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Windows 7: Registry help needed please.

29 Oct 2010   #1
marculos

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 
Registry help needed please.

I would like to set the default folder view to be set to details, and control panel view set to small icons. I would like this set for the default user profile.

Any idea what the relevant registry entries are ?


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29 Oct 2010   #2
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

1) To set details view as default:

Open a folder and make desired changes.
Press Alt to display the menu bar. Click Tools -> Folder options.
Click View tab.
Press the "Apply to folders" button.
Click Apply and click OK.

Remember "Apply to folders" settings apply the current view setting to all folders that are optimized for the same content as the folder you have open, it will not apply to the folders which are not the same type.

2) How to force small icons in control panel.

How-To Force The List View In Windows 7 Control Panel
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29 Oct 2010   #3
wilywombat

win7
 
 

Hi marculos and Welcome to SevenForums, if you go here you will find one of many excellent tutorials that are available in the forums, this one covers your question on small icons in the Control Panel :- Control Panel View - Category or Icons
and here is the tutorial on setting default folder view:- Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

If you have any further queries you may find something in the tutorials that suits your needs but if not please feel free to pose any questions as you did with this one.
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29 Oct 2010   #4
marculos

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

Hi thanks for that, I'm really after the registry entries so I can automate (if possible).
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29 Oct 2010   #5
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Bookmarked, because I'd like to know how to edit the default profile as well. I am creating my system images now for Windows 7 Pro, but I would love to have all the custom options set, so when I join each system to the domain and log in as the user, I don't have to reconfigure as much.
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29 Oct 2010   #6
marculos

Windows 7 Enterprise
 
 

what I have done is modify the default user profile registry hive.


e.g

rem ***** Load Default User Hive
REG LOAD "HKU\Test" "%USERPROFILE%\..\Default User\NTUSER.DAT"



rem ***** dword to 1 - effect as described in value name
rem ***** dword to 0 - effect opposite as described in value name
rem ***** Show RUN
REG ADD "HKU\Test\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v Start_ShowRun /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
rem ***** Hide Games
REG ADD "HKU\Test\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v NoStartMenuMyGames /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f
rem ***** Show Recent Docs
REG ADD "HKU\Test\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced" /v Start_ShowRecentDocs /t REG_DWORD /d 1 /f



rem ***** Unload Default User Hive
REG UNLOAD HKU\Test
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29 Oct 2010   #7
Bill2

Windows 7 x64 pro/ Windows 7 x86 Pro/ XP SP3 x86
 
 

The closest I know for the default folder view for ALL folders is to stop windows from discovering folder type. That way once you apply a particular view setting, it applies to all folders irrespective of type. See this tweak

How to Fix Annoying Folder View Type Problem in Windows Vista and 7 - Tweaking with Vishal

or here

HOW-TO: Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery - Confessions of a Windows Enthusiast

Those pages also have links to scripts you can use.
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29 Oct 2010   #8
wilywombat

win7
 
 

CLSID of Control Panel in Widows 7 is HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D} if that is any help for a start point.
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29 Oct 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

I did a quick search on Google and found some basic steps. It sounds like you create a user account with all the config options you want. Then, rename the default pfoile under C:\Users to Default -Copy. Go into your user profile options under System Properties, and copy the current user over the Default profile. Now, if you were to reboot and log in as a new user, you should get all your same config options by default, like wallpaper, etc.
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