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Changing the Explorer Layout

Windows 7 gives you the option to customize the layout for each Explorer window depending on the information the window contains. The layout for each Explorer window includes a Menu Bar, Details pane, Preview pane, and Navigation pane. The Details and Navigation panes appear by default. Some Explorer windows, such as a library folder, also include a Library pane (New!), which you can use to display the library name, includes link and Arrange by view options. The Organize menu shows or hides the layout elements. If you prefer working with menus like the previous version of Windows, you can show the menu bar and use traditional menus.

Change the Explorer Layout

  • one.jpg Open the folder window you want to change.
  • two.jpg Click the Organize button, and then point to Layout.
  • three.jpg Select the layout item you want to show or hide: Menu Bar, Details Pane, Preview Pane, Navigation Pane, or Library Pane (New!).

    Layout options vary depending on the type of Explorer window.

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