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Disable Auto Suggestions in Run and File Explorer in Windows 10

Disable Auto Suggestions in Run and File Explorer in Windows 10

The built-in file management tool, File Explorer, comes with a useful Auto Suggestions feature. When enabled, it automatically shows the suggested text that matches the letters you type in the Run dialog, in the address bar and in Open and Save dialogs of apps. It allows you to speed up your work and save your time. Auto Suggestions can be enabled or disabled in File Explorer with a simple Registry tweak in all modern operating systems including Windows 10, Windows 8 and Windows 7.

Add Customize tab to Desktop Folder in Windows 10

Add Customize tab to Desktop Folder in Windows 10

The Customize tab of the file properties dialog in File Explorer can be used to view and change folder template and the icon for a folder. By default, the Customize tab is not visible in the Folder Properties dialog for the Desktop folder, so you cannot customize it. Here is how to add it there.

Remove Security Tab From File Properties in Windows 10

Remove Security Tab From File Properties in Windows 10

The Security tab of the file properties dialog in File Explorer  can be used to view and change ownership and security permissions on NTFS partitions. If you need to restrict users from changing ownership or permissions for files and folders, you can hide the Security tab from File Properties with a Registry tweak. Here is how it can be done.

Remove Customize Tab From File Properties in Windows 10

Remove Customize Tab From File Properties in Windows 10

The Customize tab of the file properties dialog in File Explorer can be used to view and change folder template and the icon for a folder. If you need to restrict users from changing the options available on the Customize tab, you can hide the Customize tab from File Properties with a Registry tweak. Here is how it can be done.

Remove Details Tab from File Properties in Windows 10

Remove Details Tab from File Properties in Windows 10

The Details tab in the file properties dialog of File Explorer shows useful properties about files and folders. It is a special area which shows a lot of useful information about selected items like media tags and EXIF information for images. Sometimes you may want to hide it, e.g. to prevent users from viewing extra properties of the files stored on your PC. Here is how it can be done.

Backup Folder View Settings in Windows 10

Backup Folder View Settings in Windows 10

All Windows versions allow you to customize a specific folder's view to make it more suitable for the content in that folder. View changes are remembered by File Explorer/Windows Explorer or, all folders can be set globally to the same view via Folder Options. Once you configure the Folder View options, you may want to backup them.

How to Hide Drive Letters in Windows 10

How to Hide Drive Letters in Windows 10

In Windows, you can hide drive letters in File Explorer. They will disappear from both the navigation pane and the This PC folder. This can be done with either Folder Options or a Registry tweak. Here is how.

Prevent Windows 10 From Deleting Thumbnail Cache

Prevent Windows 10 From Deleting Thumbnail Cache

In Windows 10, File Explorer is able to show small previews for image and video files you have stored on your disk drive. To speed up this process, it uses a cache file hidden in the user profile directory. When a file is cached, File Explorer reuses the thumbnail from the cache to show it instantly. Some users have noticed that Windows 10 deletes the thumbnail cache automatically.

Reset Folder View For All Folders in Windows 10

Reset Folder View For All Folders in Windows 10

All Windows versions allow you to customize a specific folder's view to make it more suitable for the content in that folder. View changes are remembered by File Explorer/Windows Explorer or, all folders can be set globally to the same view via Folder Options. Sometimes, folder views get messed up in which case you might want to reset those customizations to clear out all the changes you made. In this article, we will see how to reset the folder view using Registry Editor for all folders at once in Windows 10.