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Windows 7: Explorer Shortcut opens in random display list mode

26 May 2013   #1
ddd990

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 
Explorer Shortcut opens in random display list mode

Hi,

I have a shortcut to "Favorites" (as it appears in Explorer). I decided to make a favorite for my most frequently visited locations in explorer. Here's how the properties of it look:



My problem is that every time I click the shortcut (from quicklaunch) I never know how it's going to look. Sometimes it's in Tiles view (my preferred view for the Favorites), and I'd say probably 50% of the time it opens in List view. Is there any way I can force it to always be one view (Tiles view to be specific).

Tiles view :



List view :




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26 May 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello ddd,

As a test, see how using the Favorites shortcut in the tutorial below works for you instead. It uses a different way to open it that may work better.

Favorites Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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26 May 2013   #3
ddd990

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

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

As a test, see how using the Favorites shortcut in the tutorial below works for you instead. It uses a different way to open it that may work better.

Favorites Shortcut - Create

Hope this helps,
Shawn
Thanks Shawn. I've just done that, and so far so good. It's opening in tile mode, but then again so is my original shortcut right now (which btw I created by dragging the Favorites from an explorer view to the desktop and selecting create shortcut here).

I'll need to give it a few sessions (maybe a few days) to be sure it's behaving more reliably
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26 May 2013   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You're welcome. Fingers crossed.
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30 May 2013   #5
ddd990

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You're welcome. Fingers crossed.
Awwwww. I was really hopeful. It lasted 3 whole days of starting up in tile mode everytime (probably 50 times in those 3 days). I've probably clicked on it 20 times today also with tile mode. But just now, I got the undesirable list view back. No apparent logic or rhyme or reason. It just decided.

I must be doing something to cause it. I'd love to know what. No doubt it will remain a mystery.

Oh and yes, I know it's very trivial
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30 May 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

If you wanted, you could set a default folder view with tiles for all folders to make it stick (hopefully). You will still be able to change any again how you like afterwards.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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30 May 2013   #7
ddd990

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
If you wanted, you could set a default folder view with tiles for all folders to make it stick (hopefully). You will still be able to change any again how you like afterwards.
Thanks for that, but I only want Favorites to be in tile mode. For everything else I generally want either Details or large icons.

I started this thread hoping that there might be a command line option to explorer with something like /display=tile
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30 May 2013   #8
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Does the folder stick in Tile view very long if set back?
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30 May 2013   #9
ddd990

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Does the folder stick in Tile view very long if set back?
Time will tell I've set it back and now it opens in tile mode each time again. I'll come back next time it fails to open in tile mode.

edit: It stays in tile mode for a few days. Good enough.
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