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Windows 7: Searches in folder with general format - results in music format

25 Apr 2014   #1
IAMIS

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Searches in folder with general format - results in music format

Can you control the folder format that your search results opens with?
My work computer keeps reverting to music format when I want the general format. I don't need to know contributing artist of my solid modeling files.


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25 Apr 2014   #2
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

You should be able to customize any folder.


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26 Apr 2014   #3
OppfinnarJocke

Win 7
 
 

Yes, this is a nuisance. Customizing the folder display does not work in W7 as it should. And never has worked, at least not for me: Folder thinks it is a music folder... how do I change that?

I simply had to learn to live with it...
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28 Apr 2014   #4
IAMIS

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
You should be able to customize any folder.
I know I can customize folders but customizing them does not change the way search results are displayed. I can make a folder customized to "general" style but searches still show as "music" style.
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28 Apr 2014   #5
IAMIS

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by OppfinnarJocke View Post
Yes, this is a nuisance. Customizing the folder display does not work in W7 as it should. And never has worked, at least not for me: Folder thinks it is a music folder... how do I change that?

I simply had to learn to live with it...
Ugh. Searches are a critical and frequent necessity in my job for finding CAD files. I hope someone has stumbled upon a solution.
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29 Apr 2014   #6
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

It always worked fine for me.....Make sure you are actually opening the folders properties, and not on the libraries.

You can also expand items to search in windows 7, or try rebuilding the index.

Multiple tutorials below:

Search - Find More with Filters and Operators

Search Options - Change or Restore

Windows Search - Configure and Use

Search - Have More Accurate Search Results

Index - Rebuild

Index Locations - Add or Remove

Index - Add or Remove File Types
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29 Apr 2014   #7
IAMIS

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Thanks.
I'll look into them.
If nothing else it should be educational.
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