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Windows 7: How to set columns to a fixed width in Explorer

16 Nov 2013   #1
barend

Windows 7
 
 
How to set columns to a fixed width in Explorer

Hi all,

I find it irritating to have to set the column width (name, date etc.) wider for every folder I open.
I am always using the Explorer full screen.
Can this be achieved globally?

Thanks
Barend


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16 Nov 2013   #3
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Barend,

In addition, see the blue Note box at the top of the tutorial posted above for how.
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