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Windows 7: Disable remembering folder view settings

15 Jan 2012   #1
p1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 
Disable remembering folder view settings

Hi,
I am trying to set a default view for all folders, such that when I change the view in an explorer window, it will only take effect for the current explorer window, and will not be saved. Or even better, let me choose when I want to save a view setting as default for the current folder. I do not want to keep resetting my folder view. In Windows 98/XP it was possible. Thanks.
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p1999


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16 Jan 2012   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello p1999, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set a default folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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16 Jan 2012   #3
p1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Hi Brink, I have already done my own research and gave up - and I am not an inexperienced user of Windows (albeit only 98/XP until recently). "Folder View - Set a default for All Folders" just sets all folders to have the same default template, but does not disable customization of folders themselves, and individual folder settings are still saved.
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16 Jan 2012   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

p1999,

As far as I know, there's not a way to not have Windows remember individual folder settings as they are made. By setting a default for all folders, it will also disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery though.

The only thing I can think of is to use a 3rd party file management program like FreeCommander that may allow you to do this in that program instead.
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16 Jan 2012   #5
p1999

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

OK... Seems that Windows just got even less customizable... Thanks anyway. How do I mark the thread as permanently unsolvable?
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