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.

Windows 10 Details Tab

The Details tab in the File Properties dialog  will allow you to see metadata, media tag, and personal information for the selected file. If you are not happy with this situation, or just find no use for the Details tab, you can hide the Details tab with a Registry tweak.

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Before proceeding, ensure that your user account has administrative privileges. Now, follow the instructions below.

Before proceeding, ensure that your user account has administrative privileges. Now, follow the instructions below.

To remove the Details tab from File Properties in Windows 10, do the following.

  1. Download the following ZIP archive: Download ZIP archive.
  2. Extract its contents to any folder. You can place the files directly to the Desktop.
  3. Unblock the files.
  4. Double click on the Remove Details Tab From Properties.reg file to merge it.
  5. To restore the Details tab, use the provided file Add Details Tab To Properties.reg.

You are done!

Here is how to do it manually.

How does it work

  1. Open the Registry Editor app.
  2. Go to the following Registry key.
    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\PropertySheetHandlers

    See how to go to a Registry key with one click.

  3. Right-click on the {883373C3-BF89-11D1-BE35-080036B11A03} subkey and select Export... from the context menu. Save it to a REG file using the next dialog.
  4. Delete the {883373C3-BF89-11D1-BE35-080036B11A03} subkey.Windows 10 Remove Details Tab
  5. The Details tab is now removed from the File Properties dialog.Windows 10 Removed Details Tab
  6. To restore the Details tab, double-click on the REG file you created when exported the mentioned subkey.

That's it.

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2 thoughts on “Remove Details Tab from File Properties in Windows 10

  1. Ibad

    “Save it to a REG file using the next dialog.”

    Can you explain this better? What next dialog? Nobody can understand that.

    Reply
    1. Sergey Tkachenko Post author

      When you click on the Export command, it opens the “Save as” dialog. There, you can browse for a folder and type the desired name for the file. The Registry branch will be saved to the *.REG file with the given name under the selected folder.

      Do you really think that this needs to be added to the article?

      Reply

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