How to Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10

In this post, we will see:

In this instance, I am using Windows 10. Let us begin.

Open File Explorer Options in Windows 10

In Windows 10, you can open File Explorer Options in diverse ways. Let us see what those methods are.

Method #1

Use control folders command in any of the following programs to launch File Explorer Options.

  • File Explorer address bar

Method #2

Launch File Explorer. Click on File > Change folder and search options.

Method #3

Open File Explorer. Click on the View tab in the Ribbon. Click on the icon above Options.

Method #4

  1. Press Windows and I button at the same time, and this one open the Settings app.
  1. Type file explorer options in the search box at the top.
  1. Click on File Explorer Options in the search results.

Method #5

Open Control Panel. Click the File Explorer Options link.

Note: If you don’t see the File Explorer Options in Control Panel, open the drop-down list beside View by and then choose Large icons or Small icons.

Method #6

Open Start menu. Type file explorer options. Click on File Explorer Options in the search results.

Create File Explorer Options Shortcut

Here, we will see the steps to create a File Explorer Options shortcut in the Windows 10 desktop.

But remember that the steps are the same for creating a shortcut on File Explorer. Let us begin.


Right-click on your desktop’s blank area.

Hover your mouse over “New.” Hit “Shortcut,” which you can find under “Folder.”

In the pop-up, type control folders. Hit the “Next” button.

Now, provide the name for the shortcut as per your liking if you don’t like the suggested name.

Click on the “Finish” button.

Reset File Explorer Options

It is a simple task and here is how you can do that:

Launch File Explorer Options.

In the “General” tab, you can see “Restore Defaults” button. Hit it.

Hit Ok button at the bottom.

That is all.