Default File Explorer Size and Position



If you are an IT admin, you may have come across a situation where you need to set a default file explorer size and position for all of your users. This can be a frustrating task, but it is possible with some simple steps.

The first step is to open the Group Policy Editor. To do this, press the Windows key + R, then type “gpedit.msc”, and press enter. This will open the Local Group Policy Editor.

Once the editor is open, navigate to User Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer. In this folder, you will find the setting “Set a default size and position for File Explorer windows”. Double-click on this setting to open the Properties window.

In the Properties window, select the Enabled radio button. This will allow you to set the default size and position of all File Explorer windows. Enter the desired width and height of the window in the appropriate fields, and the desired X and Y coordinates for the window in the appropriate fields. Note that the coordinates will be relative to the upper left corner of the window.

Once you have set the values, click OK to save them. The settings will then be applied to all File Explorer windows for all users on the system. It is important to note that these settings will only apply to new File Explorer windows; existing windows will not be affected.

If you ever need to make changes to the settings, simply repeat the same steps. You will be able to change the window size and position at any time.

To ensure that all users are using the same File Explorer settings, you can also use Group Policy to apply the settings to all users. This can be done by opening the Group Policy Editor, navigating to Computer Configuration > Administrative Templates > Windows Components > File Explorer, and setting the “Set a default size and position for File Explorer windows” setting to Enabled. This will apply the settings to all users on the system, regardless of their user account.

Setting a default size and position for File Explorer windows can be a time-consuming task, but it is a necessary part of managing a Windows system. With a few simple steps, you can easily set a default size and position for all File Explorer windows on your system, ensuring that all users have a consistent experience.

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