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Windows 7: Is there a global "Choose details..." in Windows Explorer?

09 Apr 2011   #1

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 
Is there a global "Choose details..." in Windows Explorer?

When i view files/folders in Windows Explorer, I would like to have the following details showing for all: Name, Date, Date modified, type, Size, Folder. It appears that I have to do this for every file that I open if it is not already done (View>Choose details... Iguess what I'm asking is if there is a global way of setting these five details?

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09 Apr 2011   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Flycaster,

The tutorial below can show you how to set this default folder view to all folders in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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09 Apr 2011   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Check through this tutorial by Brink.
Folder Options - Open
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13 Apr 2011   #4

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Followed Brink's tutorial. DL'd and saved the reg change for the Documents template. Manually made the wanted details changes in Documents(both in Libraries/Documents and in users/username/y Documents, installed the reg changer, rebooted, and no changes other than the ones I made manually???
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13 Apr 2011   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Flycaster,

From your description in the first post, you would want to use the General Items folder template instead.

However, this will not affect the folder view settings in libraries and library folders, the small File -> "Save as", "Open" common dialog type windows, or a window's default size and position.
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13 Apr 2011   #6

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Well, I did the General Items DL and installed as instructed, yet I haven't noticed any changes in Windows Explorer...other than the those folders for which I manually set. BTW, I could be looking at the wrong folders. I know that Library folders won't change, but which ones will...stuff in program files (x86), for example???
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13 Apr 2011   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Yes, the Program Files location should have been changed by it.

Reset all folder views back to default first, then see if you may be able to set a default folder view of your choice afterwards.
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14 Apr 2011   #8

Windows 7 HP 64-bit
 
 

Thanks, Bink. Now have all folders set to the way I want them to be. But, one question: The reg changes that I made through the DLs you suggested, is it OK to leave things the way they are, or should the reg be changed back to its original state?
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14 Apr 2011   #9
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Flycaster. That's great news.

If that's how you want your folder views, then it's fine to leave them set as is. You can still make individual folder view changes per folder if you like as well.

The reset REG file only sets all folder views back to Windows 7 default settings anyways. There's nothing that needs to be changed with the REG file afterwards.
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