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Windows 7: Can't get Folder Options/View to work

06 Oct 2009   #1
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 
Can't get Folder Options/View to work

I'm running Win7 Home Premium and I notice the Tools/Folder Options/View /Apply to folders, doesn't seem to work. It didn't work in Vista either. Is there a fix for this? Thanks.


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06 Oct 2009   #2
zigzag3143

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
I'm running Win7 Home Premium and I notice the Tools/Folder Options/View /Apply to folders, doesn't seem to work. It didn't work in Vista either. Is there a fix for this? Thanks.
works on my win 7 can you using the snipping tool (type snipping in search) make screenshot of the folders tab and upload it to us using the attachment icon (shaped like a paperclip) in the reply form

thanks

Ken
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06 Oct 2009   #3
septprince

Window 7 build 7600, Xp pro(VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jacatone View Post
I'm running Win7 Home Premium and I notice the Tools/Folder Options/View /Apply to folders, doesn't seem to work. It didn't work in Vista either. Is there a fix for this? Thanks.
What are you trying to change in the view tab?
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06 Oct 2009   #4
Antman

 

Could be a conflict in content type. Setting the custom view in a folder with metadata not contained in other folders.
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07 Oct 2009   #5
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

When you open a file/folder, there's an option to view the contents as a thumbnail, tiles, icons, lists, etc. Then you have to specify in Tools/Folder options/View/Apply to all folders. My selection of Icons never stays permanent. It always defaults back to list.
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07 Oct 2009   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Helloo Jacatone,

Reset the folder views to see if it will remember them when you do it again after the reset.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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17 Feb 2010   #7
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

I tried this fix but it doesn't seem to make change in the registry. Do I have to be root or something? Thanks.
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17 Feb 2010   #8
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Sorry, maybe a naive query. You are, of course, clicking the "Apply" at the bottom of the window?
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17 Feb 2010   #9
jacatone

Windows 7 Home Premium
 
 

Yes, clicked apply.
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17 Feb 2010   #10
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Jacatone,

Maybe this will help you.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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