Previewing files without opening them in Windows 10 is simple, thanks to the File Explorer Preview Pane feature. You can see thumbnails of most pictures, videos, audio files and text documents. In this article, we will guide you through the whole procedure to display the preview pane for File Explorer on Windows 10.

Display the preview pane for File Explorer on Windows 10

To display the preview pane for File Explorer on Windows 10, follow this procedure step by step.

Click the Search button on the taskbar. Type File Explorer in the search box and then click the File Explorer option as the following is showing.

As soon as you click on the File Explorer option, the following screen will appear.

A ribbon will appear on the top of the screen. Click the View tab as highlighted in the above image. As soon as you click the View tab, another ribbon will appear as the following image is showing.

To activate the Preview pane, click on it as highlighted in the above image. The Preview pane will appear as the following image is showing.

Similarly, you can activate the Detail pane by clicking on it. The Detail pane will appear as the following image is showing.

That is how you can turn on the Preview pane for File Explorer on Windows 10.

Conclusion

By following this procedure, you will be able to display the preview pane for file explorer on Window 10.

How to display the Preview Pane for File Explorer on Windows 10
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Karim Buzdar

About the Author: Karim Buzdar holds a degree in telecommunication engineering and holds several sysadmin certifications. As an IT engineer and technical author, he writes for various web sites. He blogs at LinuxWays.

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