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Windows 7: How to get rid of "folder types" (to make columns always the same)?

28 Jan 2014   #1
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
How to get rid of "folder types" (to make columns always the same)?

I set up my columns how I want them (Name, Date, Size and Type) and "Apply To Folders", but it only applies these settings to "folders of this type", not all columns.

How I can make columns the same in all folders?

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28 Jan 2014   #2

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Turn off folder template discovery and reset all folders to General Items as shown in Brink's tutorial.

Folder Template - Default
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29 Jan 2014   #3
Marty McFly

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Wonderful! Thank you :)

It's a shame that Windows users must download and run a custom bat file just to get Windows to behave in a "normal and logical" fashion, treating all folder the same regardless of what is in them.
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 How to get rid of "folder types" (to make columns always the same)?

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