Windows Tutorials - Herong's Tutorial Examples - Version 5.61, by Dr. Herong Yang
Best Seetings of Folder Options
This section describes best settings for folder options on Windows Explorer on Windows 7 systems.
On a new computer, you may want to use the following suggested settings for your folder options:
1. Click menu: Organize > Layout and set:
Checked - Menu bar Unchecked - Details pane Unchecked - Preview pane Checked - Navigation page
2. Click menu: Organize > Folder and search options and review General tab:
Checked - Open each folder in the same window Checked - Double-click to open an item (single-click to select) Checked - Show all folders Checked - Automatically expand to current folder
3. Click menu: Organize > Folder and search options and review View tab:
Checked - Always show icons, never thumbnails Checked - Always show menus Checked - Display file icon on thumbnails Checked - Display file size information in folder tips Unchecked - Display the full path in the title bar Checked - Show hidden files, folders, and drivers Unchecked - Hide empty drives in the Computer folder Unchecked - Hide extension for known file types Unchecked - Hide protected operating system files Unchecked - Launch folder windows in a separate process Unchecked - Restore previous folder windows at logon Checked - Show drive letter Checked - Show encrypted or compressed NTFS files in color Checked - Show pop-up description for folder and desktop items Unchecked - Show preview handlers in preview pane Checked - Use check boxes to select items Checked - Use Sharing Wizard Checked - When typing into list view, select the typed item in view
4. Click menu: Organize > Folder and search options and review Search tab:
Checked - In indexed locations, search file name and contents. In non-indexed locations, search file name only. Checked - Include subfolders in search results when searching in... Checked - Find Partial matches Unchecked - Use natural language search Unchecked - Don't use the index when searching in the file folders... Checked - Include system directories Unchecked - Include compressed files (ZIP, CAB...)
Last update: 2012.
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