In addition to the radical redesign of the Start menu, Windows 11 comes with a new Explorer app by default. It looks and works better than the previous version, although it requires some getting used to the new design and logic. Therefore, some users have trouble finding Explorer settings in the latest version of the OS. To find the Folder Options dialog box in Windows 11, follow our instructions.

Where are the "Folder Options" in Windows Explorer 11?

  1. Press the keys on the keyboard Windows + E. After that, Explorer will open. You can also use its shortcut on the taskbar, the Windows Finder, or any other way.
  2. Click the three dot button at the top of the Explorer.
  3. Click Options.

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For some reason Microsoft hides some fairly popular commands even on big-screen computers. As you can see in the screenshot below, there is a lot of free space here, but Microsoft decided to move the selection tools and Folder Options to the three-dot menu.

  1. This will open the familiar window with all your folder options.

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Note. At this time, users cannot customize the toolbar in Windows 11 File Explorer. At least for now, this feature is not available.

More ways to open File Explorer options

In addition to the basic option, there are several additional ways to open explorer options in Windows 11 that are carried over from previous versions of Windows.

  1. Press on the keyboard Windows + R and enter the text control.exe folders. Press the Enter button. After that, Windows 11 will immediately open Folder Options and you won't need to open any new menus in Explorer.

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  1. Open the classic Control Panel, then click on "File Explorer Options".

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  1. If the classic Control Panel has a different design, click on the options category "Appearance and Personalization", and then on the element "File Explorer Options".

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  1. You can also use Windows Search to find Explorer Preferences. Press the following keys on your keyboard Windows + S or just open the Start menu and start typing "File Explorer Options". Windows 11 will show the most relevant results in the search results.

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Now you know how to change folder settings in Windows 11.

What do you think of the new Explorer? Is it more convenient?

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