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Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7

How to Enable or Disable the Windows Explorer "Details Pane" in Windows 7
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29 Jul 2012
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How to Enable or Disable the Windows Explorer "Details Pane" in Windows 7

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This will show you how to enable or disable the ability to turn on the details pane in Windows Explorer for specific or all users in Vista and Windows 7.

You must be logged in as an administrator to be able to do the steps in this tutorial.


EXAMPLE: Details Pane enabled and disabled in Windows Explorer
Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7-blank.jpg Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7-details_disabled.jpg



Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 OPTION ONE Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7
To Enable or Disable ability to Turn On "Details Pane" using a REG File
1. Do step 2 or 3 below for what you would like to do.

2. To Enable Windows Explorer "Details Pane" for All Users
NOTE: This is the default setting.
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Enable_Details_Pane.reg
download
B) Go to step 4 below.
3. To Disable Windows Explorer "Details Pane" for All Users
A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below.
Disable_Details_Pane.reg
download
B) Go to step 4 below.
4. Save the .reg file to the desktop.

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

6. If prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK.

7. Log off and on, or restart explorer to apply.

8. When finished, you can delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.



Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7 OPTION TWO Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7
To Enable or Disable ability to Turn On "Details Pane" in Group Policy
1. Open the all users, specific users or groups, or all users except administrators Local Group Policy Editor for how you want this policy applied.

2. In the left pane, click/tap on to expand User Configuration, Administrative Templates, Windows Components, Windows Explorer, and open Explorer Frame Pane. (see screenshot below)
Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7-details_gpedit-1.jpg
3. In the right pane of Explorer Frame Pane, double click/tap on Turn off Details Pane. (see screenshot above)

4. Do step 5 or 6 below for what you would like to do.

5. To Enable Windows Explorer "Details Pane"
A) Select (dot) Disabled or Not Configured, and click/tap on OK. (see screenshot below step 6A)
NOTE: Not Configured is the default setting.

B) Go to step 7 below.
6. To Disable Windows Explorer "Details Pane"
A) Select (dot) Enabled, click/tap on OK, and go to step 7 below. (see screenshot below)
Details Pane - Enable or Disable in Windows 7-details_gpedit-2.jpg
7. You can now close the Local Group Policy Editor window if you like.
That's it,
Shawn





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