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Windows 7: Open/Save As Column Width

24 Apr 2010   #1

Win 7 Pro x64
Open/Save As Column Width

Just about every time I do a 'File Open' or 'Save As' command, the columns in the ensuing window that opens are too narrow. I usually have to drag the "Name" column to make it wider so I can see the entire file name.

Is there a way to fix the column width globally, to a preset width, regardless of what application I'd working in? Am I just missing something simple or do I need to edit something in the Registry?

Thanks on advance to whoever can help me solve this frustrating issue!

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24 Apr 2010   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Sometimes the view settings revert to whatever the parent folders use. So try open/save as, adjust the size, go to the next folder up, adjust the size, etc, and then close the last window with the x. I can't reproduce your problem exactly, but I had a problem similar and that fixed it.
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27 Apr 2010   #3

Win 7 Pro x64

Thanks jeremebp for the reply.

I tried what you suggested. For instance, I opened MS Word, then 'Open'. In the ensuing window, I adjusted my column widths, then clicked up a level, did the same in that window, clicked up...changed, etc., all the way to the very end of the folder listings, until the up arrow grated out. Alas, no success.

I have a hard time believing that MS would not allow this to be modified and saved. I remember in XP being able to set a view and then have it apply to all folders. Maybe I'm not seeing what's in front of me, but I haven't seen any such option in Win 7.

Still looking for a solution.

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