Windows 11 includes an updated version of File Explorer that retains the same classic look but with a new minimalistic menu that only shows basic commands. As a result, the commands have been reorganized, making it more difficult to find, including the Folder Options to customize File Explorer.
Since the “View” tab is no longer part of File Explorer, most of the commands and options have been relocated to three new menus, including “Sort and group options,” “Layout and view options,” and “See more.”
Although the ribbon is gone, you can still access the Folder Options within the File Explorer or Control Panel.
In this guide, you will learn two ways to open the Folders Options settings for File Explorer on Windows 11.
- Open Folder Options for File Explorer on Windows 11
- Open Folder Options for File Explorer via Control Panel
Open Folder Options for File Explorer on Windows 11
To find and open the Folder Options settings, use these steps:
Open File Explorer on Windows 11.
Click the See more (three-dotted button) drop-down menu in the far right.
Select the Options item.
Once you complete the steps, you will access the File Explorer settings to customize the experience.
Open Folder Options for File Explorer via Control Panel
To access the File Explorer settings through Control Panel, use these steps:
Open Control Panel.
Click on Appearance and Personalization.
Click the File Explorer Options.
After you complete the steps, you will have access to the general, view, and search settings.