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Windows 8.1 : Always show more details in copy dialog of File Explorer

By default, in Windows 8.1, the copy, move and delete dialogs are collapsed and show less details than it is possible. If you would always like to see more details and want to avoid clicking on the More details button, then this article is for you.

  1. Open the Registry editor (see how).
  2. Go to the following key:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\OperationStatusManager

    Tip: You can access any desired Registry key with one click.

  3. In the right pane, you will see the EnthusiastMode value. If this value doesn't exist, create a DWORD value of this name. This DWORD value is responsible for the state of More details/Less details in copy/move/delete dialogs of File Explorer.

    Set it to 1 to enable More details by default. To switch copy/move/delete dialogs in the Less details mode, set the EnthusiastMode value to 0.

In the following example, I enabled the More details mode by default:

Registry EditorThe result of this tweak is something like this:

Windows 8.1 Copy Dialog
Note: This trick also works for Windows 8. When you do a clean install of Windows and apply your favorite tweaks manually or integrate them into your customized image, this is a good setting to tweak so you always see more details by default. ;)

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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