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Windows 7: How to set details view in WinExp for really all folders?

13 Apr 2011   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to set details view in WinExp for really all folders?

I set the columns and their widths in "details" view for almost all folders in a certain way in WinExplorer.

Sometimes (I guess when the dir contains e.g. videos *.avi) additional columns where automatically shown, the column order and width differs.

I don't want in any case to see a "type" and "length" columns.

How can I set a details view really for all folders on my hard disc even when it contains *.avi videos or other multimedia stuff?

Peter


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13 Apr 2011   #2
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Well the same way as always (XP has always had this problem too). But it's only a partial fix.

Go to the root of each drive. Set the view as you want it Then on the "Organize"->"Folder and search options"->"View" tab, click "Apply to all folders".

The only problem is when new folders are created they are created in "automatic" mode and the problem can slowly creep up again.

The only way to get it to stick permanently is to use something else like Explorer++
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13 Apr 2011   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Peter,

In addition, the tutorial below can show you how to set a default folder view in all folders in Windows 7. You can also look at the "Related Tutorials" links at the bottom of the tutorial below for more details about folder view settings.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

However, this will not affect the folder view settings in libraries and library folders, the small File -> "Save as", "Open" common dialog type windows, or a window's default size and position.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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