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Windows 7: Folder layout view the same for all folders

07 Feb 2012   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 7600 SP1
 
 
Folder layout view the same for all folders

Hi,

When I view a folder full of jpgs I select 'large icons' so I can see thumbnails. Then when I move up the tree to the folders they too are in 'large icons'. I change these to 'list' and my jpgs are shown in 'list' style.

How can I select a folder to keep the view type I select as I did in XP?

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07 Feb 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Rally,

Are you viewing the jpgs in a library by chance? If so, then that would be why since all included folders in a library share the same folder view.

Only if you view the jpgs from say your C:\User\(user-name)\My Pictures folder instead of from say the Pictures library will you be able to have separate folder views per folder.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Feb 2012   #3

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit 7600 SP1
 
 

Aha. Yes that is the answer. Brill. .

What a crazy thing for Windows to do though - encouraging you to use libraries (which I like) and then tying your hands when you do it.

Does anyone know of a workaround?
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07 Feb 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

There's not one that I know of other than viewing them at their source folder instead.

The thinking was that since a library is a collection of all the included folders in one place, you would want to view them the same way.
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