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Windows 7: No info popping up when file highlighted in Windows Explorer

13 Dec 2016   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64bit
No info popping up when file highlighted in Windows Explorer

Hey all!

This seems very ridiculous and easy but I just can't figure it out. For years whenever I highlighted a file in Windows Explorer, all the relevant information would pop up at the bottom of the screen (file size, dimensions, type of file etc...). There was a power outage, pc was a bit wonky, ran file checker a few times, fixed a few issues and then I noticed that Explorer was acting funny. Even when I activate the preview pane it just shows a picture, no details at all.

Any suggestions?


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13 Dec 2016   #2

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

I think I found the answer, when I use my "pinned to taskbar shortcut" - the Organize option wanted is not there. When I use the icon dedicated to Explorer.exe -- there is an Organize tab on the left side. Click on it, you will see a Layout tab, click on it, you will see another sub-menu, Details Pane is the click you want to make.
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13 Dec 2016   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64bit

You're the man Roland! Thanks!
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