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Windows 7: Size all columns to fit

26 Oct 2011   #1
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 
Size all columns to fit

Does anyone know how to keep this set for all windows.

I have to keep setting this every time I go into a different window.

In XP there used to be an option in Tools>Folder options to apply to all folders?

I cant seem to find that.

Cheers!


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26 Oct 2011   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Lee,

This can help show you how to use the "Apply to Folders" option.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

However, this will not help with "Size all columns to fit" since how it sizes them is specific to the currently opened folder in Windows Explorer. Using "Apply to Folders" will apply the same column sizes set in that folder to all folders with the same folder template. Of course, other folders may need wider or narrower column sizes than the currently opened folder. You pretty much have to set them per folder to have it the right size for them.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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27 Oct 2011   #3
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Thanks Shawn!
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27 Oct 2011   #4
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Tools>Folder Options>Apply to all folders

is greyed out however. Im not sure why it would be ?
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27 Oct 2011   #5
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lee griggs View Post
Tools>Folder Options>Apply to all folders

is greyed out however. Im not sure why it would be ?
Are you in Computer instead of a drive or folder? I notice if I'm in Computer that button is grayed even if I make changes to settings.
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27 Oct 2011   #6
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It only seems to happen to folders on my c drive.
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27 Oct 2011   #7
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lee griggs View Post
Tools>Folder Options>Apply to all folders

is greyed out however. Im not sure why it would be ?
Are you in a library when you do this?

If so, then that's why.

Only when Folder Options is opened from within a actual folder window will "Apply to Folders" not be grayed out.
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27 Oct 2011   #8
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

It seems to do it to all folders on my C drive.
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27 Oct 2011   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Are you opening Folder Options from within the exact same folder window that you want to have applied to the other folders, and not through the Control Panel or from any other folder?
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27 Oct 2011   #10
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit
 
 

Yes, through the same folder.
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