Windows 7 Forums

Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

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

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

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

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Windows Explorer Columns - Change Width
How to Change the Width of Columns in Windows Explorer This will show you how to change the width of columns that display details about files in a folder in Windows Explorer. You will need to have the folder in Windows Explorer displayed with Details view to have columns displayed. ...
Clicking on files move the columns in the folder...
Hi, I have this annoyng thing that i'm not able to change in windows 7 : when i browse a folder (i have the list visualization) if i have many files what happens when the folder is not enlarged (most of times) is that i see 2 colums of files. If i click on a file on the second column, that...
General Discussion
Can I add specifications to any file corresponding the folder columns?
Hello, I want to set up a foldertemplate with specific foldercolums like: - document-id - client-id - title - date - author - name - origin
Windows Live Mail - columns per folder
I use WLM for my imap email. Is there a way to have different columns viewed per folder (i.e. inbox, sent, trash, etc). I would like my inbox to show ONLY show the FROM column, without the TO column. I would like my sent box to show ONLY the TO column, without the FROM column. Etc.... ...
Browsers & Mail
Is it possible to choose which columns appear in folder view?
Hi, Is it possible to choose which columns appear in folder view? In my 'details' view, it always shows 'type' which i find redundant as i show file extensions. I know how to remove them temporarily, or 'for this folder', but i'd like to remove it for all folders i view with the details view....
General Discussion
Customizing folder columns (and getting them to stay that way)
Attached is a screenshot of a folder full of MP3 files (in this case, audiobooks) Windows 7 does recognize conveniently that this folder is a 'music' type folder, and changes the available Columns to represent that. Columns like Track number, and Album artist, etc. I have a large...

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 06:29.

Twitter Facebook Google+

Windows 7 Forums

Seven Forums Android App Seven Forums IOS App