Windows Explorer Set Defaults For Columns?

  1. Posts : 30
    Windows 7

    Windows Explorer Set Defaults For Columns?

    In Windows Explorer in Windows 7 I like to use the Details view. I have set of columns/headings that I prefer to use. The problem is I would like to set these columns up and have them be the default for every folder I open. As it is now every folder I open I have to customize the columns again. They stay for that folder but every new folder requires me to customize. Is there a default option so that I can set what I want and have it apply to every folder?

    I just installed Windows 7 a few days ago. Prior to this I had XP on the machine that 7 is now on. I did not use Explorer in XP I used a different file manager. I did this mainly for the split view. Now that 7 as the snap feature getting two panes is easy with Explorer so I am going to give it a try for a while. Thanks.
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  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hello Anomaly, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    After you have the folder views and columns set how you like them for that folder, you could do either one of the tutorials below to set it for other folders.

    For all folders:
    Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

    For all folders only with the same folder template as the original

    Folder View - Apply to Folders

    Hope this helps,
    Last edited by Brink; 09 Jun 2014 at 02:28. Reason: fixed link
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  3. Posts : 30
    Windows 7
    Thread Starter

    Thank You thats what I was looking for.
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  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    You're most welcome Anomaly. :)
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    Windows 7 Enterprise SP1

    This is how forums are meant to work, people.
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    Windows 10 Home x64

    Welcome to Seven Forums hi11i3r. That's how Brink rolls

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  7. Posts : 11
    Windows 7 64 bits

    It does not work. It does not set the columns order for all folders existing and all new folders created.

    Any idea how to do this ?

    Thanks a lot.
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  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro

    Hello buythiscomputer, :)

    Did you do all the steps in the tutorial below? If so, which folders are not affected?

    Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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