Windows 10: Setting default columns size in File Explorer

Discus and support Setting default columns size in File Explorer in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Since I have read this forum about so many people asking how to apply settings for a default column size in File Explorer, I thought I would answer it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by iamdavinci, Apr 8, 2021.

  1. Setting default columns size in File Explorer


    Since I have read this forum about so many people asking how to apply settings for a default column size in File Explorer, I thought I would answer it since no one here at Microsoft correctly identified it. Even though they did give you their best answer - it is rather quite simple.


    To size all columns to fit by default in windows 10 all you need to do is right click on a column header name and a pop up window will appear. You need to select the “More…” option and then another pop up will appear where you can set the pixel size of the column. The pixel size of the column is at the bottom of the window.


    A very well written article is located here:


    https://techcratic.com/index.php/2021/04/05/size-all-columns-to-fit-by-default-in-windows-10/


    I hope this helps everyone who reads this message.


    Kind Regards.

    :)
     
    iamdavinci, Apr 8, 2021
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  2. Maintain Explorer Column Sizing

    Is there a way to get the Windows Explorer to maintain the column sizes I set for them, especially for Word ad Excel files?

    I open the explorer, have it "Size All Columns To Fit" so I can read longer file names. Next time I open the Explorer, not only does it not open at the size I left it after sizing to fit, the "Name" column shrunk back down to some default size ...

    Why does this happen? I could understand if I added a new longer filename at some point and the Explorer doesn't resize larger, but why does it automatically resize smaller. This seems a lot of pointless work ...

    Is there a (preferably global) solution to this?

    Thanks!
     
    FredVavrek, Apr 8, 2021
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  3. Paola Gar Win User
    File Explorer: Size all columns to fit (as a default view)

    Hi,

    To clarify your concern, we'd like to know if you're trying to change the width of all columns to fit their contents in a folder. If yes, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open the folder with a details layout view that you want to change the width of columns to fit.
    • Click on the View tab.
    • Click on Size all columns to fit in the ribbon.


      Setting default columns size in File Explorer eeea339d-a1e0-4522-afe3-31f32bb87c65.jpg


    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Paola Gar, Apr 8, 2021
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  4. Setting default columns size in File Explorer

    With the Windows File Explorer, is there any way of changing the default display window column widths?

    With the Windows File Explorer, is there any way of changing the default display window column widths?

    I have some files with very long names, and I always want to see the file extensions as well as the names. In the default Windows File Explorer, the first column listing the names of the files is too narrow for some of my file names with extensions. I
    can drag the right margin of the first column to the right and fix that, but the next time I open File Explorer, I have to do it again. I would like to set the column widths and have that be the default thereafter.
     
    Lewis D. Eigen, Apr 8, 2021
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