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Windows 7: Windows Explorer File layout and defaults.

24 Dec 2011   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Windows Explorer Columns Property layout and defaults.

Very simple question that has been bugging me for ages.

When opening any explorer window in Windows 7 I want a set default column layout.

EG : File name/Date Created/Date Modified/Type/Size

The problem I have is using my system for music production I have a large library of WAV files that I sort through, organise and label. The issue I have is any explorer window will deafults to my EG above, however, as soon as a folder is opened with WAV's or MP3's the default columns change to

Name/#/Title/Contributing Artist/Album/Type

I understand why this is so but I don't have hoards of MP3s and dont need this default.

Where can I change the settings in Windows 7 so regardless of what folder I open and regardless the content the columns I select are only displayed everytime

File name/Date Created/Date Modified/Type/Size

Many thanks

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24 Dec 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

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07 Jul 2014   #3


Thanks for posting this, old but came up in search first.

Specifically, the trick is that "Apply to folders" only applies to folders of that template (which can be checked in the Properties tab for that folder).
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