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Tech tips: Three Ways to Open Folder Options in Windows 8

Posted In Windows - By Techtiplib on Saturday, October 13th, 2012 With No Comments »

Folder Options is one of the areas that we open regularly to change various settings related to folders. Under Folder Options one can find settings to configure search feature, show/hide hidden files, folders, or drives, show/hide protected operating system files, show/hide extensions (See how to Make file extensions visible in Windows 7) for known file types, show/hide drive letters, and more.

Follow the given below instructions to open Folder Options in Windows 8: (

Method 1: Open Folder Options from Windows Explorer

Step 1: Open Windows Explorer, expand the Ribbon interface by either clicking on the small down arrow button located in the upper-right corner or pressing Ctrl + F1 hotkey

Step 2: Once you see the Ribbon interface, switch to View tab

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Step 3: Click or tap Options button located at the end of the Ribbon (extreme right) to open Folder Options

Method 2: Launch Folder Options from Start screen

Step 1: Switch to Start screen and start typing Folder Options.

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Step 2: On the right-side, under Apps, change search focus to Settings to find Folder Options entry in the search result.

Step 3: Click or tap Folder Options entry to open the same

Method 3: Launch Folder Options from Control Panel

Step 1: Open Control Panel by press Windows + R hotkey to open Run dialog, type control.exe in the box and then click OK to open Control Panel.

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Step 2: At the Control Panel, change view by to Small icons

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Step 3: Find and click at entry named Folder Options to open Folder Options

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