Turn off Preview Pane

Hides the Preview Pane in File Explorer.

If you enable this policy setting, the Preview Pane in File Explorer is hidden and cannot be turned on by the user.

If you disable, or do not configure this setting, the Preview Pane is hidden by default and can be displayed by the user.

Supported on: At least Windows Vista
Registry PathSoftware\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
Value NameNoReadingPane
Enabled Value1
Disabled Value0


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