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Windows 7: Folder columns change based on content

28 Jan 2010   #1

Folder columns change based on content

I am running win 7 and and I've noticed that the folder columns change based on the content of the folders. For example, when I'm looking at a folder with documents in it, I have the following columns:
Date Modified

When I go into a folder with mp3s:
Track number
Contributing artists

For pictures:
date modified

I'd like to have all folders have the same columns no matter what files are in it. I've tried using Tools->folder options->view-> apply to folders button, but it does not fix the issue. Any way to change it for all folders?

My System SpecsSystem Spec

28 Jan 2010   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise

Hello Bandit, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This can help show you how to set a default folder view to be used in all folders in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 Folder columns change based on content

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