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Windows 7: Can folders default the View to: "LIST", not Detail?

17 Apr 2010   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
Can folders default the View to: "LIST", not Detail?

When I open a folder in 7, unless I previously set it to a specific view setting, it seems to always auto default to "Detail" unless I change it manually.

Is there an easy way to make folders default to LIST automatically when I open them each time?


My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8

If you set it to "Documents" in the library properties, it should show as list.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
17 Apr 2010   #3
not so gray matter

W7 Ult. x64 | OS X

You can set the default view for each template to use list mode...

Change folder to General Items Template
Right Click Folder > Properties > Customize > Change Template

Now switch to List view

Now apply to all folders
Organize > Folder & Search Options > View > Apply to All Folders

Do that with each template and it should set every folder to list view. You'll have to manually change to something else if you want.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Apr 2010   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Garuda,

In addition, you can use the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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