General Change Size of Columns Width for Folder in Windows 11 File Explorer


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This tutorial will show you how to change the size of columns width for a folder in File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.

When you are using a details layout view for a folder, all items in the folder will be displayed by details in columns. You can change the width of specific or all columns to fit the content how you like.

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EXAMPLE: Before and after "Size all columns to fit"

Before_Size_all_columns_to_fit.png
After_Size_all_columns_to_fit.png





Option One

"Size Column to Fit" in Folder


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Open the folder you want to change the width of columns.

3 Right click or press and hold on the column header (ex: "Name") you want to size to fit. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap on Size Column to Fit.

5 Repeat step 3 and step 4 for any other columns you want to size to fit.

Size_Column_to_Fit.png





Option Two

"Size All Columns to Fit" in Folder


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Open the folder you want to change the width of columns.

3 Right click or press and hold on any column header. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap on Size All Columns to Fit.

Size_All_Columns_to_Fit.png





Option Three

Drag to Change Width of Selected Columns in Folder


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Open the folder you want to change the width of columns.

3 Move the pointer over the right border line of the column you want to change the width of until the pointer turns into a Move_cross.png cross with double arrows. (see screenshot below)

4 Click/tap and hold, drag the column border left or right until it's the width size you want, and release.

5 Repeat step 3 and step 4 for any other columns you want to resize the width of.

Drag_to_Size_Column_to_Fit.png





Option Four

Change Width of Selected Columns in Pixels in Folder


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Open the folder you want to change the width of columns.

3 Right click or press and hold on any column header, and click/tap on More. (see screenshot below)

Size_Column_to_Fit_in_pixels-1.png

4 Perform the following steps to change the width size of column: (see screenshot below)
  • Select a checked column (ex: "Name") you want to change the width size of.
  • Type how many pixels wide you want the selected column. The number of pixels you can enter will vary depending on your display resolution and DPI scaling level.
  • Repeat the two steps above for any other columns you want to change the width size of.
  • Click/tap on OK when finished to apply.
Size_Column_to_Fit_in_pixels-2.png


That's it,
Shawn Brink

 
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