Folder Options

The Folder Options dialog is used to change the appearance and presentation of the files currently displayed in the file display (this is known as the folder format). It includes things like the view mode (icons, thumbnails, details, etc), the columns shown (in details and power mode), the sort and grouping options, filters that can hide or show files and folders based on wildcard patterns and other options that affect the display of the file list.


There are a number of other ways that the display can be modified that don't require using the Folder Options dialog, which are worth mentioning at this point:

When you make a change to the file display with the Folder Options dialog, the changes you make will persist in that file display until something else changes them (either you making another manual change, or an automatic change triggered by the Folder Formats system.