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Disable Pop-Up Descriptions In Windows 10

We're all different with the types of files and folders we utilize and store on our computer. Some users may have Image and other files that are simply downloaded from the Internet, whilst others create text files, that contain sensitive Information and named according to Its content. When you hover over such files, the name Is displayed which can reveal exactly what It contains. As such, In this tutorial, I will show you how to disable pop-up descriptions for all files and folders.

Before I begin, here's what I'm referring to. I have a text file In my folder named Windows 10 Tips, and upon hovering over the folder with my computer mouse, Its Infotip (pop-up description) Is displayed as per the Image below.

So what's the big deal about this you ask? Well, absolutely nothing If the file Is not named as anything that may contain personal and/or sensitive data. Have a closer look at the above Image. In order to easily Identify what my folder contains when hovering over It with the mouse, I've named my text file Mega Login Credentials- which has my username & password to the Mega file hosting website.

Given I can (obviously) see this, so too can any other user who's sharing my computer and as a result, they'll Instantly Identify what my folder contains without opening Its contents. To prevent this, I will demonstrate how to completely disable the pop-up description for files and folders In only a couple of steps. So without further delay, let's see how this Is done.

Step One:

Firstly, navigate to File Explorer, click on the View tab and then select Options as shown below.

Last Step:

Next, make sure the View tab Is selected, and scroll down to locate Show pop-up description for folder and desktop Items. Simply uncheck Its checkbox, and then hit OK to finalize the process. That's It! The pop-up description for every file and folder Is disabled.

Final Thoughts:

It doesn't get much easier than this, does It? I didn't demonstrate the fact that the pop-up description was disabled, simply because I cannot show something that does not have functionality. In the event you've changed your mind and want to reverse the process, refer to the above step and click on the checkbox. Don't forget to hit OK thereafter.


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