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Windows 7: How Do I Change the Default 'Arrange By' view of My Documents?

04 Nov 2011   #1

Windows 7 Professional 32x
How Do I Change the Default 'Arrange By' view of My Documents?


I have searched the forum and found quite a few articles that seem similar to what I am trying to do, but not quite it.

I have a colleague who is having problems with documents being saved in 'My Documents' but which are then not visible. After consulting our external IT company, we were told it because the 'Arrange By' option in My Documents was set to 'Name' and it should be set to 'Folder'.

My colleague changed this and it solved the problem. However, every day it reverts to the default arrange by 'name' setting, and she has to manually change it to 'folder'.

How do I change the settings so that it arranges by 'folder' by default?

THank you for your assistance in advance.

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04 Nov 2011   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Steven, and welcome to Seven Forums.

All included folders in a library will share the same folder view that's applied to any one of them. The library should open to the same folder view that it had set for it when it was last closed.

Your colleague should be able to set "Arrange by" "Folder" in any one of the included folders in that library and close it, then be able to open that library to have all of the included folders with the same folder view.

You might check the items in the blue note box in OPTION THREE of the tutorial below to see if they may apply.

Hope this helps some,
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04 Nov 2011   #3

Windows 7 Professional 32x

Thanks for your help. My colleague says that this works throughout the day i.e. she sets it to arrange by folder in the morning, and it will be fine all day. However, when she shuts down and restarts the next day, it is back to arraning by "Name".
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04 Nov 2011   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Does she have any type of program (ex: Deep Freeze) that resets changes made to the system back to default once the user logs off or restarts the computer?

Is she part of a domain? If so, the domain may be resetting it.
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