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In using Explorer and opening a folder, is there a way to set the display for the first column to default to 'Size column to fit'?

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not sure I understand the question completely. You are viewing files in in the right hand pane where it lists the file name, date, type, etc.. ANd you want to change the width of the column?

If you hover the mouse between column headings and double left click it will adjust the width.

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Customer reply replied 1 year ago
I would like to change the appearance of the pane to a default setting of 'Size column to fit'. Most of the file names I deal with are truncated by the default setting, and I always have to right-click and expand the column. I'd like to automatically have Explorer do that.

after you set the width

goto the view tab, click the options drop down, click change folder and search options, in the window that opens view tab, and click apply to folders, that will change the defualt

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