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Windows 7: Size all columns to fit

27 Oct 2011   #11

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You might see if running a sfc /scannow command may be able to help if it's a corrupted system file issue.

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29 Mar 2012   #12

Win 7 64 bit

If you are on my computer "you better not be !" then the folder options are greyed out as the computer is brainless and doesn't know what you are going to do next, So you cant set to all folders because you may have multiple hard drives,USB keys,External appliances,CD,DVD,Dongles,etc. So the only way I can figure out is you go in to the drive you want choose the longest file name you have on there and set the size,Then choose apply to all folders
You will be partly there..
Its not correct or how it should be and when you go back to desk top you will have to set that again for your preferences but that won't affect the drives that you have done.
Repeat for each of your hard drives, etc.
If you find a better way please let me know as it is a pain in the ass.
Regards Zolta0.
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29 Mar 2012   #13
lee griggs

Windows 7 Professional 64 bit

Thanks for the reply, but I just gave up on windows explorer.

I am now using Xplorer 2 and could not be happier :)
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27 Aug 2012   #14

windows 7

this is the answer you are looking for
Ok once you have the window open right mouse on the column select Size All Columns To Fit then with the control key held down close the window, now when you open that same window again it will already be sized to fit.
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26 May 2015   #15

Win 7 Pro 64-bit
sizing all Name column to fit

Instead of control-clicking Size ALL Columns to Fit, try control-clicking Size Column To Fit, having right-clicked on the Name column of course. This is usually the main column I want fully readable anyway and the OS doesn't have to deal with other column categories you have chosen to include in the Details view.
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