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Windows 7: How do I restore library settings back to default?

11 Dec 2014   #1
drb193

64 bit Windows 7 home
 
 
How do I restore library settings back to default?

I was messing around with my libraries today, and after removing and adding a few things, my pictures and music library both look different than they used to. I have provided examples to show exactly what I mean.

How it used to look:


How it looks now:



As you can see, there is now a useless dropdown menu that clutters the screen. I have tried checking the settings and restoring the library settings to default, but I can't get my libraries looking like regular folders again.


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11 Dec 2014   #2
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Hi, i do not know if this will work but can try. left click My Music and hold a drag it to c:users\david folder.
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11 Dec 2014   #3
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello DRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do not drag that folder into your user folder. If you do, you will mess up the symbolic links for them.

There's nothing wrong with them other than you having their view setting not to what you wanted.

Instead, you can click on Group by -> (none) to not have your library grouped into that view.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
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11 Dec 2014   #4
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello DRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do not drag that folder into your user folder. If you do, you will mess up the symbolic links for them.

There's nothing wrong with them other than you having their view setting not to what you wanted.

Instead, you can click on Group by -> (none) to not have your library grouped into that view.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
thanks for letting me know do not want to mess the op up.
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11 Dec 2014   #5
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Anytime. Yeah, those user folders are temperamental about being moved.
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12 Dec 2014   #6
drb193

64 bit Windows 7 home
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello DRB, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Do not drag that folder into your user folder. If you do, you will mess up the symbolic links for them.

There's nothing wrong with them other than you having their view setting not to what you wanted.

Instead, you can click on Group by -> (none) to not have your library grouped into that view.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
Thank you so much! It worked perfectly. I included a picture of exactly where the button is in case anyone has trouble locating it.

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12 Dec 2014   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're most welcome.
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12 Dec 2014   #8
oscer1

win 7 64 bit
 
 

good job. i learned something
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