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Windows 7: How to "Remember view settings"

26 Dec 2009   #1

 
 
How to "Remember view settings"

How do I rember view settings in windows 7?

E.g I would like some folders to be viewed as list by default so everytime I go to that folder unless i specify it to be thumbnails it will be in list view

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26 Dec 2009   #2

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Right Click any blank space inside the target and choose view / choose the type.
OR
In top right of Windows Explorer you'll see a little box with a drop down, (More options) that gives view options as well.

Should just set it to what you want and Windows will remember it for that folder.

Unless Im mis-understanding what you mean. It should just restore that view every time you open the folder.

With one exception:
Lets say your Music folder is located at C:/My Music

If you set the list view in your library (or access it from Start menu), everytime you open the Music Library folder it will remember.

if However you go directly there:
My Computer/ C/ My Music ... you may have to set the view again going that way.

Dunno why ..
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27 Dec 2009   #3

 
 

thats the problem it doesnt remeber my settings when I right click and choose view...
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27 Dec 2009   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Marcus,

Is this in a Library folder? If so, it will not remember a folder view setting like this in them. Arrange by is only available in the Library folders. The arrange by options will vary depending on the folder template of the library folder. While all Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view. You can have separate "Arrange by" view settings in each folder in the library though.
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19 Sep 2010   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Marcus, Is this in a Library folder? If so, it will not remember a folder view setting like this in them. Arrange by is only available in the Library folders. The arrange by options will vary depending on the folder template of the library folder. While all Included Folders and subfolders in a library will always share the same folder view. You can have separate "Arrange by" view settings in each folder in the library though.
Brink, we went through this problem of individual folder settings not being saved with Vista and it was solved with Windows Explorer Folder View settings - Vista Forums .

Is there not a similar solution for Windows 7? I'm amazed Microsoft hasn't fixed this.

One explanation and the closest thing to a solution is at http://www.sevenforums.com/newreply.php?p=87455 , but I haven't tried it yet. What do you think?
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by stevecn70 View Post
The problem is the same as vista and XP usually. The BagMRU size isn't big enough to accomodate all the folders, When it runs out of space, it loses folder settings. The following registry file ups the MRU size to 20,000 folders:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00004e20
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19 Sep 2010   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cyberbiker,

So far I haven't seen many complaints about Windows 7 not remembering folder views for folders. Couuld you explain what problem you are having to see if something else may be behind it?


Resetting your folder views back to default will usually resolve most common issues with them though.


In Windows 7, the equivalent to that Vista tutorial is the one below. It allows for more customization.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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19 Sep 2010   #7
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

im havin a similar issue / the same, not sure, anyhow

When i enter here
C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Stardock\IconPackager\Icons\

Set the view i wish, close the folder / or go back, to here

C:\Users\Mike\Documents\

the view is the same as it was in
C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Stardock\IconPackager\Icons\

my guess is that it shouldn't be like that, i should be able to set individual settings for each folder, no matter where they are, Correct?
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19 Sep 2010   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello xTL,

Just to make sure, is this from inside a library? The library locations work differently. Included folders in a library share the same folder view no matter which folder it's set it.

The default folder view for the My Documents folder is "Details" with the "Documents" folder template. What did you set the C:\Users\Mike\Documents\Stardock\IconPackager\Icons folder view as?
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19 Sep 2010   #9
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

okey, thx Brink then it wont matter what i do, mabye i should ignore the libraries and put the icons somwhere els..
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19 Sep 2010   #10
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

xTL,

You could place or leave them in your C:\Users\Mike\My Documents folder, then use the tutorial below to change the My Documents button in the Start Menu to actually open to your user folder location instead of the library location. This way you can set the folder view how you like at the user folder location, and have a quick way to open it there.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries
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