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Windows 7: Set default column width without changing all folders to detail view

24 Sep 2014   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
Set default column width without changing all folders to detail view

There are several ways to change columns widths in detail view and hundreds of posts about making all folders keep that column width IF you make all folders open in detail view. Does anyone know of a way to save a default column width in detail view WITHOUT setting all folders to open in detail view?

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24 Sep 2014   #2

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.2 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

I'm not sure what you are asking.
Surely column width only applies in Details mode.

You can:
  1. Set all of the columns and their widths in Details mode
  2. Change to View to something else (e.g. Large Icons)
  3. Set your Folder Template

The Folder Template will remember the:
  • View
  • Chosen Columns and their widths
This means you can always "Sort by" or "Group by" the chosen columns without having to go into Details view.

I only use Details and Large Icons.
I'm not sure how the Tiles, List and Content views behave.
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 Set default column width without changing all folders to detail view

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