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Windows 7: Default Folder View Sucks

03 May 2011   #1
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Default Folder View Sucks

Ok, this has gotten ridiculous. In XP, I could set my folders view to list and never have an issue. Windows 7 flat refuses to retain that setting. I have searched for days now for a solution to no avail. Surely someone has come up with a solution or registry hack to resolve this problem as it seems to be extremely common and agitating. Any ideas?
Ron


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03 May 2011   #2
Carolyn

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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03 May 2011   #3
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

No this does not permanently set the default. Reboots, etc. will reset the view to the Microsoft default.
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03 May 2011   #4
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

In the library Properties, you can set it to Documents, Pictures, Videos, etc. But that ia all you can do.
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03 May 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

Hello Ron,

This should allow you to set a default folder view to all folders in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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03 May 2011   #6
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Brink, that is exactly what I was looking for. Must have missed it somewhere in the past few days. Half a dozen reboots and everything is still set. Thanks
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03 May 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10
 
 

You're most welcome Ron. The one that Carolyn posted is good as well, but was to only set default folder views for specific folder templates instead of all of them.
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04 May 2011   #8
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

So much for the short lived victory. Got on the computer about noon and all the folders had reset to list detail view instead of the list only I wanted. I know it is not a big deal but I get a little anal when I cannot make the machine do what I want it to. Back to researching this issue along with an Office 2010 issue of Word not holding the currency formats.
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04 May 2011   #9
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

This issue plauged me in XP as well. It's acutally not changed at all better or worse that I've seen in 7.

Long running windows problem, it only /seems/ to go away for most people after a while because they stop creating new folders as much or at all after their setup has matured and have applied the above fixes once or twice in the past. Then it all seems stable (I'm at that stage with 7 myself now)

Sure would be nice to have a "Set all folders ike this and all NEW folders from now till the end of time unless I manually change them thankyouverymuch" option
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04 May 2011   #10
anaron

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Amen Junior!!!!! Absolutely ridiculous!
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