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

18 Aug 2013   #1
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 
Change Folder View Setting from Global to Individual Folder

When I'm in a folder and changes the folder view from, say, List to Extra Large Icons, the folder view changes for all the folders on my computer, which is a royal PITA. Is there any way to change the folder view only in the folder I'm in at the time and leave the setting for the other folders as is? Example: have picture folders set for Extra Large Icons and some document folders set for List and others, Details.


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18 Aug 2013   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

If this doesn't help I'm not sure what will outside some third party app,
Folder View - Apply to Folders
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18 Aug 2013   #3
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

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18 Aug 2013   #4
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
I've made a note of that for future use but it doesn't address the Folder View issue. Thanks, though.
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18 Aug 2013   #5
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
If this doesn't help I'm not sure what will outside some third party app,
Folder View - Apply to Folders
I'm doing something wrong or I'm being denser than usual but I can't find any of the screens shown it the tutorial and the one linked in there on my computer. Maybe something will click tomorrow.
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18 Aug 2013   #6
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Jeannie,

You are correct that changing a folder view in one folder should only change it in that specific folder, and not all of them unless you used "Apply to Folders" to do so.

You might see if resetting folder views back to default may be able to clear this up for you.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps.
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18 Aug 2013   #7
OvenMaster

Win7 Pro 32bit; Zorin OS 9 Core (in VM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OvenMaster View Post
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.
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19 Aug 2013   #8
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

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

You are correct that changing a folder view in one folder should only change it in that specific folder, and not all of them unless you used "Apply to Folders" to do so.

You might see if resetting folder views back to default may be able to clear this up for you.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps.
All I can tell it did was to scramble and resize my desktop shortcuts. I had to reorganize and resize them back to where they were.
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19 Aug 2013   #9
Lady Fitzgerald

Win 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lady Fitzgerald View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
If this doesn't help I'm not sure what will outside some third party app,
Folder View - Apply to Folders
I'm doing something wrong or I'm being denser than usual but I can't find any of the screens shown it the tutorial and the one linked in there on my computer. Maybe something will click tomorrow.
Nothing's clicking. I can't follow the tutorial because I'm not getting the screen selections shown in the tutorials.
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19 Aug 2013   #10
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It sounds like you may not have opened Folder Options from within that specific window, and opened it from another location instead.
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