Viewing Folders in Details Mode - My Documents/Downloads

  1. Posts : 294
    Win 7 Pro 64

    Viewing Folders in Details Mode - My Documents/Downloads

    I'm not sure how this happened, or just what the proper vocabulary really is, but here's my problem.

    I very carefully direct and downloaded files to a subfolder (DownloadsTempMD) under My Documents on a Data drive.

    I'd really very much prefer to be able to sort downloaded files by name, date, the usual Details format.

    For some reason Windows 7 Professional x64 has elected to conclude that anything I download must be for my entertainment, ergo it must be sorted by Title, Contributing Artists, Album. This may be a great boon to some, but it is a PITA to me. If I've downloaded an installation file, I want the most recent file at the top of the display where I can find it.

    Is there a way to turn off this 'feature' that reminds my way too much of 'Clippy.'


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  2. Posts : 72,283
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations

    Hello Baumgrenze,

    If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders with the "General Items" folder template and "Details" view.

    Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

    Hope this helps, :)
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