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Windows 7: Folders optimized for music not documents - super annoying

09 May 2017   #1
jxm

XP Pro
 
 
Folders optimized for music not documents - super annoying

In windows explorer all of my directories are set to 'optimised for documents'. ie. when I look at the contents of a folder the columns are "name, date modified, type, size"

But when I open folders within various applications (ie. open / browse etc) the very same folders are show as 'optimised for music'. ie. when I look at the contents of a folder the columns are "name, date modified, type, size"name, #, title, contributing artist, album".

That is super annoying because none of these files are music files, and the most common thing I want to do is to sort the files by the "last modified" column, which obviously I can't if it's not there.

This occurs in browser based applications and even Excel. Any ideas how I get it to show the folder properly? Just to re-iterate, I can look at exactly the same folder in excel and explorer and they display with different columns.


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09 May 2017   #2
MourningStar

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jxm View Post
But when I open folders within various applications (ie. open / browse etc) the very same folders are show as 'optimised for music'. ie. when I look at the contents of a folder the columns are "name, date modified, type, size"name, #, title, contributing artist, album".
weird, on my machine, only the 'My Music' folder displays like this. I am wanting this type of display only when I am into the folder level where the actual music files are and not for any levels above.
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09 May 2017   #3
Callender

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

Try right clicking on Music Library then optimize for General Items.
Folders optimized for music not documents - super annoying-music.jpg
Then do the same for C:\Users\Username\Music (to include subfolders)
Folders optimized for music not documents - super annoying-music-2.jpg
Plus you might need to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery:
How to Set a Default Folder Template for All Folders in Windows 7


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09 May 2017   #4
RolandJS

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
 
 

I have the exact same problem; I'm going to follow the advice given here and report back.
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11 May 2017   #5
jxm

XP Pro
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Try right clicking on Music Library then optimize for General Items.
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Then do the same for C:\Users\Username\Music (to include subfolders)
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Not really sure how changing the music directory would affect how other folders are viewed from applications...?


Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Callender View Post
Plus you might need to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery:
How to Set a Default Folder Template for All Folders in Windows 7
But I tried this .BAT file and it appears to have fixed it. Thanks.
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11 May 2017   #6
Callender

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

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by jxm View Post
Not really sure how changing the music directory would affect how other folders are viewed from applications...?
I kind of misread your question. Anyway it's all about applying templates to folders and subfolders along with working out which folders are included in libraries. Anyway you fixed it.
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