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Windows 7: Folder Customization keeps reverting back

13 Apr 2013   #1
Jonesab7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 
Folder Customization keeps reverting back

I have a bunch of pictures in folders on my computer. When I view them they are viewed as icons only so I want to change the folder to a "picture" folder.

I right click the folder in question and click Properties-->Customize and change it from "general items" to "pictures" I then click "also apply this templete so subfolders". Then I click apply and OK.

When I go back into the folder or the properties this setting instantly reverts back to "general items". The folder I do and any sub-folders as well. I don't understand why this isn't sticking!?!


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13 Apr 2013   #2
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

try this
click organize then click folder and search options .
in the window that opens click the view tab and see if the topmost item on the list is checked.

you want it to be unchecked ,so it shows thumbnails not icons.
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13 Apr 2013   #3
Jonesab7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
try this
click organize then click folder and search options .
in the window that opens click the view tab and see if the topmost item on the list is checked.

you want it to be unchecked ,so it shows thumbnails not icons.
It is currently unchecked.
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13 Apr 2013   #4
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

ok, what program do you use to view your pictures?
im presuming this is the icon showing on the picture files.
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13 Apr 2013   #5
Jonesab7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by boohbah View Post
ok, what program do you use to view your pictures?
im presuming this is the icon showing on the picture files.
I use Windows Photo Viewer as the default
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13 Apr 2013   #6
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

can you right click an image and select open with then click the select default program, then choose the WPV again ,

if that doesnt work then maybe rebuilding the thumbnail cache will help...

Thumbnail Cache - Clear and Reset
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13 Apr 2013   #7
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Additionally, you may try doing this as well:

Enable viewing of hidden files in explorer
Open the folder in question and find a .ini file whose icon looks like a blank ruled page with a gear on it
Delete it and then try resetting the folder customizations (from "general" to "picture")

Does this help?
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13 Apr 2013   #8
Jonesab7

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Additionally, you may try doing this as well:

Enable viewing of hidden files in explorer
Open the folder in question and find a .ini file whose icon looks like a blank ruled page with a gear on it
Delete it and then try resetting the folder customizations (from "general" to "picture")

Does this help?
I set "show hidden files and folders" when I looked in the folder however I did not see any .ini file.
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13 Apr 2013   #9
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Folder Template

Have you set your "Folder Templates"?

Tutorials
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
Folder Template - Change
Folder Template - Default

1 - Choose the details and view that you want
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2 - Choose the Template
3 - In "Folder Options" choose "Apply to folders"
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13 Apr 2013   #10
roboticarm

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jonesab7 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by roboticarm View Post
Additionally, you may try doing this as well:

Enable viewing of hidden files in explorer
Open the folder in question and find a .ini file whose icon looks like a blank ruled page with a gear on it
Delete it and then try resetting the folder customizations (from "general" to "picture")

Does this help?
I set "show hidden files and folders" when I looked in the folder however I did not see any .ini file.
In addition to showing hidden files, also uncheck "Hide protected operating system files" (click Yes when prompted).

Now get back to your folder and check if there's a file named "desktop" there. If yes, right click it and click properties and make sure "read only" is unchecked.

Now delete this file and reset your folder properties/customization accordingly.

Does this help? Post back any problem you face.
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