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Windows 7: Changing order of columns in detail view

16 Aug 2010   #1
Odd Bob

Wun XP, Win 7 starter
 
 
Changing order of columns in detail view

Hi! A few weeks ago I bought a new Acer netbook with Windows 7 Starter on it, after six years of using, and getting very comfortable with, XP. Some things I like, some things I don't, but I figure I should get used to the coming thing, since XP won't be around forever.

There is one thing (at the moment) that I can't figure out in Win 7 though. In XP all my windows that are opened in detail view first have the file name, then the file size right next to it. In Win 7, all the detail windows default to having the file size column over on the far right, where it's hard to see and does me no good at all. I can drag the file size column over to where I want it, of course, but I have hundreds of folders and would not like to have to do this for all of them manually. I also would prefer to have all new folders default to having the file size right next to the file name.

Is there any way I can get Starter to change the column order for all the folders at once, as well as make it the default for new ones I create?

Thank you.

-- Bob


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10 Apr 2011   #2
thermalzombie

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

I am also interested in this please can someone help witha solution.
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10 Apr 2011   #3
mickey megabyte

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hi Odd Bob and thermalzombie, welcome to sevenforums, both of you,

ok - set up your view just how you want it, then in windows explorer press alt-t to get the tools menu >> folder options >> view tab

at the top, you'll see 'apply to all folders' button.

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10 Apr 2011   #4
thermalzombie

windows 7 ultimate 64-bit
 
 

Thankyou very easy to do this was driving me crazy.

Thanks again.
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10 Apr 2011   #5
mickey megabyte

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my pleasure
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