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Windows 7: Change Folder View Setting from Global to Individual Folder

19 Aug 2013   #11
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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I've made a note of that for future use but it doesn't address the Folder View issue. Thanks, though.
It doesn't? I had the problem you mention about one view for all folders, but after I installed ShellFolderFix I was then able to have Details for one folder, Large Icons for another, etc, and the program saved the preferences, in addition to size, and position.
Ok. I did a quick search on the program to see just want it was and all I saw was that it allowed Win 7 to remember window size and location (which I thought might be especially handy once I get some more monitors). I'll have to try it later after I make a fresh image of my boot drive (yes, I'm a coward). Right now, my brain is AWOL after a bad night. My TMJ flared up for some reason which is odd because, other than the problem with folders (and that is nowhere near enough to trigger a flare up), there is nothing stressing me right now.


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19 Aug 2013   #12
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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It sounds like you may not have opened Folder Options from within that specific window, and opened it from another location instead.
How the heck do I open folder options from the window?
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19 Aug 2013   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Option Two or Option Three below from within that explorer window.

Folder Options - Open
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19 Aug 2013   #14
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Whoa! I think I may have found the problem. I've been accessing My Documents, My Pictures, etc. through the Library links in the Start Menu. On one of the wacky whims I occasionally get, I tried going into My Computer, clicking on the drive where My Documents and My Pictures are located, then clicking on them. Going in that way, the folder views are working correctly.

So...is the problem going through Libraries fixable, such as unscrewing a crewed up setting, (I find getting to My Documents, etc. through the Start Menu Library links to be the most convenient) or do I need to toss Plan A and come up with a Plan B (such as shortcuts on the Taskbar)?
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19 Aug 2013   #15
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Yeah, you'll need to do it from the actual folder (ex: "C:\User\(user-name)\Documents") and not from a library instead.

If you like, you could change the User folder buttons in the Start Menu to open to the actual user folders locations instead of the library location to help make it easier.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
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19 Aug 2013   #16
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Ok, before I do that, I should point out that my User folder is still on my C drive but I have My Documents, et al., on my E drive (I dragged them there when I first set up the machine). Will that mess up anything if I follow your tutorial?

Also, the more I think of it, the better the idea of putting shortcuts on the task bar or notification area sounds. I can create a shortcut in the Start Menu itself but that doesn't really gain much (and it doesn't leap out at me there). I can also create a shortcut on the desktop but I would have to minimize any windows in the way to get to it. When I try to drag a folder shortcut to the taskbar, I wind up with a Windows Explorer shortcut that takes me to Libraries. Yeesh! is it even possible to put a folder shortcut on the taskbar?
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19 Aug 2013   #17
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

No worries. The Start menu user buttons tutorial above uses the GUID references for your user folders, so it will open them no matter where you moved them to.

You could use any of the options in the tutorial below to pin a folder to the taskbar.

Taskbar - Pin or Unpin a Folder
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19 Aug 2013   #18
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

I went ahead and found your tutorial on how to put folder shortcuts on the taskbar. That will make getting to my document folders much easier now and the Folder View issue is now "fixed." Thanks, Shawn!

And thanks, Mike and Tom, for your help!

LOL! We cross posted, Shawn. I had already found the tutorial.
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19 Aug 2013   #19
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

LOL, that's great news.
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