Columns in windows explorer


J

Jim

I have customised the columns in windows explorer to show about six or seven
columns of data. However, when I open a folder it shows only one column,
with a slider along the bottom which allows me to see a further couple of
columns.

Most of the space is taken up by the "preview area", and I can see all the
columns by moving the vertical line on the left of this area to the right.

It will stay in this position when I change folders or files; if I then
close explorer, next time I open it it's back to showing one column.

Is there any way to make it remember the way I close it? I'd like to keep
the preview area, as it's sometimes useful, I'd just prefer it to be
narrower.

Obviously, there's not a lot of effort involved in moving the line to the
right, it's just an annoyance which I'd rather be without.
 
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B

Bob I

Try holding the CTRL button while closing Explorer. Otherwise check that
you don't have some interfering software? Anti-malware or privacy software.
 
J

Jim

Tried that - didn't make any difference. I've got malwarebytes, but why
should that make a difference?
 
B

Bob I

No, something like AdAware teatimer or such, something preventing the
choice from being saved. The explorer window should reopen with the last
view unless something is interfering.
 
K

kreed

surely it a lot easier just to close preview, then click on the button at
the top to open it as required.
K
 
J

Jim

Nothing like adaware teatimer, but kreed's suggestion seems to have cured
it! Many thanks.
 
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