How to Open Folder Options (File Explorer Options) in Windows 11?

If you’re using Windows 11, you might have noticed that the File Explorer Option has been changed significantly compared to the previous versions. Now you don’t find the ribbon menu. Instead of the ribbon, you will see just the icons. Also, many standard menu options like View Extensions are far away for everyday users.

The updated File Explorer Options on Windows 11 replaced the one in 2012. It looks better and works fine than the previous version. However, users need to get a bit familiar with the newer version.

There are at least three ways that can help you find the Folder Options (File Explorer Options) on Windows 11, namely:-

  1. Using File Explorer
  2. From the Run dialog box
  3. Through Control Panel

This article will help you learn how you use these ways to find the same on your Windows 11 system:-

How to Open Folder Options on Windows 11 using File Explorer?

Step 1: As the first step, press Windows + E keys on your keyboard simultaneously.

You can also search for File Explorer on the Start button on the computer’s taskbar. You will find the File Explorer Options in the search results.

Step 2: Next, click on the three dots menu (…) and then go to the Options.

The Folder Options dialog will open once you complete all the above steps.

How to Open Folder Options on Windows 11 from Run box?

Step 1: First, press Windows + R keys from the keyboard simultaneously to open the Run dialog box.

Step 2: After opening the Run dialog box, type the following and press Enter to go to the Folder Options window:-

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How to Open Folder Options on Windows 11 through Control Panel?

Step 1: Start by going to the Run dialog box by pressing Windows + R keys simultaneously on the keyboard.

Step 2: Next, type Control Panel in the Run dialog box and press Enter.

Step 3: In the Control Panel, set “View by” as “Large icons” and then click on the File Explorer Options.

You would be able to access the File Explorer Options on your Windows 11 Operating System.

That is it.

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