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Windows 7: Can i apply a specific view mode for each folder?

15 Apr 2010   #1
Mrhank

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Can i apply a specific view mode for each folder?

Hey guys, im new here and wasnt quite sure where to post this question. Hope it's not the wrong section. Anyways, is there a way that i can change the view settings to folders in a folder? For ex. I have my Music folder, and i have my music organized by genre. I want those folders to be in Larg Icons mode, and the files(music) in them to be seen with List view. But everytime I change a folders view settings, it applies it to all my music library. Please help...

thnx


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15 Apr 2010   #2
derekimo

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Welcome Mrhank,
I think this is what you are talking about,
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
If not you can check the related tutorials at the bottom.
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15 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X
 
 

@derek: That tutorial won't help him because he wants the parent folder to act differently than the internal folders. In other words he has to set the parent folder to a different template first and apply it to all subfolders. Then he has to change it back to another template without applying that view to all subfolders.

This may seem counter-intuitive at first but it will work if you do it correctly:

Quote:
1. Set Your Main Music Folder and All Subfolders to the General Items template.
Right Click My Music Folder > Properties > Customize > Select General Items in drop-down and make sure to apply to all subfolders > OK
2. Change to details view.
Open My Music Folder > Change the view options to details view.
3. Apply to All Folders Using General Items Template.
Go to Organize > Folder & Search Options > View > Apply to All Folders
4. Change My Music back to Music template w/out applying to subfolders
Go Back up one directory (User Folder) > Right Click My Music > Properties > Customize > Change to Music Template (DO NOT APPLY TO SUBFOLDERS)
5. Set view settings.
Open My Music Folder > Change to Icon View, etc.
6. If you'd like all folders that use the Music template to use the Icon view, then follow step 3 again.
Following that tutorial will cause your internal music folders and all folders using the General Items template to use the details view while the parent folder, My Music, will be using the Music Template and Icon view.
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15 Apr 2010   #4
guiLe

win7
 
 

very detail and precise explanation ..
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15 Apr 2010   #5
Mrhank

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
@derek: That tutorial won't help him because he wants the parent folder to act differently than the internal folders. In other words he has to set the parent folder to a different template first and apply it to all subfolders. Then he has to change it back to another template without applying that view to all subfolders.

This may seem counter-intuitive at first but it will work if you do it correctly:

Quote:
1. Set Your Main Music Folder and All Subfolders to the General Items template.
Right Click My Music Folder > Properties > Customize > Select General Items in drop-down and make sure to apply to all subfolders > OK
2. Change to details view.
Open My Music Folder > Change the view options to details view.
3. Apply to All Folders Using General Items Template.
Go to Organize > Folder & Search Options > View > Apply to All Folders
4. Change My Music back to Music template w/out applying to subfolders
Go Back up one directory (User Folder) > Right Click My Music > Properties > Customize > Change to Music Template (DO NOT APPLY TO SUBFOLDERS)
5. Set view settings.
Open My Music Folder > Change to Icon View, etc.
6. If you'd like all folders that use the Music template to use the Icon view, then follow step 3 again.
Following that tutorial will cause your internal music folders and all folders using the General Items template to use the details view while the parent folder, My Music, will be using the Music Template and Icon view.
Wo0w thnx so much for the quick reply. It sounds like this could work. Iīll give it a try after work. I canīt believe Windows doesnīt have this as a "normal" settings option. Itīs so easy on a Mac and so necessary. Thank you again for the quick reply and the detailed explanation.
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15 Apr 2010   #6
derekimo

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by notsograymatter View Post
@derek: That tutorial won't help him because he wants the parent folder to act differently than the internal folders. In other words he has to set the parent folder to a different template first and apply it to all subfolders. Then he has to change it back to another template without applying that view to all subfolders.
My Bad, Sorry for the mis-information.
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15 Apr 2010   #7
Mrhank

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

[QUOTE=notsograymatter;685477]

I tried following your instructions but my "Apply to all Folders" option can't be applied. It's simply not click-able I don't know why but no matter what options i move around it doesn't give me that option. Do you have any other suggestions???
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15 Apr 2010   #8
Mrhank

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

@notsograymatter

Hey bro i just found out what was going on. It seems that you can't change the templates the way you specify in the Library folder. You would have to go directly to the "My Pictures" folder. Actually if I go to My pictures folder instead of my library folders each folder saves it's own template automatically(which is what i wanted in the first place). But it's do dumb that it can't be applied to the library folders... oh well.

Thank you again for the great response.
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