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Windows 7: Viewing options in my folders


29 Dec 2010   #1

Windows 7
 
 
Viewing options in my folders

How do I make one folder default to one particular view, but not have that apply to all folders? In my old computer, I could change the 'my pictures' folder to always be thumbnails. Now, if I do that, the setting goes to every folder in 'my documents' which is annoying. I want my other files to be lists and my pictures to be icons. I can't seem to figure it out.

Thank you.

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29 Dec 2010   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Welcome to SF!

There's a little utility called ShellFolderFix for Windows 7's amnesia regarding individual window setttings.

See if this does the trick for you: ShellFolderFix Brings Saved Folder Positions Back to Windows 7
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29 Dec 2010   #3

Windows 7
 
 

That tool didn't seem to work. There are a lot of settings in the tool, but none seemed to do anything for me. I did install it, then reboot, but still my folders all take on the same characteristics. Hopefully I can find something. It is more of an annoyance than anything.
Thanks for your help.
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29 Dec 2010   #4

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Windows 7 SP1, Home Premium, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlwins333 View Post
How do I make one folder default to one particular view, but not have that apply to all folders? In my old computer, I could change the 'my pictures' folder to always be thumbnails. Now, if I do that, the setting goes to every folder in 'my documents' which is annoying. I want my other files to be lists and my pictures to be icons. I can't seem to figure it out.

Thank you.
Have you looked at the customize tab with a choice for “optimize this folder for”? I have had some success with changing this around arbitrarily.

Folder views have been a problem with Windows forever and it continues.

There is also a registry hack that is supposed to reset folder views to defaults.
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29 Dec 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

In order for ShellfolderFix to "take hold", you need to open a window, change it's settings, then close it.

The next time you open that window, all its settings should be as you left them.
FYI: this utility also saves Icon layouts and work-spaces for you if you like- very handy.

If it doesn't work for you, then I'm sorry; I've been using it for a year and it has served me well.
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30 Dec 2010   #6

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jlwins333 View Post
How do I make one folder default to one particular view, but not have that apply to all folders? In my old computer, I could change the 'my pictures' folder to always be thumbnails. Now, if I do that, the setting goes to every folder in 'my documents' which is annoying. I want my other files to be lists and my pictures to be icons. I can't seem to figure it out.

Thank you.
Open the folder you want to change and apply:

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Name:  Capture2.PNG
Views: 301
Size:  6.8 KB


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