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Windows 7: External Hard Drive, Permanent Folder View (Folder Icon Size)

28 Jan 2015   #1
romeorocky92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
External Hard Drive, Permanent Folder View (Folder Icon Size)

Hello, I want what's inside the external hard drive, to look the same no matter the pc it's plugged into.
So, I found how to change Folder Icons permanently from another thread,..
Now, what remains is changing the folder view, or else the icons won't be clear, so is that even possible?
PS. I know it's kinda OCD ..


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28 Jan 2015   #2
romeorocky92

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

I did some research , and found that it was possible on windows xp via the "desktop.ini" through "FolderType=string" (eg: pictures, videos), but it seems it's impossible on windows 7.
The reason is that the " Show Common Tasks" in Folder options has been removed from windows 7.
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