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Need more details in W7 Explorer Details Pane

Question: Need more details in W7 Explorer Details Pane

Hi,I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosenAny suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

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Answer: Need more details in W7 Explorer Details Pane

I think you are asking Windows Explorer to do more than it is intended to do.Try using infranview to view the folder. Get infranview at the link below.http://www.irfanview.com/

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How can I re-associate .mp4 files with video details displaying in the Details Pane? After installing the K-lite codecs pack, my mp4's all began displaying in the details pane as audio files (Album, Artist etc) and no longer displays the important video default details (size, frame height, bitrate etc). I assume it was because of incorrectly associating file types when installing the codecs (even though wmv's, avi's are still correct), so I uninstalled the codecs but the Details categories remain for typical audio files. I've exhausted The Google and I'm stumped... any help? (Win7, 32-bit with VLC as my default player) Thanks!

Answer:Details Pane associating mp4 video files with audio details

Have you tried resetting your Folder Templates?

Tutorial
Folder Template - Default

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A fairly simple question:

Has anyone tried to (or found a third party app) that can put the details pane back to the bottom of the File Explorer windows, like it was in 7. It was of great use to me when reading tags and other information. In 8, it just takes needless width space from the windows.

Answer:Explorer's Details Pane

Shell32.dll but modifyng it crashes windows 8 (at least in CP/RP), havent tried in RTM yet.

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Is there a way to display file folder location in the details pane view?
In the search box I've type *.* and it display all files.  There are duplicate files I want to delete so I want to see which folder they're in without checking each file's properties.

Thanks in advance.

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Hi. According to the final entries on this old thread:
Possible to display details pane on bottom? - Page 2 - - Windows 10 Forums
oldnewexplorer doesn't work after the Windows 10 anniversary update.

I've newly upgraded to W10 and am disappointed that there is no longer a details pane along the bottom of the screen in File Explorer. As the last poster in that old thread asked - is there a fix? Thank you.

Answer:Position of File Explorer Details Pane

OldNewExplorer is working under anniversary update ( at least , the latest build 1.1.8.2 ) and running fine on my rig ...

Here is version history

v1.1.8.2 26.07.2016* Fix possible crash on process exit
v1.1.8.1 21.07.2016* Support for build 14393
v1.1.8 03.04.2016* Support for build 14295
v1.1.7.1 13.09.2015* Fixed rare crash
v1.1.7 09.08.2015* Fixed crashes
v1.1.6 03.08.2015* Fixed deadlocking
v1.1.5.1 19.04.2015* Fix for Windows 10 build 10049+
v1.1.5 21.03.2015* Support for Windows 10 TP* Option to replace navigation buttons
v1.1.0 20.07.2014* Improved injection mechanisms to solve issues with some options not working in some cases
v1.0.7 14.02.2014* Enabling glass on navigation bar removes padding around search box and reduces travel buttons padding* New setting to remove Up button
v1.0.6 10.02.2014* New settings to show navigation bar on glass (without ribbon only)v1.0.5 02.02.2014* O-N-E is now registered as BHO to initialize in all explorer windows* New settings to hide caption text and icon
v1.0.4 05.12.2013* Fixed: Folders can't be renamed when 'Use libraries; hide folders' is on (1.0.3 bug)
v1.0.3 29.11.2013* 'Use libraries; hide folders' hides folders even with subfolders (explorer.exe restart no longer required)
v1.0.2 26.11.2013* Removed 'Group network locations separately' - always on* All options are off by default* 'Use libraries; hide folders' hides folders even with subfolders (explorer.exe restart required)* Fixed installation with spaces in path* Fixe... Read more

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For some reason when I go to the layout menu in Vista Exploer (Explorer --> Organize --> Layout) there is no details pane listed. Is there a way to get that back?

I checked to see that "Show Previews and Filters" is selected" and it is. I tried unselecting and reselecting it and that didn't work.


Thanks

Answer:can't get details pane in Explorer layout to show up

Hi, the details pane is not under organise it's under View.

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Does anyone know how to edit the details that appear at the bottom of the screen when you select a file? I'm not talking about the details that you can change when you select view but the one at the very bottom of the screen.
Thank you

Answer:Edit windows explorer details pane?

Try this:

http://www.muvenum.com/downloads/fre...tags-setup.exe

Once installed, go to the details tab of a files properties, and you can edit them as you wish, which will also appear at the bottom of Windows Explorer.

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I do not want to see a large space to the right of my photos & files in file explorer. I want to see the full space filled with them. I have been searching for hours for the mythical "General Tab" which supposedly contains the key but it doesn't seem to exist. Does anyone know if this display is possible?
 

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Hi,
I must apologize in advance for any forthcoming ignorance, as I am a forum newbie. Using Win8.1, I am trying to relocate the Details Pane in Explorer from the space wasting right side to the well fitting & familiar bottom.

Fix I found is here: How To Move Details Pane To The Bottom In Windows 8.1 File Explorer

Has anyone had any experience in general with this tool? Haven't been able to find out any more jnfo either way othter than the link.

Thank you in advance for your time.

Answer:Win8.1: Reconnect Details Pane to bottom of Explorer

Better use Old New Explorer:
OldNewExplorer - make your 8.1/10 explorer work like Win7/8 one - StartIsBack+ - MSFN Forum

It has some other features but the one you are searching for is one of them. It doesn't always make the hack but it is much safer than patching the shell32.dll

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How do I change the font style in the Windows Explorer details pane using Windows Style Builder?

I have attached a screenshot, I want to change the font inside the red box. More specifically, the font of the text in black.

Answer:Change the font style in Explorer details pane

Welcome to the Seven Forums
That would be at Styles > TextStyle > BodyText > FONT:FONT
Jerry

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I want to make some specific changes to the default Preview Details string for picture files in Windows Explorer. I have found an excellent write-up on how to edit that string using regedit, but the author was only interested in the specific around music. In the attached picture, I show the file properties/attributes that I am interested in placing in the Detail Pane. The current edited string is shown below.


prop:System.Photo.DateTaken;System.Keywords;System.Title;System.Subject;
*System.Photo.PeopleNames;*System.Contact.Location;*System.Contact.StateOrProvince;
*System.Contact.Country;System.Comment;*System.DateCreated;*System.DateModified;
*System.SharedWith

As you can see, some work, others don't. Is there a comprehensive list of these properties and their syntax in the form
(*)System.xxxx.yyy
that one can refer to when modifying the string?

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Hi, I just re-installed windows 7 on my desktop pc and have a question about the settings of the details pane in windows explorer (the one that appears and the bottom when you select a file). Previously when I selected video files (.mp4, .avi and .mkv) I would get the details at the bottom, the video frame width and height, size of file etc.. but since I reinstalled I don't get these details when I select video files. I know its only a small problem but I work with video files a lot and have gotten used to seeing the resolution of files without having to open them. Does anyone know how I can get the details pane to show these details again? At the moment it only displays the video size, name and state.

Here is a screen-shot of the details pane for a selected .mkv video file on my laptop, this is what I want it to display on my pc.
 

Answer:Solved: Windows explorer details pane for videos problem

Is the folder set as a "Video" type?
Look at the properties of the folder, and there you will see a drop down list for the type.
 

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I would like to see more audio details in win10 file explorer preview pane, especially the channels and bitrate for movies in the *.mkv format. (I would like to see if they include DTS 5.1, languages, subtittles etc.)

Before the latest creators update, this information was shown in the preview pane (along other video-details). Now I can't get it back. Icaros doesn't seem to help in this case.

What can I do?

Answer:File explorer: How to show audio details in preview pane?

Try MediaTab (free)

etc

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For Windows 7, is there a list of the 'Details' available in the Windows Explorer folder view called 'Details' which has an explanation for each of them? Most of them are simple but some leave me scratching my head.

Answer:explanation of 'Details' in Windows Explorer 'Details' view

The "Details" which are available are those you see when a list of files is in "Details" view (as opposed to "Icons" or "Tiles" views.In "Details" view, depending on which column categories you have enabled, you are shown such things as filesize, file-date, filetype etc. If you then right-click any column header, you can choose to hide or show more information columns.I can't see how any of that can leave you scratching your head as it's no different to previous versions of Windows in that respect.

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Hi,

I'm using Windows 7 Professional x64. When I use Windows Explorer to view image files (jpg, png, etc.), I would like to see each image's dimensions listed in the Details Pane (when it's set to view the images as Icons/Thumbnails, rather than Details). However, the only details that show up in the Details Pane are Name, Type, Date Created, Date Modified, and Size. This is the case even though:

* I've checked 'Dimensions' in the 'Choose Details' options
* The folder is already categorized/optimized for 'Pictures'
* Other folders show the other details I want -- i.e., the Details Pane for my 'Videos' folder shows Length, Frame Width, Frame Height, and other details that I've chosen

Any suggestions are appreciated. Thanks.

 

Answer:Need for details in Details Pane

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Hello, I was wondering about the possibility to increase the images thumbnail size on the details pane in file explorer, and to make the panel maller than allowed by default. Is it possible?
Thank you for your help

Answer:adjust file preview size on file explorer details pane

There seems to be a minimum size which is pre-defined, you cannot make it smaller. The preview and details pane size is set by the DetailsContainerSizer binary value in the Registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Modules\GlobalSettings\Sizer
I do not know of way to make the thumbnail larger in the details pane. It is larger in the preview pane.

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Hey,

I have a question about the details pane.
Can I add a few more parameters to the little preview window on the right? (For music like BPM, Publisher etc)

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How can I change the color of details pane in Windows Explorer? I'm trying to modify Soft7 visual style to suite my needs.. I've found allmost everything else, but I can't find the way to change this. Is it a bitmap in shellstyle.dll, msstyles, or something else?

Answer:Details pane customization

Hi Morpheus

Are you using Windows Style Builder?

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DEAR FRIENDS,

PLS HAVE A LOOK AT THE PICTURE THAT I HAVE ATTACHED. AS U CAN SEE THE DETAILS PANE HAS SOMEHOW REACHED ON THE TOP OF THE WINDOWS RATHER THAN AT THE BOTTOM. I DONT KNOW HOW IT HAPPENED. COULD U PLS HELP ME OUT WITH THIS PROBLEM?? I NEED TO GET MY DETAILS PANE BACK TO THE GROUND FLOOR.

THANK YOU,
PRAMODM

Answer:Details pane problem help!!

Not sure how you did that but i can not replicate it at all.

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I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and I was looking in a folder and at the bottom of said folder there was a details pane. Well, I accidently hit the 'Hide The Details Pane' button and guess what? Poof, the details pane was gone. Now I can't seem to figure out how to get the details pane back. Any suggestions would be much appreciated.thanks,toodawgs

Answer:I've Lost The Details Pane

Click on ORGANIZE in the top left corner. Then LAYOUT - DETAILS PANE

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A long story short is that my cat ran over my keyboard and now all my folders have a preview/details pane I can't get rid of. I read it could be removed by going to Folder Options, General, Use Classic View. Well guess what, there is no classic view! I included two screenshots to show my problem.

Folder
Lack of Classic option

Answer:Preview/details pane won't go away!

Alt + p

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So, I upgraded directly from XP, I hated Vista and I hated Win7. So. It's only natural that the omittance of the details + preview hybrid pane being missing causes me a lot of mental insecurity and overall discomfort (not literally :P ).

But point is.

Can I move the details pane from the right to the left, where the tree explorer is located?

Thanks!

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I'm running a machine with Vista Home Premium and in a folder I was looking in there is a details pane at the bottom of the folder. Well, I accidently hit 'Hide The Details Pane" button and poof it was gone. Now I can't figure out how to get the details pane back. Any help would be mucho appreciated.

thanks all,
toodawgs
by the way.....great forum, it's been a lot of help.

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I just did a reinstall of XP Pro and am having trouble with video files being "in use" when trying to move/delete them (only a several second lag, but it is annoying me). It has to do with a preview being generated in the details pane in the bottom left corner of Explorer. I eventually figured out how to turn off the preview option on my last install but have forgotten how I did it. Under folder options I have "do not cache thumbnails" unchecked. Is this the setting I need to change? Or is it somewhere else? It seems to me I need an option to not show a preview in the details pane.

Thanks for any suggestions.
 

Answer:How to Turn of Thumbnails in Details Pane?

I haven't done an XP install, but I have had problems like yours. Here is how I fix them without reinstalling, in case it may help? (The instructions may be different for XP.)

Thumbnails are used as icons when the folder is in Thumbnail view. This is usually not the problem, since they are usually cached after the first time. I turn them off by getting the Properties window for that folder. (I just go to the parent folder and right-click on the folder there, then choose Properties.) Then in one of the tabs, I find the Enable thumbnail view option and uncheck it. But, again, this is probably not the problem.

The preview thumbnail (actually, the whole details pane) can be turned off by unchecking View as Web Page in the View menu in one folder. Or, you can turn it off for all folders by going to View menu > Folder Options > General tab > choose Custom, then click the Settings button and in the View Web Content in Folders section, choose Only for folders where I select "as Web Page" [View menu]

If I want the details pane, but not the preview, I edit the HTML of the window. I don't know if you want to try this, it can be confusing, but here's what I do, just in case:
I right-click on the detail pane (or you can use the View menu), and click Customize this Folder... then choose create or edit HTML document. This allows me to customize that details pane. To remove only the worst case files from the preview, I see if I can find "var w... Read more

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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How would I add an image to the background of the details pane? The ones highlighted in the screenshot I attached.

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I have a video folder that I would like organize by genre (i.e.: action, drama, comedy, etc.) but Windows isn't allowing me to add or change existing file details.




I consulted this document and realized the following applies to my situation.


Quote:




Some properties can't be added or changed. In those cases, clicking next to the value won't change its appearance.




Is there a work-around? (e.g.:Additional software)

Answer:Adding properties to details pane

Hello,

Click Here to download abcAVI, save it to your desktop, once download is complete run installer => Open up abcAVI => On the top menu bar the first icon will let you select one movie file to edit, the second icon will allow you to select a whole directory to edit all movie files in it, once in the movie just go down to Genre and choose the one you would like or type in your own => Click Save once done

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

Answer:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).


...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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is there anyway i can display my details panel on the bottom ? like it used to on win 7?

because windows 10 shows it on right hand side, but it's just taking too much of the space on my screen, it's really inconvenient when you open 2 folders and snap to sides and modify files.

Answer:Possible to display details pane on bottom?

Was just thinking the same thing. Here is how my Win7 workstation looks (about perfect to me! Note Classic Explorer is also running).


...and in Win10. The preview thumbnail image in the details pane cannot be resized (larger).

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In order to customize which fields are displayed in the details pane for a given file type you can:

1. Run Regedit.
2. HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Classes\SystemFileAsso ciations\.mp3 (Or whatever file type you want to edit.)
3. Edit the PreviewDetails string.

My question is:
Is there a way to do something similar for folders? Currently, the only info displayed in the details pane when a folder is selected is Date modified, and Availability. I would like to add other details to this pane (Size, Date created etc...). Is this possible?

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As the title says, all of a sudden i have missing file info in the details pane, i have a lot of digital media and usually when i click on it it shows me every from its name to audio type, date modified etc..all of a sudden it no longer shows me what audio, chapters or subtitles etc..from the screenshot below a lot of info that used to be there now isnt....any help would be appreciated

Answer:missing information in the details pane

How to Customize the Details Pane in Windows 10

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Hello! I would like to somehow know how to move the details pane from bottom to the top, like this:

Thank you!

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

Answer:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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Hi,

please see my screenshot, my details pane is not showing any codec information.

I had to reinstall after a windows 10 update killed my computer (update loop bsod - I can't believe updates are stilling crashing computers).

before the details pane use to show codec info like:
Video Codec, example VC-1, AVCAudio Codec, example DTS, TrueHD

how do I get it to show?

Answer:Details Pane not showing codec info

One way is to use this
File Metadata - Home
and use its file association manager to enable it for extensions you're interested in.

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hi
i want to know is there any way to move move details pane to the bottom of a window?

in windows 8 there were 2 application to run and then it was just like 7
are those two suitable for 10 or not?
or 10 has its own application?

thanks

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Hai Im new here..

Recently I was trying to add comments to movie folders so that i can keep a brief description about it when i click on it. It was easy to add comment then i had a bit trouble to get the comment getting displayed in the details pane...after playing with the registry for a while i got that solved as well.
Now I ended up with a problem where the comment being displayed eds with just some 3 or 4 words with the remaining given in dots (...) and I get a full display of it when i hover the mouse over it, which obviously goes way in 5 seconds or so.

So what i need is to find a way to expand what ever that is shown in the details pane so that it shows the entire content in consecutive lines without being restricted to one line (without having to hover a mouse)

You might get a picture of it if you have a small details pane on the right and make it show your processor details when you open thisPC.

Answer:Is there any way to show extended detail in the details pane ?

This is what i mean, if no one gets it :P

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Hello.

I've been trying to re-organize my photo collection. Previously, I had been using Windows Live Photo Gallery to tag my photos, and admittedly it was convenient. Recently, though, the program has gone on the fritz to where thumbnails aren't loading so it's harder to differentiate photos simply by the file name in cases where I have a lot of photos of the same group or folder. While I've tried a lot of troubleshooting to get the thumbnails to load, and would gladly take advice on that issue, in the meantime I'm trying to accomplish the same thing using the details pane in explorer.

When I highlight a photo right now, most file types load the date stamp, tags, rating, author(s) and comments properties in the details pane. However, I'd like to edit the people properties so I can tag individuals in the photos. I have not seen a way to easily do that short of using other software (such as Photo Gallery).

Does anyone know if there's a way to do this through explorer or will it require a separate application?

Answer:People tagging of photos using details pane

You are talking about edit Exif data. There are programs out there that allow you to do that.

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Is there any way to permanently remove or disable all of the various "views" in the Windows 7 Navigation Pane *except* for Details? If a subdirectory contains audio files I *never* want to see "Album" or "Artist" or any of the rest of that garbage. If the subdirectory contains an image file I *never* want to see a thumbnail of images. If I need more information about a file I'll right click on it and select Properties, thankyewverymuch!

In short, when I click anywhere in the left or right panel in the Navigation Pane I never want to see *ANYTHING* except the file name, type, size, and date modified. If it isn't a file (e.g. Network, etc.) just show me a computer or device name, not some massive image of a router or other waste of my time.

Jerry H.

Answer:Remove All Options Except Details From Navigation Pane

You can modify the folder templates for different folder types like Music, Pictures, etc. where you can specify things like that.

These should get you on track to setting those up:

Folder Template - Change
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I have this problem with the vista details pane and I have not been able to find any solution. I have Windows Vista 32 bit Home Premium version. The problem is that:
1. My details pane is missing a lot of properties/tags . Only ones that are appearing are file date, file name, dated created.
2. When I go into a MP3 folder, same thing happens as I described in 1. Just the 4 tags appear and I don?t get any other tags that used to be there like artist name, rating, title, etc.
3. I cannot edit any Tag in the details pane. When everthing was working fine, I could go in the MP3 folder , I could edit the title, ratings etc. and Save it. But now I can?t do anything, the save button does not appear and the tags don?t go in edit mode.
Up till now I have tried the following solutions:
1. I have reset all the folder options in Vista by going to Folders/tools/reset defaults. (did not work)
2. After resetting the folders, I have also turned on the details pane option under Organize/Layout and the details under the Views. (did not work)
3. Under View, in the tool bar, I went to Customize This Folder and chose the Music Folder Option, All Items etc. (did not work)
4. Then on the Microsoft site, I found this solution ? Open Documents by clicking the Start button , and then clicking Documents., and click a file to apply properties. Then In the Details pane at the bottom of the folder window, click the property that you want to change, type the new property in the Tags.? But it did not work ei... Read more

Answer:Missing Properties/Tags in Details Pane

hello

Is this only for mp3 files?

You said "when everything was working fine" what happened? did you download a new program? (itunes,vlc)

If it wasn't that long ago, you could try system restore.

Did you use a "registry cleaner" or an "optimizer"?

On the properties window, general tab, what is it set to "open with"?

good luck

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The details pane used to show a thumbnail preview of the first page of Adobe Acrobat documents when I selected the file. This was extremely helpful to me due to the nature of how I file these documents, as I didn't have to open the files - I only had to select them. As of this morning, the details pane only shows the name of the document and does not display a thumbnail preview of the first page. How do I fix this? Thank you!!
 

Answer:Details Pane No longer showing previews

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Hello! Title says everything
Win 8 Enterprise x64, non local administrator user.

I can not change music's rating or other stuff from details pane. In local administrator user I can. Should I change my account type or any help?

Also the music is at external HDD
Thanks

Answer:The Details pane - Can not modify Music's Rating and stuff

Check that your files haven't suddenly become "Read-only".

Also try running CHKDSK to check the drive.

After I've used one of my external HDDs at TAFE, my PC claims that it is "Read-only" and it takes several CHKDSK commands to fix the problem.
Of course after CHKDSK is finished, it says that there weren't any problems.

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Shawn

I was wondering if you know if there is a way to improve Vista's Video Preview on the Details Pane.

The problem I see is that Vista shows the very 1st second of video, while Windows 7 shows the 4th. That's why many of the video previews on the details pane show a black screen on vista instead of actual video.





If anyone else has the answer, I will be really grateful.

Answer:Vista vs Windows 7 - Video Preview on Details Pane

I guess you could edit that through the registry, but believe me, lol, to be honest Idk...

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In Windows 8.1, I want to customize the properties displayed in the Details Pane for ALL of my MP3s . (That is, I do not mean removing/modifying the properties on an individual MP3/music file. I mean choosing what gets displayed in the Details Pane for all music files.)
In XP (which I love and miss), I do believe the Details Pane could be customized easily, but I see no way to do that in 8.1. For example, I want to display Artist, Album, Year, Track #, Size, and Duration ONLY. How do I remove Rating, Genre, Title, etc.
Also, can I remove the "breadcrumbs" (...) and have the full line displayed? In XP, everything was displayed. Now you have to hover over something to see it. How is that better?
I miss XP's file manager!

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I have filled in the wrong details setting up my internet details, can I clear and start again

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I googled the problem and NOTHING!!!!! many information NO LONGER is displayed in my details pane in Windows Explorer!!!!!! song length is one of them gone missing (& total length if multiple files are selected) and I use that frequently!!!!! it ONLY shows basic information now such as artist, title, album, and genre!!! but total length is GONE!!! also MANY UNRELATED INFORMATION is now in the details pane for media files!!!!!!! mood of music has been added (never heard of that tag), song rating, and composer now have been added!!!! it even displays ALL THIS SAME INFORMATION for WAV files when it used to be ONLY file size and length for WAV files!!!!!!! WAV is NOT capable of tags so I don't know why Windows Explorer shows this information for WAV files!!!!!!
 
HOW DO I GET MY DETAILS PANE BACK TO NORMAL???????

Answer:missing information in details pane for media files (such as song length)

Can you post a screen shot of what you are seeing?

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I need a little help with something that seems simple. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I have changed the columns in Details view in a folder. However Windows is not populating those columns, so what am I missing? This holds true on both my network drives and my local drives, so I checked my indexing options and they are set to index my local drives, so I assumed that should have at least worked. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Details View not showing details/data

Welcome to Seven Forums JLH1. Try this:

Right click an empty area in that folder> Sort by> More

Scroll down the list and make sure the categories you want are checked> OK

A Guy

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the laptop is a Dell Inspiron 15–5559. The white LED blinks 4 times then the orange blinks twice.
Sometimes it works, but after the first time it started up it barely ever works.
I tried starting it with the battery, without it, with the cord, and without that.
What’s going on, and how can I fix it?

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Hey all, new to the board and I've got a little (annoying) issue with windows explorer.

My mp3's no longer display the Artist, Album, Duration fields when windows explorer is set to list in "detail" mode. now the proper columns are selected however they are all blank.

Checking the "properties" of the mp3 files don't have any info in the summary section however entering anything in there.... doesn't change things. The columns are still left blank.

Winamp, windows media and every other media player I use displays all the track information correctly including album title and artist.

I have a whole bunch o' mp3's and previously they would all show this detailed information when being viewed in windows explorer. I've copied some to a memory stick and taken them to another computer, the details were displayed correctly as they should. So i'm thinking I may have set a securiity meassure or something but I can't figure out what I did.

The issue has been happening for the last year or so but now that I'm trying to organize my library i'm missing this feature.

Anyone have any ideas how to fix it?

XP SP2 is my OS.

Answer:MP3 Details in Explorer

Hi there...

Have you at any time had trouble accessing avi files in Explorer and had to run the following command:

regsvr32 u/shmedia.dll

???

If yes, that may be the cause of the problem, you can reverse it by clicking Start -> Run -> type:
regsvr32 shmedia.dll
Click OK

However, this is likely to cause you Explorer crashes with .avi files again.

If the above doesn't apply, it may be worthwhile trying the command then rebooting to see if it helps :)

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I am wondering if there is a way to enable the Status Bar at the bottom of the Explorer window to give the details when selecting more than 15 items in a folder? It works great up to 15 items, but I am often selecting more than 15 items...

This was something I came to rely on in XP and am disappointed to see it gone from W7. Is there a 'switch' somewhere that I haven't been able to locate?

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Getting More Details in Explorer?

Do you not get the option 'Show More Items'?



Regards,
JDobbsy1987

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Having decided to use Vista's Mail/Contacts/Calendar, I was quite excited to see that when I hovered the mouse over the Extra Large Icon of a contact, all of his details appeared in the right hand side preview panel ...... for a moment!

Now that capability has disappeared altogether!

I have checked under Organize x Layout that the Preview Panel is checked but it remains blank all the time!

What have I (it) done to remove this handy feature?
........... but there's more ................. the contact's name comes up say michael smith.contact but I only want Michael Smith to show (not the word "contact").
When I try to rename it to a straight Michael Smith, Vista gets all upset and starts tellimg me that it probably won't work anymore if I persist!!

There's gotta be a way to rename these contacts!
 

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Hi,
is there any way to add details to mkv files and with details I mean for example year? So I can sort my mkv files in folder by year?

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Hello. I am using XP Professional and Adobe Reader 9.1. One day I realized that I could no longer preview PDFs in the windows explorer details. Is this a feature that 9.1 lacks, or is there a setting that isn't turned on? I do not have Acrobat.

Answer:No PDF preview in Explorer details

Well, I upgraded to 9.2 and the previews returned. That was easy enough. I used Tweak UI and now I can see very good previews of PDFs. Problem "Solve-ed!"

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Hello, I am used to seeing details of files using Windows Explorer in Windows XP. Now I changed to Windows 7 and I only managed to see file details changing options on each folder. Is there a way to see file details permanently?

Thanks, Luis.

Answer:How can I see Details in all files using Windows Explorer?

you can change the 'folder options' from the control panel

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I must be searching for the wrong thing - I can't find a solution to this simple problem.

In Windows 10, if I open a folder which has mp3s or WAVs in it, Windows decides I want to see things like "title", "contributing artists", "album" etc... It drives me mental. All I ever want to see in an explorer window is file type, file size and created and modified dates.

I can't believe this isn't easy to set, but I can't find it. Please help - I work in music and every time I export an audio file I have to spend 10 seconds changing the view in the blinking folder to make sure what I need is there.

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I like Windows 7...EXCEPT...I am worn out with having to lengthen the detail every time I open Windows Explorer. How can I set it up so that the details are of a set length, the way it was in XP and all earlier versions? This is very annoying.

Answer:Details in Windows Explorer and insanity

Open up explorer, click on view. Adjust to your liking.

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yet another round of "ZT doesn't like changes that don't help him" here.

as we all know, vista (and 7) have all kinds of derpy templates for what details are shown when you pick "details" view in windows explorer. but I don't need to have half the ID3 tag of a given mp3 sprayed all over the details view along with a totally meaningless "out of five stars" rating thing. and having directories change to that if ever there's more than a few mp3s in them gets annoying; I value meaningful details; filetype, file size, date modified, etc. is there any decent means to keep myself from having to go and manually fix every directory and subdirectory that gets music in it?

Answer:explorer "details view" templates...

IMO...Windows is designed to provide a number of options to the varied owners of PCs. I consider this a plus.

I employ details view on my systems...but the details I reflect for a given folder/directory...vary according to the content. I don't need music file data on non-music files...and I want to see certain data in folders containing music.

I put all of my music in one partition...and then set the default detail settings for everything in that partition, choosing only those options I am interested in (bit rate, artist, size, etc.).

That strategy serves my needs and that's the only way that I can think of to easily get like items reflecting the same details in Windows.

Louis

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This started happening all of a sudden...when I right-click on an mp3 and look under the Details tab, all of the information (artist, album, bitrate, etc.) is completely blank and it doesn't let me change it. iTunes can see the details no problem.

Anyone know what's causing this? Thanks.

(using Win7 x64)
 

Answer:Win7 - Missing Details in Explorer...?

Explorer can't recognize ID3v2.4 tags.
 

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With Windows 8, Windows Explorer's status bar has taken a major step back. From Windows 95 to Windows XP - Explorer has had this very useful STATUS BAR that displayed very useful information at a glance. 

In Windows Vista, two features were removed:
 - Total size of ALL files
in a folder on the status bar without selecting them all, then excluding folders
 - Tooltip information of single selected file



Classic Shell fixed that.

In Windows 7, again three features were removed:
 - Free disk space on any volume at the current location
-  Computer zone
-  Total size of selected files
(not total size of all files, but selected files)



Classic Shell fixed it again.

In Windows 8, again these features are removed and the only feature left now is total number of items, items selected and size of selected items (but only up to 99 files)


I was told this info was removed for performance reasons because calculating size is computationally intensive or some bullshit reason like this but that is unacceptable.
Having the status bar show this info from Windows 95 to Windows XP didn't make these Windows versions unacceptably slow or unusable, this is a feature power users need all the time. At most,
Microsoft should just disable this info by default but not take it out.


This is the status bar from Windows 7 with Classic Shell installed. (It can fix all of status bar issues on Window... Read more

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Hello All,

Is there any way to have explorer folder details(customized order) to change ALL folders to that setting? Here is what I mean:

- Open explorer and right click on the right pane next to "name".
- Select "more" from the menu
- In the "choose details menu" default check boxes are name, date modifed,
type, size(in that order). I prefer the view order of: name, size, type, date modified. When I "move" those 4 detail in that order its in force for that folder.
My question is, is there anyway I can to apply that order to ALL folders on the harddrive? Its a bit burdening to have to do this to every folder. I don't see
any setting for this in Folder Options.

I've only been using Win7 for a week. Any information appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Explorer Folder Details

  
Quote: Originally Posted by skip22


Hello All,

Is there any way to have explorer folder details(customized order) to change ALL folders to that setting? Here is what I mean:

- Open explorer and right click on the right pane next to "name".
- Select "more" from the menu
- In the "choose details menu" default check boxes are name, date modifed,
type, size(in that order). I prefer the view order of: name, size, type, date modified. When I "move" those 4 detail in that order its in force for that folder.
My question is, is there anyway I can to apply that order to ALL folders on the harddrive? Its a bit burdening to have to do this to every folder. I don't see
any setting for this in Folder Options.

I've only been using Win7 for a week. Any information appreciated.



Hi and welcome.
Yes their is a way to setup all your directories the same on your computer.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

1. Open My Computer from your desktop.

2. Select C: Drive from the left column.

3. In the right screen it should show you all the files and directories under C Drive.

4. Setup the root directory the way you want all the directories to be.

5. When this is compete and you are happy open the tab at the let top of the screen that says ORGANIZE

6. Select FOLDERS & SEARCH OPTION from the pulldown.

7. When the new window opens select the top tab called VIEW

8. When the next windo... Read more

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Just wondering if anyone has discovered a registry hack to get Windows Explorer to show file size in details view as KB, MB, GB as appropriate? FreeCommander has had this option for years.

Answer:Get Explorer details view to show kb mb gb as appropriate?

Are you meaning that you want to customize the columns being displayed? If so then please right-click on "column heading bar" and tick on the Size Check Box. Or is it something else that you are looking for?

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I've running Windows 7.I want to set the Windows Explorer view to permanently display the files in the "details" view. I can't seem to be able to achieve it.In XP it was just a case of setting the view to details and then choosing folder options on the menu bar and pressing the apply to all folders button. And windows explorer wouuld display all the files and folders in the "details" view.I can't seem to do this in Windows 7.Thanks in advance for any help on this.

Answer:How to set Windows Explorer into details view.

Open a folder, Select View, Details. Then Open Tools,View, Folders to apply to folders of the same type.

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Is there some way to make the "Details" I select in Win Explorer stay fixed in the right pane? After "Name" in the right pane, my preference is "Size," "Folder Path," and "Type." The default details there are often useless to me, like "Artist," "Album," and "Rating."
 

Answer:Windows Explorer Details won't stay...

If I understand you correctly up in the right corner you can select a drop down that changes the views from detail to thumbnails and everything in between. Check my screenshot and let me know if that helps.
 

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I have noticed this evening that on lighting up Windows Explorer in WIN 98SE, in the RH Pane there are no details shown. I can get the details in "My Computer", "Printers", "Control Panel", but on "C" and the subsequent folders I cannot get the details to show. It will show Large Icons, Small Icons, and List but not the Details. Any one got any ideas how to correct the problem? I always have mine set up to show Details.Thanks.

Answer:Windows Explorer & "Details not showing"

I had a brain wave. I have imported a recent copy (10/03/2004) of my Registry and low and behold, everything is now back to normal! It obviously pays to keep a recent copy of your Registry available in case of such happenings.

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Things I've tried:

1. I have Haali Media Splitter installed (from CoreAVC) options>>explorer integration (yes)>>Thumbnails offset (10000)
2. WMP Playback Pack
3. DivX Preview

None of those worked. I'm running Windows 7 Professional. The KMPlayer is the default to play my MKV files (works great), but I can change that to Windows Media Player if needed to show the details and thumbnails. Any suggestions?

And I can't install DivX Plus Codec Pack like other people have recommend because my laptop isn't connected to the internet (no wireless). To install the other things I've just put the installer on a USB and then installed them from the USB onto my laptop.

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Is there a way to change the Windows Explorer default setting so that every time I use it the list of all the folders and sub-folders are displayed to show the Details setting? Right now I can change it for one folder and then I have to do it all over again for subsequent folders. I want it to default to the details option always. I am running Win XP and all the updates are current. It's a single user machine if that matters.
If this involves anything having to do with something called "registry," please remember that I'm really a beginner and have no idea how you do anything with "registry." It seems like it's always being mentioned though in every problem that needs to be fixed in Windows.
 

Answer:how to Show the DETAILS view of Windows Explorer

thank you. I found the answer when I finally used the right search terms.
 

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Until recently, when using Windows Explorer, I was able to right click on an mp3 file, select properties, then the details tab and thus be able to see title, artist, album and other information.Now when I right click, I don't get the details tab (for any type file). What could have changed? Thanks

Answer:Win7 Explorer file Details tab missing?

A Windows update may have changed the options for security or stability reasons. The effect may not have been their direct intention, but a result of 'fixing' something else. You can still get this information in Windows Media player (or what ever they are calling it these days) or in Real Player.You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.This site is about helping people, lets keep it that way.

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Hi all,I was wondering if anyone knew of registry tweaks that could be used to set all folder views in Windows Explorer as "Details View"?We as a company have disabled folder options for the users but we would like to add the required registry keys onto our logon script to ensure every user has the same settings. There is nothing in the GPO either which is quite annoying.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Windows Explorer - Default Details View

Open Windows Explorer > View > Click on Details.Move to Tools > Folder Options > View, click on Apply to all Folders.In Advanced settings: make sure this is ticked > Remember each folder's view settings.http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/...http://ask-leo.com/how_do_i_get_win...http://www.xp-tips.com/all-folders-...http://www.extremetech.com/article2...

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Hey everyone,

I have been playing around with this for a while now and can't seem to do it.

Its there a way to show the year and size of a folder in a folder under details view?

What I mean is this. I have a folder that contains roughly 500 videos. Every video is contained in its own folder with the same name. What I would like is to be able to have the size of each folder and the year show in Details view.

EG...
Name | Size | Year
Video | 3gb. | 2005

Can this be done or am I just dreaming?

Answer:Windows Explorer Details View Question

Yes you can do it by applying following settings:

Open Windows Explorer (Shortcut : Windows Key + E))

Click on View as shown in below picture.



Now select Details as shown in below picture:




It will display your folder with all the details.

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Hi i was wondering how I used to have my windows explorer open up in DETAILs rather than having to always swithch the view to details because my explorer opens crap in icons. How do you fix it so I can open things automatically in details?

Answer:windows explorer opens in DETAILs not ICONS

From the MS KB:

Set the global folder options

To specify the global settings that apply to all folders, follow these steps:
Click Start, click Control Panel, and then double-click Folder Options.
On the General tab, click the options that you want.
On the View tab, click the options you want.
Click OK.

Note To reset all folders to the default settings, click Restore Defaults on the General tab or on the View tab.

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WARNING: Long post ahead. Please make sure you have the time to read this.  Hi all!First, I apologize for posting the same problem twice. I didn't want to go looking through all pages to find where my other topic is.Second, I can't use System Restore.Third, I've done a bit of tweaking lately so I might have to get a new computer anyway, since it might stuff up my system.And 4th, uninstalling IZArc did not help me with anything.When I open a folder in Windows Exploder, I get an error exactly like this message:The computer still works, but I can't open any folders, including My Docs, My Pics, and My Computer. I can't even backup documents to a USB due to this problem. SFC /SCANNOW didn't find any missing files. HOWEVER, today when I opened EXPLORER.EXE in Dependency Walker, it said that DWMAPI.DLL was missing. I deleted it because COMODO Firewall Pro kept crashing due to this file. SHLWAPI.DLL has a red icon next to it, so does MPR.DLL.Dependency Walker also says this:Warning: At least one delay-load dependency module was not found.Warning: At least one module has an unresolved import due to a missing export function in a delay-load dependent module.AND BEHOLD!! DWMAPI.DLL IS ASSOCIATED WITH INTERNET EXPLOITER!! F##k that *censored*, IE crashes my system every time I need and use it. Internet Explorer sucks.There's more...Looking in the WINDOWS folder, there are two files called EXPLORER.EXE and EXPLORER_ORIGINAL.EXE. Oh god, don't t... Read more

Answer:Windows Explorer problems (with more details of what happened)

Go to start/run and type in services.msc and hit Enter...Post a screenshot of it here.Is this the machine that Broni helped you clean out in the Virus section awhile back ? ?There can be a number of issues that cause Explorer problems.We may need to remove some things to get this sorted.Where is "dependency sorter" from and how long have you been using it ? ?It very may well be the culprit.Refresh us on the protection apps currently installed on that machine also.

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I installed Windows 2008 evaluation version, actually just for seeing
what are new , yesterday. http://misako.co.kr/externaldata/w2008.png
As you see on this screen capture, the Explorer above displays a
"large details" view (I don't know the correct term). I both set the
two Explorer's view to "Details" but only the top one showed in that
view. Is the large detailed view available on Windows Vista?

Answer:Large details view of Windows Explorer

All views of file and folders are available in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

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This is a very recent problem and i thought it might be very common and easy to fix, basically, internet explorer has just decided to forget all my sign in information, for example www.google.com/ig is meant to automatically sign you in if you have ut forget me, basic stuff right? each time i go onto it it asks me again to sign in with the remember me box already ticked etc, every site this happens on, is it cookie related? iv checked all my settings, cookies enabled, so settings have changed since forever really. I did delete all the sign in information and start again, but still it doesnt want to remember any of it, any ideas at all feel free to post. I wonder if anyone else has this problem too?
cheers
Nyokai

Answer:Internet explorer forgets sign in details

the only recommendation for remembering sign-in information is download a plug-in or toolbar for internet explorer to make it remember logins.

or try google

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Sorry if this has been dealt with before - can't find it on a search.I am using XP with SP1.I want to create a spreadsheet listing the contents of various folders, mainly so I can identify gaps in downloaded series. Explorer gives me all the details I want, but I can't find a way to export all the information so it can be manipulated. So far I can only copy title information on one-by-one basis, and this is restricted to the file name. Ideally I would like to capture information about the entire contents of a folder, paste it into Excel, then sort by file size, creation date, etc. Is there an easy way to do this?

Answer:copying explorer file details into excel

i dont use excel and spreadsheets terrify me lol but found:click heremight do what you want

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I find it annoying when I use windows Explorer to browse my files and see folders where my files are not displayed in 'Details'-view.
(Other views are: Icons, Tiles, Content etc...)

How do I set up Windows 8 so that it always displays all foders in the 'Details' -view

Answer:How always display Explorer files in the 'Details' -view?

Hello whitek,

You could use the method in the tutorial below to set a folder view for all folders. You would use General Items in step 1 for "Details".

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When I open a folder in windows explorer using the details view, i see times in the date column but no dates. For example, if a file was modified on 4/30/2006 at 4:56, all i see in the date modified column is 4:56. This is happening with all files in all folders.

I really don't want to reinstall WinXP, but i will if i have to. Any suggestions short of that.
Thanks,
rosethea
 

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Hi,

This is an irritation rather than a major problem, but I'd still like to sort it.

The problem is that in Windows Explorer every time a new folder is created and often when changes are made to existing folders, my preffered view of full details gets changed to icons.

I've changed back to details, gone to Tools/Folder Options/View and hit the Apply to all folders button till I'm blue in the face, but this never seems to stick.

I'm running XP Pro SP2 using classic views.

Any ideas?
 

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Is there a way to make files and folders mingle together when using details view in Windows XP?

The way it works now, the folders are always grouped separately from the normal files. I typically sort by filename and I'd like the folders to be mixed in with the files, sorted by name just as if they were regular files themselves.

I know this isn't an error condition, but it is an annoyance. Please post a reply if you know a fix or workaround for this. Thanks!
 

Answer:mix files and folders in explorer (details view)

View, Arrange Icons By, Show in Groups.
Not perfect though, because of the letter headers, takes longer to scroll.
moper
 

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When I hover my mouse pointer over an mp3 file, it pops up a tooltip containing Type, Size, Artist, and Length. I wish to add Bitrate (and maybe a few other descriptors). I've tried a 3rd party tool which didn't work, and none of the registry hack screenshots look like my registry screen. Can anyone point me to what should be a simple fix? Thanks.

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Hello to ALL,

Windows Explorer in details view does not display the columns headers bar (name, type, date, size etc...) - it was there since the installation in DEC'09 but today when i opened the WE it wasn't there. The folders and files are still showed in columns, from view/choose details... menu i can select/clear which columns to appear but the columns names are not displayed.

Has anyone encountered such a behavior? Any idea how to restore the columns headers bar to be displayed?

Appreciate your help.

Thanks / Nicky

Answer:Explorer - NO column headers bar in details view

Hello Nicky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The column headers would only be displayed in the Details folder arrangement view. Since you do, then you might see if resetting all folder views to default may restore them afterwards. If it does not help, then you might see if a repair install can without losing anything.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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When open WE, cant get 'In Folder' to show in 'details' bar as it does in Search Companion (srcnshot attached).
Seems to have disappeared after having some 'legacy' registry problems, working with Mbam.
Have tried doing an XP-SP2 repair (along with SP3 update) install, but not luck.
Thoughts ?
 

Answer:Windows Explorer 'In Folder' missing from 'details' bar ?

Did you try going to the View Menu and select Details?
 

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I have Win XP and whenever I open windows explorer, the right pane has icons listed and I always have to change it to details under view. Is there a way to ensure that when I open explorer, it defaults to details view?? I've tried opening explorer and changing it to details, holding the control key when closing it and when I open explorer, it displays in details view, until you click on a folder (flash drive) and it changes to icon view when showing the contents of the flash drive. Is there a way soi that explorer will continue in the details format as you click on various drives?
 

Answer:Is there a way to have windows explorer default to details view

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i really need help. i've been using win 7 build 7057 x86 for a week

when i started windows today & open the windows explorer,
the display of Libraries is shown like this

the details are gone
so i click the View/Choose Details to sort the contents of the folders
after i pick Name and Size, the display is shown like this

i clicked the other folder, and all of the contents are also missing the details
& when i go back to the folder Libraries, the display goes back blank,
without details just like the first time i opened windows explorer

how do i get windows explorer to show the details of all folders like it used to?
i even did the system restore, but it's still not showing the details of folder contents..

Answer:Contents Details Not Shown in Windows Explorer

Hello ngawurblas,

Welcome to the Seven Forums. Hope you enjoy your stay.

After setting the folder to details view, go to Organize/Folder and Search Options/View tab. Click on Apply to Folders. This will apply this view to all folders of this type.

Hope this helps. Please keep us informed.

Gary

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Hey there...ok...when I'm in explorer (viewing files not the internet) my View setting sometimes changes from Details to Thumbnails for no reason at all...not it just affects that one folder...so I set it back to Details and it's all good again...the folder seems random...it's been happening to me for a long time...I don't think it's a virus or anything bad...I think it's a flaw or a bug or something...does anyone else have this problem??? THANX
C'YA
 

Answer:How come my View changes from Details to Thumbnails in Explorer for no reason???

I had the EXACT same problem. I've attached the text below on how to fix it.

Good luck
By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
and
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam

These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell.

Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value.

Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size).

Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam.

Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

Close the registry and reboot.

Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

Always remember to back up your registry.
 

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Hi, folks!

I'm trying hard to find at Internet a program or some way to output the informations from column details in Windows Explorer to a file (or to clipboard), cause I use different columns beside the normal information like filename, size, date, depending of the content of my folders. I.E. For a picture folder, I display dimensions of pics; for a mp3 folder, display bitrate and duration; for a video folder, display bitrate, duration and resolution (when available). I already tried a lot of programs, but none extract the informations the way I want (almost all of them just list the default columns, like filename, size and date) and I need a program that extract the columns exactly the way they are displayed in Windows Explorer. By the way, I'm using Windows XP Pro.

Thanks in advance.

Reginaldo

PS: Sorry about my english errors, I'm Brazilian :-)

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Hi, I've had my music files for a long time, nothing has changed and I haven't done anything different in terms of music players.

The details for my music files (eg artist, song name etc) has disappeared in Windows Explorer but they show up in Winamp.
I am also unable to edit the file details. They're all mostly .mp3 files

Answer:Music file details disappeared in Windows Explorer

When you open windows explorer check option ?Views? and set it to ?Details? so you should be able to see file name, size, type, artist, Album title, year, track number and duration.
You can open windows media player, go to library and check if you can edit each file listed there.

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When I display a folder containing *.mpg video files and I switch to 'Details' view, file explorer crashes after a few moments. I've read online that this might be related to bad codecs on my machine. Is there a way to definitively test this or is there a trusted site where I can download an up-to-date set of comprehensive Codecs (with instructions on how to perform this Codec 'update')?

I'm running Windows 10 Pro, 64-bit and I use the VLC media player as my default program associated with video files.

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I'm all about equality and symmetry. I like making what's around me look good and consistent.

Is there a program that would let me measure exactly how wide a detail tab is, and that I can adjust the same measurement in a different folder?

So check out the image, for example. I have:
1) Name
2) Dimensions [this folder is primarily intended for images]
3) Size
4) Type
5) Date modified
Yet there's another folder that I also use that is also intended for images. So when I open that next folder, I want those detail tabs to be the same exact width in measurement, yet when I add the "Dimensions" detail, I have to manually adjust the size of the detail tab and try to make all the other tabs as close to how it looks in the other folder, so my eyes can stay on a consistent focus.

I'm sure these's some program out there that can automatically resize these things.

(PS: I'm aware of the setting that I can make a default for folders with images in them.. yet I don't want to do this the default settings for all pictures folders)

Okay thanks.

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On Vista, I used to switch looking at images I'd created from being sorted by Name, to sorted by Date Modified (by use of the different Details Columns in Vista) whilst I was viewing the images as Icons. This was extremely useful to me.

Now in Win7, I have to first change them to Details View, then click on the column I want to arrange them by, and then switch back to Icons View. Is there any way to restore the details columns when looking at pictures as Icons?

Answer:Explorer.exe - Details Cols when viewing pics as Icons?

Right click a blank area, sort by. See the More... entry if necessary.

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Why are certain details, such as Frame Height, allowed in Windows Explorer when looking in a specific folder, but are missing when searching the contents of the same folder?

For example, I'm inside a folder (in details view) of video files and ask Explorer to show details of Frame Height. It will show that for certain file types. But when I search for one of the files by name, the Frame Height will be blank for the same file it just showed me the info for.

Answer:Windows Explorer won't show file details in search

It is generally accepted that the Windows 7 search is inadequate. Most here use AgentRansak, FileSearchEX, or Void Everything.

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Hello, I apologize if this issue has been addressed already, but I can't seem to find a thread with a solution to my problem. Whenever I set my view to "Details," my windows explorer would always set itself to other views such as Tiles, or other times, it would usually get rid of the other columns, and only the "Name" column appears while all the other columns disappear. If I add all the columns that I had originally back to its state, it would then go to other settings of view (usually Tiles) or just go back to having no other columns except "Name." These are just some examples of the issue that I have. Even if I went to Folder Options, and clicked on "Apply to Folders" or "Reset Folders," the problem still persists. Some folder's sub-folders even get affected for some reason. I have even scanned my computer for any malware, viruses, worms etc. I have Windows Vista, and I use AVG 9.0 and Ad-Aware for protection. They detect the computer is clean, and I always scan my computer on a regular basis. Thus far, I can't get the views to be fixed and not have it change to other views and settings. Is there any solution to this? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!
 

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer Vista View Details

This is one possible solution

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html?filter[11]=File%20Folder%20Settings

JUST REMEMBER TO BACKUP YOU REGISTRY FIRST

I have used this solution and it does solve the 'forgetting the settings' problem.
 

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