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Windows 7: how to set defaults


18 Jan 2010   #1

win7
 
 
how to set defaults

i would like to set a default VIEW for different types of files when i open a folder in windows explorer.

the view i want is LIST.
i know i can change a folders view and all sub folders using the properties and customization tab in a folder BUT, the view LIST never appears. it is always DETAILS.


i was sure there was a way to say ALL MOVIES should open as thumbnails and ALL MUSIC opens as LARGE THUMBNAILS and so on.


any help?
thanks in advance!


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18 Jan 2010   #2

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

This may help:

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off
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18 Jan 2010   #3

win7
 
 

thanks, but i fail to see how that link will help me set the default of a folder to LIST or the other issue i asked about.
and yes, i did read the topic u linked to.
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18 Jan 2010   #4

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ME/XP/Vista/Win7
 
 

Use views.


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18 Jan 2010   #5

win7
 
 

r u kidding me? do u think someone with the PC specs i have would not know how to do that? c'mon dude
anyway, thanks for your response but yes, i know how to manually change the current view into LIST but that is not at all what i asked.

everytime i open a folder i would have to change the view manually. i'm asking if its possible to set this somewhere so it is ALWAYS in LIST?
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18 Jan 2010   #6

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Windows 7 Pro 64 SP1
 
 

How about either one of these tutorials,
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders[2]=File Folder Settings

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
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18 Jan 2010   #7
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello LiquidMonkey,

In addition, this will show you how to apply a folder view to all folders with the same folder template.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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18 Jan 2010   #8

win7
 
 

thanks for those links, it works.

although i thought there would be a spot that says something like, 'choose a default view for picture file types' and so on for each file type, but i guess not.

anyway, problem solved, i just set EVERY folder in each hard drive to LIST. thanks!
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