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06 Dec 2009   #1
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 
Windows Explorer

In Windows Explorer (XP) we use to be able to choose for instance, “view in list mode” and then go to folder options and “Apply to all Folders”… That was cool as I like all folders displayed in list mode as the default.

I can’t find that function in Win 7. I open a folder, choose list view and <F5> to save the setting and they stick for that folder. But it doesn’t apply the same view settings to sub-folders.

Is there anyway to set list as the default for all?

Thanks-


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06 Dec 2009   #2
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Go to Control Panel > Folder options, click the View and select Apply to all Folders.
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06 Dec 2009   #3
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
Go to Control Panel > Folder options, click the View and select Apply to all Folders.
Choosing list view is not an option there...
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06 Dec 2009   #4
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

On the right-click context menu, it says View > List
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06 Dec 2009   #5
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
On the right-click context menu, it says View > List
I understand that but I'm trying to avoid doing this to every folder I open, I trying to find a way to set it as default for all...
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06 Dec 2009   #6
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

That;s why suggested to Apply to all folders after you have selected List view

The special folder such as Documents, Picture, etc have their own default setting
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06 Dec 2009   #7
RogerR

 
 

Navigate to a folder. Select list view. Then Tools > Folder Options > View Tab ... Apply to All Folders
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06 Dec 2009   #8
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by RogerR View Post
Navigate to a folder. Select list view. Then Tools > Folder Options > View Tab ... Apply to All Folders
That's fine for XP but in Win7 there is no Tools - Folder Options - Apply...
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06 Dec 2009   #9
win7clutz

Windows 7 Ultimate (64)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by reghakr View Post
That;s why suggested to Apply to all folders after you have selected List view

The special folder such as Documents, Picture, etc have their own default setting
Thanks reghakr, folders like my docs, Pictures, Music and so on I could default them all to list. I'll keep playing around with it...
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06 Dec 2009   #10
reghakr

Windows 7 Pro & Vista Home Premium
 
 

Go to Control Panel > Folder Options, click the View tab and check always show menus.
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