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Windows 7: how to set defaults

18 Jan 2010   #1

how to set defaults

i would like to set a default VIEW for different types of files when i open a folder in windows explorer.

the view i want is LIST.
i know i can change a folders view and all sub folders using the properties and customization tab in a folder BUT, the view LIST never appears. it is always DETAILS.

i was sure there was a way to say ALL MOVIES should open as thumbnails and ALL MUSIC opens as LARGE THUMBNAILS and so on.

any help?
thanks in advance!

My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #2

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This may help:

Menu Bar - Turn On or Off
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #3


thanks, but i fail to see how that link will help me set the default of a folder to LIST or the other issue i asked about.
and yes, i did read the topic u linked to.
My System SpecsSystem Spec

18 Jan 2010   #4

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Use views.

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My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #5


r u kidding me? do u think someone with the PC specs i have would not know how to do that? c'mon dude
anyway, thanks for your response but yes, i know how to manually change the current view into LIST but that is not at all what i asked.

everytime i open a folder i would have to change the view manually. i'm asking if its possible to set this somewhere so it is ALWAYS in LIST?
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #6

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Win 10 Pro x64

How about either one of these tutorials,
Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders[2]=File Folder Settings
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #7

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello LiquidMonkey,

In addition, this will show you how to apply a folder view to all folders with the same folder template.

Hope this helps,
My System SpecsSystem Spec
18 Jan 2010   #8


thanks for those links, it works.

although i thought there would be a spot that says something like, 'choose a default view for picture file types' and so on for each file type, but i guess not.

anyway, problem solved, i just set EVERY folder in each hard drive to LIST. thanks!
My System SpecsSystem Spec

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