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How to open folder options in Windows 10: The ribbon was introduced in Windows 8 and also inherited in Windows 10 because it makes it easy for users to access settings and various shortcuts for common tasks like copy, paste, move, etc. In the previous version of Windows, the Folder Options could be easily accessed by going to Tools> Options. While in Windows 10 the Tools menu no longer exists, but you can access the Folder Options via the ribbon just have to click View> Options.


Many of the Folder Options settings are now present in File Explorer's View tab, which means you don't need to navigate to Folder Options to change folder settings. Also, in Windows 10 Folder Options is also called File Explorer Options. Anyway, without wasting time let's see how to open Folder Options in Windows 10 with the help of the following tutorial.

How to open folder options in Windows 10

Make sure to create a restore point in case something goes wrong.

Method 1: Open Folder Options Using Windows Search

The easiest way to access the Folder Options is to use Windows Search to find the Folder Options for you. Simply press Windows key + S to open search and then type "folder options" (without quotes) and from the search result click on File Explorer Options to access Folder Options.


Method 2: How to Open Folder Options on File Explorer Ribbon

Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer, then click View from the Ribbon, and then click Options under the Ribbon. This will open the Folder Options from where you can easily access different settings.


Method 3: How to Open Folder Options in Windows 10 Using Keyboard Shortcut

Well, another way to open Folder Options is to use keyboard shortcuts that will make your life easier. Just press the Windows key + E to open File Explorer and simultaneously press the Alt + F keys to open the File menu and then press the O key to open the Folder Options.


Another way to access the Folder Options using a keyboard shortcut is to first open File Explorer (Win + E) and then press the Alt + V keys to open the Ribbon where the available keyboard shortcuts are located and then press the Y and O keys to open Folder Options.

Method 4: Open the folder options from the control panel

1.Type the control in Windows Search and then click Control Panel from the search result.


2.Now click on Appearance and Personalization and then click on File Explorer Options.


3.If you cannot find the above, then type the folder options in the Control Panel search and then click File Explorer Options from the search result.


Method 5: How to open folder options in Windows 10 from Run

Press Windows key + R and then type "folder control.exe" (without quotes) and press Enter to open Folder Options.


Method 6: Open folder options from command prompt

1.Press Windows key + X and then select Command Prompt (Admin).


2. Type the following command in cmd and hit Enter:

control.exe folders

3. If the above command didn't work, then try this one:

C: N-System32.exe shell32.dll, Options_RunDLL 0


4.Once finished, you can close the command line.

Method 7: How to Open Folder Options in Windows 10

Press Windows Key + E to open File Explorer, then click File in the menu and then click "Change folder and search options" to open Folder Options.


That's it, you've learned how to open folder options in Windows 10, but if you still have any questions about this tutorial, feel free to check it out in the comments section.

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