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Windows 7: Folder Template - Change

30 Nov 2009   #20

Windows 7

Thanks for information....,
try it...

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30 Nov 2009   #21

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Arissetiadi, and welcome to Seven Forums.
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18 Dec 2009   #22

Windows 7 Home Premium

I have a bit more of a complicated issue. My Windows 7 install doesn't seem to properly display my "Contacts" folder as being for contacts. I.e. I do not have the additional contact-specific options like "Import / Export" etc on my toolbar. There are plenty of solutions out there for Vista to correct this, where one needs only "Customize this folder", select "Contacts" from the list, and you're done. However, this is not available for Windows 7... If you can figure out a solution to this issue, that would be great. I am computer savvy, and still I actually tried contacting Microsoft technical support via a chat session and let him remote desktop to see what he could do, but he couldn't figure it out either (for a good hour and with consultation with other tech support people), and he had to mark the issue as "unresolved".

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18 Dec 2009   #23

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Supe, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Yeah, I'm not sure why they removed that option in the Contacts folder either. Resetting all folder view settings back to default may be able to reset that back as well for you though.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps,
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19 Dec 2009   #24

Windows 7 Home Premium

It worked like a charm, thanks! Hopefully this helps some other people, as there isn't a lot of visibility for trying to fix a contacts folder for Windows 7 -a Google search shows it all is for Vista, which isn't applicable in this case! Maybe Microsoft tech support will stumble across this so they themselves can fix the problem...
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19 Dec 2009   #25

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're welcome Supe.
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12 Jul 2010   #26

Windows 7 Enterprise (x64)

Thanks Brink for another great tutorial, for some reason i was missing the menu taskbar in my folders , perhaps another one of Win 7 strange defaults , but once i restored that , it went well and it keeps the new settings even after renaming or moving a folder. This was the last costomization to do. i now feel i have the perfect OS. i'm gonna do a backup of that on DVDs before i install any programs. my bare bone OS is 25.2GB

your forum and support made the difference between fuillure and success
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12 Jul 2010   #27

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome BlueDove. Thank you.
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29 Nov 2010   #28

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
Customize this folder missing

I only see Choose Details? I want to be able to type the first few characters of a folder when I open up My Documents. At present when I type characters, Explorer jumps to files instead of folders. I want it to look for folder names before searching files.
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29 Nov 2010   #29

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Nabilalk,

What is the folder location that does not have the Customize this folder option as described in step 2 and step 3?
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