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Windows 7: Permanent change to view in Win Explorer

31 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 32 bit home premium
Permanent change to view in Win Explorer

I would like to make a change in the view of Windows Explorer (not IE) in Windows 7 OS. I click on View and then Choose Detail and choose Date. That changes what I see in the Contents Pane. I can see the Date of the files. But, when I change to a different folder, I have to do it all over again. How can I make this change permanent?

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31 May 2011   #2

W7 Professional x64

Set a folder up how you want it, and try the following:

> Tools (tab at the top of the folder list may need to press "alt" to see it)
> Folder Options
> View
> Apply to Folders
> Apply
> Close the Window
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31 May 2011   #3

Windows 7 32 bit home premium
Thanks WebMatt

Thanks for the reply. I found a similar answer that followed your steps but went to the root directory, in my case the D:\ drive (partition) that I use for all my data folders and files. It seems to be working. Maybe I won't like it when I begin to work on all my photo files. Again, thanks. Solution uses your steps only on the root directory.
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31 May 2011   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Nolakenoforest,

In addition, this will help show you how to set a default folder view for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
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