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Windows 7: Folder Template - Default

08 Jul 2009   #9
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 
Folder Template - Default

How to Set a Default Folder Template for All Folders in Windows 7


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21 Oct 2009   #10
Zardoc

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Zardoc,

No need to create a separate tutorial. Adding the TIP box at the top should work just as well.
Be my guest Shawn.



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21 Oct 2009   #11
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by anykey View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
Brink I'm not sure if you have this, but if you want to add it to your tutorial, be my guest.

You can prevent Windows from sniffing folder contents and automatically assigning the folder type template

Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\shell]
"FolderType"="NotSpecified"
Cheers.

Ah this sounds like what I want.
I shall look forward to reading the tutorial.
esp to know what Windows (7) will do if you tell it to stop "automatically assigning the folder type template".

At the moment I simply cannot get Windows 7 to display docs in a folder of docs, photos in a folder of photos, and music in a folder of music.
Hello AnyKey,

You can read it in the yellow TIP box at the top of this tutorial.
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22 Oct 2009   #12
anykey

Dual boot XP Pro and Seven/7127
 
 

Brink, thanks for the tip, ha ha.
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22 Oct 2009   #13
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
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18 Nov 2009   #14
Berryman

Windows 7
 
 

Hey Brink.

Am I right in thinking that, in order to set it so that every folder opened in explorer will appear in the Details view, I'd have to download each of these individually?

I'd like my box set up so that, no matter it's contents, any folder opened will open in the Details view.
Ideally it'd do that regardless of whether I opened Computer or Explorer, but it's not really as issue as I generally only Win+E it.

This tutorial is what I need to follow, right?

Edit: Looking at it again, I'm not sure it is. Hmm...
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18 Nov 2009   #15
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Berryman,

Correct, you can do only step 2 for the "General Items" template for what you want.
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03 Dec 2009   #16
cocktailmunky

WIndows 7 Ultimate
 
 
Viewing PDF's and CBR/CBZ files

I have tons (thousands) of PDF and Comicbook CBR/CBZ files stored in a veritable tree of folders and need to be able to have all folders and subfolders default view in Extra Large icon. But only in certain folders, not all of my folders on my entire computer. How do I do this?
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03 Dec 2009   #17
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Cocktailmunky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I'm afraid that you would have to set them to be Extra Large Icons in each folder manually since you only want them in specific ones.

If you want to apply that to all folders that have a certain folder template (ex: Documents) instead, then you can use this to do so to help as well.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html
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24 Apr 2010   #18
Golden Arrow

windows 7
 
 

Anykey....
I had the same problem. I have my music folders with different mixed music in it. I have pictures files that I used to label all my music folders. With my new PC windows 7 64 bits. I can't change folder picture to what I want.
I tried the follow steps and it works.
1. Go to your folder that you want to change picture.
2. Right click and select "Properties"
3. Select "Customize" tab
4. Select "Change Icon"
5. Select an icon, any icon
6. Go to "Customize" tab.
7. Selec "Choose Pictures..." At this point you should be able to pick any picture that you want in your PC.
8. Select Open it or double clicks on the picture.
9. Go to "change Icon" and select "restore icon default"
10. You should have picture on you folder.
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05 Jun 2010   #19
Noels

PC, Windows 7 32 bit
 
 
Setting column size so it stays set

Hi Brink,

Lots of good info here, Sir. You've done a lot of work, and I'm sure everyone appreciates it. I know I do!

Maybe I'm in the wrong place, but I have a simple thing to learn - how can I keep a folder's size the way I set it (ie., "Size Column to Fit" or "Size All Columns To Fit"?) It seems I set the size and go away and when I return, the size of the column has gone back to what Windows 7 wants it to be, and I have to do the re-size thing again. Is there a way to "glue" the folder columns size after I set it?

I hope this isn't confusing...

Thanks, Noel
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