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Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

How to Set a Default Folder View for All Folders in Windows 7
Published by Brink
23 Nov 2009
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How to Set a Default Folder View for All Folders in Windows 7


information   Information
This will show you how to set a default folder view setting for all Windows Explorer folders to open with in Windows 7.

Note   Note
This will not affect the folder view settings in libraries and library folders, the small File -> "Save as", "Open" common dialog type windows, or a window's default size and position.





Here's How:
1. Set a default folder template that you want to have all Windows Explorer folders to use.
NOTE: You can choose between having General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, or Video as the default folder template for all folders.

2. When finished, apply the folder view to all folders.
Tip   Tip
If you wish to undo this and restore the folder view settings back to their default settings later, then this tutorial can show you how to: How to Reset All Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 7

That's it,
Shawn








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16 Jul 2012   #1
laqa

Windows 7 Professional 32 bits
 
 

Solved, thanks a lot.

Luis.

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16 Jul 2012   #2
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

You're most welcome Luis.
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30 Aug 2012   #3
mitchell65

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

I'm trying to do tha e same thing but there is no "Customise" tag available. See here:
Name:  sample pics.PNG
Views: 10595
Size:  11.5 KB

I have tried it with "Take Ownership" and logged into the Win 7 Default Administrator Account but no go.
Can you hlp please, no rush, it hardly rates as urgent.
EDIT: Slapped wrist time for me again!!!! Have just read that you can't set the customise in Liraries view!!! Sorry


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30 Aug 2012   #4
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

No problem John. Glad you got it sorted though.
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06 Feb 2014   #5
andalou

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit
 
 

But it doesn't work for "Network Location." I set a default folder
template to a Network Location using
All_Folders_Use_General_Items_Folder_Template.bat, and no matter to what
subfolder I go, it doesn't inherit the folder view I previously set.

It worked with Windows XP, but from Windows Vista on, not anymore :-(
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Feb 2014   #6
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Unfortunately, you'll need to manually set the folder view for the Network shell folder and network locations.
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