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Windows 7: Viewing Folders in Details Mode - My Documents/Downloads

16 Jun 2014   #1

Win 7 Pro 64
Viewing Folders in Details Mode - My Documents/Downloads

I'm not sure how this happened, or just what the proper vocabulary really is, but here's my problem.

I very carefully direct and downloaded files to a subfolder (DownloadsTempMD) under My Documents on a Data drive.

I'd really very much prefer to be able to sort downloaded files by name, date, the usual Details format.

For some reason Windows 7 Professional x64 has elected to conclude that anything I download must be for my entertainment, ergo it must be sorted by Title, Contributing Artists, Album. This may be a great boon to some, but it is a PITA to me. If I've downloaded an installation file, I want the most recent file at the top of the display where I can find it.

Is there a way to turn off this 'feature' that reminds my way too much of 'Clippy.'



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16 Jun 2014   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Baumgrenze,

If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders with the "General Items" folder template and "Details" view.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
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