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Windows 7: File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window


File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window

How to Change the File and Folder View Arrangement in Windows 7 Explorer
Published by Brink
13 Feb 2009
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How to Change the File and Folder View Arrangement in Windows 7 Explorer

information   Information
When you open a folder or library in Windows 7, you can change how the files look in the window. This will show you how to change the file and folder view arrangements in that window to be arranged in a List, Details, Tiles, or Content view.

Note   Note
The Content view option shows some of the content from within the file.

All folders in a library share the same folder view. Any change made below in a library will automatically be applied to all folders in the library.


EXAMPLE: List, Details, Tiles, and Content arrangement view
NOTE: What you see in your window will also depend on what you have the folder template set as.
File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window-list.jpg

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window-details.jpg

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window-tiles.jpg

File and Folder Arrangement - Change in Windows Explorer Window-content.jpg

Here's How:
1. Open the Windows Explorer folder or library window that you wish to change the file and folder arrangement view of.

2. Click on the View menu bar item and select either the List, Details, Tiles, or Content option. (See screenshot below)
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3. Click on the Views toolbar button drop down arrow to select either the List, Details, Tiles, or Content option. (See screenshots below)
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4. Click on the left half of Views toolbar button to cycle through the different arrangement views until you have the arrangement you want. (See top screenshot above)

OR

5. Click on the Views toolbar button drop down arrow, then move the slider at the left up or down until you have the arrangement view you want. (See screenshots below step 3)
That's it,
Shawn




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11 Sep 2011   #1
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Hi brink,

There is an issue; It must be Tiles (in turkish dosemeler) but now it looking lıke that; (extended tiles)



I don't know how. Any idea?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
11 Sep 2011   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Nonpasaran,

What folder is this for, and what folder template does it have?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2011   #3
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

Hi again,

D:\ root, All folder and General Items selected
My System SpecsSystem Spec
12 Sep 2011   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Using the tutorial below to reset all folder views back to default may fix this for you.
Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default
How is the D: drive connected? Is it a synced (offline file)? Did you use any type of folder background patch?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #5
nonpasaran

vista
 
 

"Using the tutorial below to reset all folder views back to default may fix this for you.
Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default"

It worked Shawn

Thanks
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Sep 2011   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2013   #7
renatoboschin

windows 7
 
 
DETAIL PANE

Hello community
this is one of the best websites ever. thank you very much
pls consider, that am a pure user and therefore I sometime fail to understand all the explanations.
what am looking for is how to change the appearance of a window;
when opened, the first column is "date modified" and so fort.
my WISH is to have the sequence of the rows according to my likeness.
e.g. file format, followed by size etc

this choice I would like to appear in all windows, no matter from where I open folders.
I thank the community and greet all of you
renato
My System SpecsSystem Spec
13 Apr 2013   #8
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Renato, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You could use the tutorial below to set a default folder view all folders.

For what you wanted, you would use a "General Items" folder template, use "Details" view, add and "drag and drop" the columns to how you like in step 1. Afterwards, do step 2 to apply it to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn
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