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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Columns - Change Width


09 Aug 2010   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Windows Explorer Columns - Change Width

How to Change the Width of Columns in Windows Explorer

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20 Dec 2011   #10
rltomkinson

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

No, it's not a library.

Let's say I open up the Documents folder. I reset all of the column widths to fit. I then go to one of the sub folders, in this case "AutoCAD files". All of the column widths are the same as Documents folder that I just left. I reset them to fit. Now, if I go back to the Documents folder, instead of being set to fit the way I left them, they are all sized the same as the sub folder I just left and I need to resize them again. This is REALLY frustrating. I did not have this issue in XP.


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20 Dec 2011   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Try resetting all folder views back to default to see if that may help afterwards.
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20 Dec 2011   #12
rltomkinson

Windows 7, 64 bit
 
 

That didn't work. Apparently I was wrong about being in a library. It appears ALL folders and files in Documents are part of a library. I tried to remove them from the library and it appears they were deleted completely. Is there a way to get them back?

Nevermind, I figured it out. now they aren't part of a library, the column width seems to be working properly. Thanks for the quick responses and the help.
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20 Dec 2011   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

That's great news rltomkinson. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted.
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01 Aug 2014   #14
dhinged

Windows 7
 
 

While this maximizes the columns to the longest value of each column, it still doesn't maximize the entire column collection to the full width of the window like an HTML table does set to 100% (there's tons of empty space on the right). If a browser can do it, Windows should be able to do it.
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