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Windows 7: I Do Not Understand (or like) Windows 7 Folder View Behavior

31 May 2014   #21
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

iron7,

A library is not the same as a folder and will use the same folder view for all included folders in the library no matter which folder the view was set in.

If you want individual folder views, then you would need to open the folder from the source location (ex: "C:\Users\UserName\Documents") instead of from say the Documents library.


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01 Jun 2014   #22
iron7

7 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
iron7,

A library is not the same as a folder and will use the same folder view for all included folders in the library no matter which folder the view was set in.

If you want individual folder views, then you would need to open the folder from the source location (ex: "C:\Users\UserName\Documents") instead of from say the Documents library.
Thanks. Still unexplained however is why the top libraries folder (the one containing icons for document, music, and video libraries) keeps changing view.

Also, as previously mentioned the issue with changing views is also happening with my user folder. So I am still wanting to find out an answer to my question:

So if one does not select the option to apply view settings to all similar folders (i.e. general items, pics, etc) will view behavior be more like XP, where any folder view could be set individually and it would not go changing itself around according to certain rule sets?
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01 Jun 2014   #23
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

You should probably clear things out and start over with your view settings.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

The area where this info is kept just goes crazy from time to time.
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02 Jun 2014   #24
iron7

7 64
 
 

Thanks. I'm still unclear how 7 operates regarding folder views though.

I guess we could say XP operated with individual folder views, which I prefer.

Is there any way to get 7 to behave like XP?

I see the option in 7 to apply a folder view to all folders optimized for certain types of files (general, pics, music, etc). However, I'm still wondering if this template type of behavior is somehow automatically implemented in 7, or if it will only be implemented when the user selects the option for a folder view to be applied to all folders of that type (again: general items, pics, etc).
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02 Jun 2014   #25
andrew129260

Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Making 7 look and act more like XP:


Taskbar:

Right click the taskbar on a blank area. Choose properties. Under taskbar, choose use small icons. Under taskbar buttons, choose never combine. Click ok.

Bring quick launch back to windows 7:

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/975784


There are other ways to customize your pc. See here: Personalizing your computer - Microsoft Windows Help



Also read up on the help and support option in the start menu. It is actually quite good now and is great to get more information on windows 7 and all the new features. You can also read up on UAC and how it protects your pc.



You may also be interested in this:

(This option will cause a slight drop in performance-results may vary)

Convert to Windows XP Style
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02 Jun 2014   #26
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Folder Template Discovery

As far as I can work out if you set the view type to General template for all folders then disable Folder Template Auto Discovery you'll get similar results to XP.

Set all folders to General Items - Step 2 here:

Folder Template - Default

Then download and merge this reg file:

Folder Tempate Discovery Disable.reg

Then if you open any folder via Windows Explorer by navigating to the folder avoiding libraries you will always see folder properties as shown below:

I Do Not Understand (or like) Windows 7 Folder View Behavior-folder-properties.jpg

However if you navigate to folders via libraries then you will see a different view unless you customise your individual library views in the same way - in other words set the view template to General Items as shown below:

Right click the library in the left hand pane and choose view settings. Do the same for any other libraries. Suggest General Items.

I Do Not Understand (or like) Windows 7 Folder View Behavior-libraries.jpg

Then you should always see the following view for any type of folder:

Folder view when navigated to in explorer:

I Do Not Understand (or like) Windows 7 Folder View Behavior-folder-view.jpg

Folder view when navigated to in Libraries:

Notice the similarity!

I Do Not Understand (or like) Windows 7 Folder View Behavior-libraries-view.jpg


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02 Jun 2014   #27
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
Forgot to mention

Of course what you actually see is also governed by how you've set the details view in the top level directory as shown here:

So if you set the slider to "Small Icons" all folders in the directory will be affected.


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