General Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer in Windows 11

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The details pane in File Explorer shows you the most common properties associated with the selected file. File properties provide more detailed info about a file, such as the author, the date you last changed the file, and any descriptive tags you might have added to the file.

This tutorial will show you how to show or hide the details pane in File Explorer for your account in Windows 11.


Setting the details pane to show or hide in File Explorer is a global setting that is applied to all folders, and not just in the current folder.

You can drag the left border of the details pane left and right to increase or decrease its width in File Explorer.

If you set the details pane to show, then it will replace the preview pane if currently showing.

If you turn off thumbnail previews in File Explorer, image files will also not show a preview in the details pane.



Contents

  • Option One: Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer from File Explorer Command Bar
  • Option Two: Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer using REG file


EXAMPLE: Details pane in File Explorer

Details_pane_in_File_Explorer.png






OPTION ONE

Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer from File Explorer Command Bar


1 Open File Explorer (Win+E).

2 Click/tap on View on the command bar. (see screenshot below)

3 Click/tap on Show.

4 Check (show) or uncheck (hide - default) Details pane for what you want.

Details_pane_setting.png






OPTION TWO

Show or Hide Details Pane in File Explorer using REG file


1 Do step 2 (show) or step 3 (hide) below for what you would like to do.


2 To Show Details Pane in File Explorer

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Show_Details_pane_in_File_Explorer_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\DetailsContainer]
"DetailsContainer"=hex:01,00,00,00,02,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer]
"DetailsContainerSizer"=hex:15,01,00,00,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,c0,03,00,00

3 To Hide Details Pane in File Explorer

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.

Hide_Details_pane_in_File_Explorer_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\DetailsContainer]
"DetailsContainer"=hex:02,00,00,00,02,00,00,00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer]
"DetailsContainerSizer"=hex:15,01,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,c0,03,00,00

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If File Explorer is currently open, then close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


That's it,
Shawn Brink


 

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