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Windows 7: Set system wide folder display

25 Jun 2018   #11

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto
Still lost. I want to change the TEMPLATE itself!

This is all well and good but this is all that seems to appear in a search to edit the template.

I know how to apply a template view to folders. But so far I can only select those Microsoft decided I am permitted to have.

How can I actually edit the actual TEMPLATE that win7 uses to display folders so I can have the default folders OMIT details always, every time, unless I manually change a specific folder?

The offered registry hacks are useless on this. Those simply specify a template that is not what I want. If I can change the actual TEMPLATE and save it with the original name I'm thinking I can get the default for all including all new folders to just list the files without any details regardless of the file type.

Anyone...please this has bugged me to distraction for several years

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25 Jun 2018   #12

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto

Did that. But those are not set as default for all prior and future folders. I'm not certain that actually permanently alters that template so it will always look that way for all present and future folders. ( unless changed on individual basis )
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26 Jun 2018   #13

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18.3 MATE, W10 Home, #All 64 bit

Setting the appropriate views/details for a given Template and then using the "Apply to Folders" button should change the default Template of that type (e.g. Documents, General, etc.).

Remember that you have to click the "Reset Folders" button before trying to apply your new Template(s).

Also some folders can't be directly adjusted (no "Customize this folder" option in the Properties window).

You may need to disable "Auto-Folder Discovery".
I had to do that on my original W7 install or Templates didn't seem to stick.
[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]
There may be a corrupt file or Registry setting in your OS.
Have you tried running sfc?

Open the Command Prompt (Use the "Run as administrator" option in the context menu).
sfc /scannow
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker
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26 Jun 2018   #14

Wind7 64 x 3 | Win Vista 32 | Ubunto

Ok but still not getting what I am looking for.

Where is the ACTUAL template file stored and can I edit that file NOT how to customize existing template in a folder view? I know all that but Win7 is brain dead in regards to template customization the "traditional" way.
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26 Jun 2018   #15

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Just to note, does any of this below apply to what you're trying to change?

Note   Note
This will not affect the folder view settings in libraries and library folders, the small File -> "Save as", "Open" common dialog type windows, or a window's default size and position.

In addition, folder views for removable drives are not remembered.

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