win User
    File Explorer and viewing pictures


    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    I understand your concern and will assist you to resolve this issue.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it helps.

    • Open File Explorer.

    • Click on View Tab.

    • Select Detail panel.

    • Now if you click on any picture or file you will be able to see the information at the top right corner.

    Hope this helps. If the issue remains unresolved, please get back to us and we would be happy to help.
    Arun B J, Dec 8, 2019
  4. File Explorer View Questions

    How to display tile view for pictures in the File Explorer.

    Hi Matthew,

    I realize the inconvenience you are experiencing with Windows 10. I will certainly help you.

    This issue might occur if there is change in files view settings.

    I suggest you to follow the steps below to turn on Tiles view of pictures.

    1. Open File Explorer where pictures are present.

    2. Right click on the blank space in the File Explorer.

    3. Then click on View option from the list and choose

    Please get back to us with an update on issue with Windows 10, we will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
    Nyima Yonten, Dec 8, 2019

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