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Windows 7: Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

27 Dec 2014   #1
XenonKilla

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Registry Key for Folder View > Large Icons

I've got a little registry file that I run on all my new installs. One thing I been wanting to add to it is the ability to set the Folder View settings to "Large Icons" for "All Folders". The manual way to do this is...

- Open folder
- Right-Click > View > Large Icons
- Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to Folders

So basically I'm looking for the registry key that I can change to set this via reg file. I've tried digging around in HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU & Bags but it looks like those are for all folders. I'm looking for the one specific key/value that windows checks to determine what the folder view should be.

Thanks in advance!


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29 Dec 2014   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello XenonKilla,

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows
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01 Jan 2015   #3
XenonKilla

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

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

If you like, you could set your folder view settings to how you like, then use the tutorial to back up these settings as a .reg file that you can use to restore them in any user account.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows
Thanks for the reply,

Yes I actually ran across your thread the other day before I posted this thread. I tried using your backup script but unfortunately it doesn't work the same way in WinPE. I'm not concerned with backing up each and every folder's view, I simply want to find the registry setting which Windows checks to decide what the default folder view for each folder is. In this case I want mine to default to "Large Icons".
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01 Jan 2015   #4
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You won't be able to manually set it to use "large icons" in the registry.

If you like, you could use the method below to set all folders to use large icons.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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