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Windows 7: Setting Viewing Area For Opened Files

17 Nov 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
Setting Viewing Area For Opened Files


I open the reg. for my "C" drive. On the left it shows the file folders just fine. Then when I click on a folder I want to open, it displays the files that are stored within that folder on the right hand side. Not a problem there.

My problem is that when the files are displayed (right hand side), I always have to manually widen the area to display all the file information to show such things as the name, date size, etc.

I have looked for a setting that will permanently retain the new setting I made for the viewing area and want it to hold and apply to all my folders but no success.

Can someone please give me a path on how to permanently retain my adjusted wider area setting so that it is applied to each folder and I will not have to manually adjust it every time?


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17 Nov 2012   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello ve6tp,

You might see if using the tutorial below to apply your folde view settings to all folders may work for you.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps, :)
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17 Nov 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit

Hi Brink:

Thanks for taking the time to try and help me.

I'm my own worst enemy I guess as I caused my own trouble.

I had the "Preview Pane" turned on. Pretty stupid huh?

All is well now.

Thanks again.
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17 Nov 2012   #4

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Ah, ok. No worries. It happens to all of us. :)
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