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How to add Columns to File Explorer in Windows 8

Description: Shows how to view the different columns available in File Explorer.

  1. Press the Windows Key and the Letter D on the keyboard to go to the Desktop.
  2. Click on the File Explorer icon on the left side of taskbar.
    Windows File Explorer Icon
  3. In the File Explorer window, click the View tab and select Details.
    Windows File Explorer, View Details
  4. Select Add columns and a list of columns that can be added will show in a drop down menu. Click the desired column to add it to the File Explorer window. If the column has a check mark next to it already then it is currently showing.
    Windows File Explorer View, Add Details
  5. If the desired column is not listed then click Choose columns and a box will appear with more columns to choose from. Select the desired columns and click OK to apply the changes.
    Windows File Explorer View, Add Details