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Windows 7: Windows 7 Explorer - Remove/Disable Details Columns

12 Nov 2011   #1
mikey0613

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 
Windows 7 Explorer - Remove/Disable Details Columns

In Windows Explorer, Detail View, is there a way to remove/disable the additional columns? (ie: Track, Artist, length, etc) I'm a simple person, and only want the main columns displayed, (Size, Type, Date) and Windows 7 seems to ignore me when i change the views. Even the "Reset All", and "Apply to All" seem to be ignored after a day later.

In XP your could remove them from RegEdit under HKCR\SystemFileAssociations and deleting the "Audio", "Video", and "Images" keys, and Explorer would 'forget' how to handle them, and details view would remain the same, but Win7 doesn't seem to respond to this either.

[HELP!!!]

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12 Nov 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

Hello Mikey,

You could use the General Items folder template and apply to all folders as in the tutorial below to set that folder view to all folders on the computer no matter what their folder template is.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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12 Nov 2011   #3
mikey0613

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Mikey,

You could use the General Items folder template and apply to all folders as in the tutorial below to set that folder view to all folders on the computer no matter what their folder template is.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

I've tried that, and it works for a day or two, but it just starts changing back... I'm looking for a more permanent solution.

~Michael
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12 Nov 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

If you tried the one below without doing the one above first, then it would change on you. Are you sure that the one above is what you did?

Folder View - Apply to Folders
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12 Nov 2011   #5
mikey0613

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you tried the one below without doing the one above first, then it would change on you. Are you sure that the one above is what you did?

Folder View - Apply to Folders
Yes... Absolutely sure... Like I asked, I'm looking to remove the columns.
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12 Nov 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 build 10159
 
 

My only suggestion is to try this tutorial below again in case you may have made a mistake previously.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
  • Use General Items folder template in step 1
  • Add or remove any columns and adjust folder view how you want it at link in step 1
  • When finished, do step 2 to apply to all folder.
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