How to hide the preview pane in windows 7

Windows Explorer comes with a preview pane, which you can easily hide or show by pressing ALT + P.

Alternatively, you can click on the little square icon, right next to the help (question mark) icon at the right-hand end of Windows Explorer to hide or show the preview pane in windows 7.

hide the preview pane

The third way to disable the preview pane in Windows 7 is to choose Organize -> Layout from the Windows Explorer menu and then tick or un-tick the Preview Pane.

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