How to Open or Reset File Explorer Options in Windows 10

In this post, you’ll see:

  • How to Open File Explorer Options
  • How to Create a File Explorer Options Shortcut
  • How to Reset File Explorer Options to Default Settings

I’m using a Windows 10 PC here. Let’s get started.

How to Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10

File Explorer Options (also known as “Folder Options”) can be accessed in various ways in Windows 10. Let’s see them.

Method #1

You can launch File Explorer Options by using the control folders command in one of the following programs.

Method #2

Start File Explorer by pressing Windows + R and click on the File menu. Click Change folder and search options.

Method #3

Open File Explorer.

Click on the View tab on the ribbon. Click on the icon above “Options.”

Method #4

To open Settings, press Windows + I.

Type file explorer options in the search box above.

Click “File Explorer Options” in the search results.

Method #5

Click the “File Explorer Options” link in the Control Panel.

Note: If you do not see the “File Explorer Options” in the Control Panel, open the drop-down list next to “View by” and select “Large icons” or “Small icons.”

Method #6

Open the Start menu. Enter file explorer options. Click “File Explorer Options” in the search results.

How to Create a File Explorer Options Shortcut

You can create a shortcut to File Explorer Options on your Windows 10 desktop or File Explorer by following these steps.

Right-click on the blank area of your desktop or File Explorer.

Move the mouse over “New.”

Click on “Shortcut,” which you will find under “Folder.”

When the pop-up appears, type control folders. Click Next.

If you dislike the proposed name, add the name of your choice.

Click the Finish button.

How to Reset File Explorer Options

You can accomplish this task in a few steps:

Start File Explorer Options.

Hit the Restore Defaults button under the General tab.

Press the “OK” button at the bottom.

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