Did anyone find out a way to invoke the folder options dialog in Windows 8 preview. I want to start my programs by single click and I always want to see file extensions.


For hidden files and extensions this link helps. But I want to get rid of the double-click too.


This is possible. Open up any explorer window then simply click File on the Ribbon, then click on Change folder and search options.

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From here, you will get the normal dialog.

For single click opening choose Single-click to open an item (point to select) from the Click items as follows section on the General tab.

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To show file extensions, choose Hide extensions for known file types from the big list under Advanced settings on the View tab.

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Of course, you can also access it from command line / Run prompt:

control /name Microsoft.FolderOptions

Note that the menu described in the other answer to open folder options from explorer has been removed in the CP.


New location on the ribbon: View tab > Options > Change folder and search options

Screenshot of changing folder and search options

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