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Windows 7: How to "Remember view settings"

19 Sep 2010   #11
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thx Brink, i'll try that


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20 Sep 2010   #12
cyberbiker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Hello Cyberbiker...Couuld you explain what problem you are having to see if something else may be behind it?
Sure. Whenever I choose to change the View (Extra large, large, mwsium, small, details) or the sort order, it changes it for all folders on the computer. There doesn't seem to be a way to specify these and save them for individual folders.
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20 Sep 2010   #13
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Cyberbiker,

Is this only from within a library location? All included folders in a library will share the same folder view.

If not, then resetting folder views back to default should allow you to afterwards.
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20 Sep 2010   #14
Yanta

 

If I'm understanding the question correctly...

There are litterally thousands of complaints from users about this issue of not remembering folder view, size and location settings. Many of those are in these forums.

Someone here wrote a little program to address the problem. I personally went for WindowManager From desksoft. It has it's quirks, but works pretty well.

https://www.sevenforums.com/customiza...ions-size.html

Make Windows 7 remember window positions and size!

Remember Folders View
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21 Sep 2010   #15
cyberbiker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Cyberbiker, Is this only from within a library location? All included folders in a library will share the same folder view.

If not, then resetting folder views back to default should allow you to afterwards.
It does seem to be within all folders included in the Documents Library. An easy solution would be to remove the folders from the library, however, I do not have a choice for Exclude from Library when I right click on any of the folders in the Library, as instructed in the MS support guidance. There is a choice on all of them for Include in Library.
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21 Sep 2010   #16
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Cyberbiker,

Since this is in the Documents library, you could place your files in your actual C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder instead of from the library location. Next, to make it easier to open, you can change the Start Menu "Documents" button to open to your user folder location instead of the default library location. The user folder location will allow you to set you folder views how you like without affect other folders.

Start Menu User Folder Buttons - Open to Users Instead of Libraries


If you wanted to remove a included folder in the library, then this may be able to help.

Library - Remove a Included Folder
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22 Sep 2010   #17
cyberbiker

Windows 7 Home Premium 64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
Cyberbiker, Since this is in the Documents library, you could place your files in your actual C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents folder instead of from the library location. Next, to make it easier to open, you can change the Start Menu "Documents" button to open to your user folder location instead of the default library location...
From what help docs in MS support say, the Library does not contain documents and folders, it contains shortcuts to them.All my files are already in C:\Users\(user-name)\My Documents. However, the top level folders in My Documents also appear in the
Documents Library.

If I simply delete a top level folder from the Documents Library, it will nto delete it from My Documents. Is that your understanding?

It seems Microsoft would have made the role of Libraries clearer if the folder icons within them were shortcut icons instead of normal folder icons.
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01 Oct 2010   #18
xTL

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

well i managed to get my views as i want them thx again
took awhile tho
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01 Oct 2010   #19
Tinkerdog

Windows 7 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by xTL View Post
well i managed to get my views as i want them thx again
took awhile tho
How was this accomplished .... what steps were taken?

thanks!
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