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Windows 7: How to setup default View in WinExplorer from Media--->General?

31 Jan 2019   #1
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 
How to setup default View in WinExplorer from Media--->General?

At first I connect a SmartPhone through USB cable to my WinDesktop computer and open a directory on this SmartPhone in my local Windows Explorer.

The default view is (presumably) "Media View".
Right side of WinExplorer shows columns like Artist, Track number, Type" although I am browsing a pure data file directory on the SmartPhone.
On the other side I miss the column like "Last Modified date".

What I want to achieve is that the default view ion the right side of WinExplorer is exactly like for all the other directories on my Win7 system: "General View".

Ok I could manually customize all the columns according to my preferences. But at next connect it is the initial "Media View" again.

This is unnecessary and annoying.

WinExplorer seems to identify the SmartPhone always as media.

How can I enforce the "General View" for SmartPhones as default view for the future?

As a workaround: How can I assign the current "General View" columns/settings completely to "Media View" settings without adjusting it all manually?
Is there a registry key for the View setups which can be copied?

Peter


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31 Jan 2019   #2
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

In Control Panel, AutoPlay, Devices, it should show your phone. Try setting the action to "open device to view files with Windows Explorer."

Does that help?
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01 Feb 2019   #3
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

@wither2:

Thank you for the suggestion, but my SmartPhone is NOT listed in section "Devices". So I cannot adjust settings.

How can I manually (?) add my Smartphone resp. let WinExpl auto-detect it successfully?

I can access content (=files) of SmartPhone through USB connection. So its visible in general
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01 Feb 2019   #4
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I see one blog where a person said that Picassa was interfering in that regard.

Also, if you run regedit.exe and go here-

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Does the value for Nodrivetypeautorun end in 91 (145)?
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04 Feb 2019   #5
pstein

win7pro 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by wither 2 View Post
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer

Does the value for Nodrivetypeautorun end in 91 (145)?
No, the value here is:

0x000000DD (221)
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04 Feb 2019   #6
wither 2

Windows 7 Pro SP1 64 bit
 
 

I would first save either the Key or the registry and try changing the ending from DD (221) to 91 (145).
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