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.

Table of Contents

 About This Book

 Introduction to Microsoft Windows

Introduction to Windows Explorer

 What Is Windows Explorer?

 Viewing File Properties

 Turning On/Off File Preview Pane

 Options of File Listing in a Folder

 Always Show Icons, Never Thumbnails

Best Seetings of Folder Options

 Applying Folder Options to All Folders

 Introduction to Internet Explorer

 "Paint" Program and Computer Graphics

 GIMP - GNU Image Manipulation Program

 JPEG Image File Format Quality and Size

 GIF Image File Format and Transparent Background

 "WinZip" - ZIP File Compression Tool

 "WinRAR" - RAR and ZIP File Compression Tool

 FTP Server, Client and Commands

 "FileZilla" - Free FTP Client and Server

 Web Server Log Files and Analysis Tool - "Analog"

 Spyware Adware Detection and Removal

 IE Addon Program Listing and Removal

 Vundo (VirtuMonde/VirtuMundo) - vtsts.dll Removal

 Trojan and Malware "Puper" Description and Removal

 VSToolbar (VSAdd-in.dll) - Description and Removal

 Spybot - Spyware Blocker, Detection and Removal

 Setting Up and Using Crossover Cable Network

 Home Network Gateway - DSL Modem/Wireless Router

 Windows Task Manager - The System Performance Tool

 "tasklist" Command Line Tool to List Process Information

 "msconfig" - System Configuration Tool

 Configuring and Managing System Services

 Windows Registry Key and Value Management Tools

 Startup Programs Removal for Better System Performance

 Winsock - Windows Sockets API

 Java on Windows

 Glossary of Terms

 Outdated Tutorials


 PDF Printing Version