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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Set Defaults For Columns?

10 Apr 2010   #1

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Windows Explorer Set Defaults For Columns?

In Windows Explorer in Windows 7 I like to use the Details view. I have set of columns/headings that I prefer to use. The problem is I would like to set these columns up and have them be the default for every folder I open. As it is now every folder I open I have to customize the columns again. They stay for that folder but every new folder requires me to customize. Is there a default option so that I can set what I want and have it apply to every folder?

I just installed Windows 7 a few days ago. Prior to this I had XP on the machine that 7 is now on. I did not use Explorer in XP I used a different file manager. I did this mainly for the split view. Now that 7 as the snap feature getting two panes is easy with Explorer so I am going to give it a try for a while. Thanks.

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10 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Anomaly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

After you have the folder views and columns set how you like them for that folder, you could do either one of the tutorials below to set it for other folders.

For all folders:
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

For all folders only with the same folder template as the original

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Apr 2010   #3

Windows 7

Thank You thats what I was looking for.
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11 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

You're most welcome Anomaly.
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09 Jun 2014   #5

Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

This is how forums are meant to work, people.
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14 Jun 2014   #6

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