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Columns in Windows Explorer?

I need to know how to permanently set the "File Version" column to show in Windows Explorer?  This would be for XP, Vista, 7 and Server 2003.
Microsoft Legacy OSWindows XPWindows Server 2003

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pod86

8/22/2022 - Mon
dbrunton

As far as I know there isn't a File Version column.

Generally you right click on file and choose the Properties box and if there is a Version tab the information is there.

pod86

Open Windows Explorer (shortcut = Windows key + E) click on a drive.
Set the view to details, then rightclick the name/size/type tab at the top and click MORE
you can checkbox the file version in here, that will show up everytime now.

This is the same for XP/Server2003/Vista

Cheers,
Daniel Tidwell

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Thank you pod86.  I know how to do it one at a time, I need this to show the File Version in all Explorer windows with one change.  I have many directories and it is not timely enough to change each directory one at a time.  Is this possible?
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Daniel Tidwell

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Could a VB or batch file be created to do this and if so what would the script be?
pod86

Hi,

I have not seen this done via VB/batch but i'm sure its out there but very limited resource as i have not found any article yet.

You can create a registry file to apply this by making the .reg file and running it.

There are many settings in registry but you'll have to check them out under:

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer