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Windows 7: Windows Explorer columns

29 Aug 2011   #1
Astronautilus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 
Windows Explorer columns

In Windows Explorer under XP, all file types had the same basic set of columns... File name/date modified/file type/size. This is mostly true with Windows 7, but I notice that with certain file types such as mp3s, wavs and jpegs, Microsoft have tried to be clever and choose columns more appropriate to the file type. So mp3s now default to name/#/title/contributing artist/album.

My question is: are these defaults user accessible?

I'm a photographer and I have about 100 folders containing jpegs. I'd like to change the columns currently shown, but I don't want to have to change 100 folders individually.....

Thanks.


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29 Aug 2011   #2
kado897

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

Hi Astronautilus and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yes you can do this. Below is ashort tutorial on how to change it for the documents folder template. You can do the same for any other folder type.

The folder before change.
Windows Explorer columns-capture.jpg

With a new column added
Windows Explorer columns-capture1.jpg

Open the Folder and Search options.
Windows Explorer columns-capture2.jpg

On the view tab press the Apply to folders button.
Windows Explorer columns-capture3.jpg

Showing another folder of the same type.
Windows Explorer columns-capture4.jpg


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29 Aug 2011   #3
Astronautilus

Windows 7 Ultimate 32-bit
 
 

I had seen this but I thought "folders of this type" sounded a bit ambiguous, so I bottled out!

It actually works a treat, so thanks Kado897... http://cssimg.sevenforumscdn.com/ima...es/biggrin.gif
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29 Aug 2011   #4
kado897

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It can be confusing so I am glad to have been of help.
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