Default File Explorer Size and Position
As an IT admin, one of the questions you may be asked is how to set the default size and position for the File Explorer in Windows 10. This is a relatively straightforward task, but it may take some trial and error to get it just right.
First, you need to open the File Explorer. This can be done by pressing the Windows key and typing “File Explorer” into the search bar. Once the File Explorer is open, you’ll need to resize it to the desired size. This can be done by dragging the corners of the window to the desired size.
Once the File Explorer is the desired size, you can set the position. This can be done by clicking and dragging the window to the desired position. The File Explorer window will automatically save the size and position when it is closed.
It’s important to note that this setting is only applied to the current user account. If you have multiple users on the same computer, each user will need to set their own size and position for the File Explorer.
If you want to apply the size and position to all users on the computer, you can do so by using the Group Policy Editor. To access the Group Policy Editor, open the Run window (by pressing the Windows + R keys) and type “gpedit.msc” into the box. Once the Group Policy Editor is open, navigate to “Computer Configuration -> Administrative Templates -> Windows Components -> File Explorer”.
Once in the File Explorer section, you’ll need to enable the policy “Set a default window size and position for all windows”. Once this policy is enabled, the File Explorer will open with the same size and position for all users.
It’s also possible to set the default size and position of the File Explorer through the registry. To do this, open the Run window (Windows + R) and type “regedit” into the box. In the registry editor, navigate to the following key:
Once in this key, you’ll need to create two new DWORD (32-bit) values. The first value is “WindowPosX” and the second is “WindowPosY”. These two values control the X and Y coordinates of the File Explorer window.
Once these two values are created, you’ll need to set the desired size and position of the File Explorer window. To do this, right-click on the value and select “Modify”. Enter the desired X and Y coordinates and click “OK”. The File Explorer window should now open with the size and position you specified.
It’s important to note that any changes you make to the registry are permanent. If you make a mistake, you may need to restore the registry from a backup.
Setting the default size and position of the File Explorer window in Windows 10 is a relatively straightforward task. However, there are a few different ways to do it, so it may take some trial and error to get it just right. If you’re using the Group Policy Editor, remember to apply the policy to all users on the computer. If you’re using the registry, make sure to back up the registry before making any changes.