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Windows 7: Library View Settings

06 Apr 2011   #1
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Library View Settings

Is there any way to set view settings for files and folders within libraries without affecting child or parent folders?


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06 Apr 2011   #2
Mike Connor

Several, including Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

As far as I am aware you can only set library defaults. You can't change folder views permanently. You can set them temporarily, but they will revert.

Regards....Mike Connor
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06 Apr 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Frozen,

You could have separate "Arrange by" view settings in each added right click -> New -> Folder created in the library itself though. The arrange by options will vary depending on the folder template of the library folder. All Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view.

OPTION THREE in the tutorial below can give you more details on this.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ort-stack.html

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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07 Apr 2011   #4
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks for the replies.

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All Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view.
Nothing I can do about that?
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07 Apr 2011   #5
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Not that I'm aware of.
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07 Apr 2011   #6
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Ah, shame. Hopefully they'll do something about that in a future update. Do you know of anywhere one can make suggestions?
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07 Apr 2011   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

There's not yet a suggestion or feedback link available for Windows 8. This would most likely be the only avenue where this may have a chance of being changed.

I shall pass on your request to Microsoft though.
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07 Apr 2011   #8
FrozenInferno

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

I see, thanks.
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07 Apr 2011   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Frozen,

I got a email back letting me know that they are unable to do so in Windows 7, but it will be passed along to the Windows 8 team for feedback on it. Hopefully they will be able to.
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08 Apr 2011   #10
kado897

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

You could always set up a second library with the view you want. You can have the same folders in it.
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