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Windows 7: changing default folder view


09 Nov 2009   #1

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 
changing default folder view

How do you change the default folder view to be "List" for all folders? I set a few manually and when I go back the view to those folders the view has changed to "titles".

Is there a way to have "list" be the default view for my DVD drive as well?

Thanks
Artoo


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09 Nov 2009   #2

Win 8 Release candidate 8400
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by artoo View Post
How do you change the default folder view to be "List" for all folders? I set a few manually and when I go back the view to those folders the view has changed to "titles".

Is there a way to have "list" be the default view for my DVD drive as well?

Thanks
Artoo

It is in control panel>folders. see pic
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09 Nov 2009   #3
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Artoo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You can use the tutorial below to set "General Items" as the default folder template.

Folder Template - Default


Next, set the folder view in a folder window to use "lists", then use "Apply to folders". Since you set all folder templates to be "General Items", the "Apply to folders" will be applied to all folders on the computer.

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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11 Nov 2009   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate
 
 

I finally managed to get the view to be "List" for all my hard drives but have had problems getting my DVD drive to follow suit. DVD drive always defaults to "Details" for all the folders on the disc. When I change it to "list" and go to "Apply to all folder" in the View tab of the folder options it doesn't seem to keep when I change folders.

Any suggestions?
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11 Nov 2009   #5
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Artoo,

Unfortunately, removable media will not keep it's folder view settings.
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