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Windows 7: How do I keep the Folder as Tile and files in it as Detail?

09 Sep 2015   #1
iamc3k

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 
How do I keep the Folder as Tile and files in it as Detail?

Folks,

I am confused. I want my Folders to be Tiles, and the files inside those folders to be viewed as Details. In one of my W7 machines, that's how it is. In another, whatever change I make to the folder view takes effect on the files, and vice versa.

This is what I want for the folders:



and inside it I want:




INSTEAD, if I have the folders as tiles, I get:




Well, if I change the view to this:



then the folders look like this:





How do I get each view to "stick" when I select it for that folder/file view? (This is one of those screaming in the night Windows issues. One machine does it with no intervention. It just works. The other machine does not, nor can I find any option or menu function to do so.)

Thanks,
Ken


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09 Sep 2015   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

The area in the registry keys where Windows tries to keep track of these settings can fill up and/or get messed up.

The easiest solution is to remove those registry keys via these steps:
Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

If you have a lot of objects (icons-shortcuts, files, folders) on your desktop and if those objects are arranged (as opposed to all being on the left), then carefully read the notes before doing those steps.

After the reset, set each folder with files to the Details view.


The first time that you open a folder, some info about that folder goes into those registry keys. If you rename or move a folder, the old info stays in those registry keys and more info is written to those keys for the new folder name/location. In the Details view, the width of each column is stored in those keys for each folder. It gets messy after years of use. There is a limit. Windows (file) Explorer gets flaky once the limit is reached.
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09 Sep 2015   #3
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by UsernameIssues View Post
The area in the registry keys where Windows tries to keep track of these settings can fill up and/or get messed up.

The easiest solution is to remove those registry keys via these steps:
Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

If you have a lot of objects (icons-shortcuts, files, folders) on your desktop and if those objects are arranged (as opposed to all being on the left), then carefully read the notes before doing those steps.

After the reset, set each folder with files to the Details view.


The first time that you open a folder, some info about that folder goes into these registry keys. If you rename a folder, the old info stays in those registry keys and more info is written to those keys for the new folder name. If you move a folder, new info is written to those keys. In the Details view, the width of each column is stored in those keys for each folder. It gets messy after years of use.
Doesn't a given Library have a single view setting for all of its content?
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