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Windows 7: Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

08 Jun 2015   #30

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

It took me a bit, but I found where the position is stored in Registry Editor.

I have updated the downloadable .bat file in the tutorial to now also include resetting the position Windows Photo Viewer opens back to default as well.

Please try the updated .bat to see how it works for you now. :)

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08 Jun 2015   #31

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

Thank you very much.

It Worked, but I'm a little unsure about the positioning though, it equally spreads the position though the resolution on my monitor but not to the default it was originally at, that maybe because the resolution of my monitor or something else.

I mean it doesn't really matter, I'm just a little confused on that. Though I'm still very happy that now it's in the new .bat
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08 Jun 2015   #32

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

You're most welcome.

Yeah, the default will center Windows Photo Viewer opened like that on your main display.

If you like, you could position Windows Photo Viewer how you like, close it, and export the Viewer registry key below as a .reg file. This way you can always merge the .reg file to reset Windows Photo Viewer to that custom position. :)

HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows Photo Viewer\Viewer
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27 Nov 2015   #33

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello awesomegamer75, :)

Unfortunately, the width of the navigation pane and Task Manager are not affected by the .bat file.

Luckily, the width of the navigation pane is a global setting, so setting it one window will apply to all for your account.
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27 Nov 2015   #34

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Other than manually, not that I'm aware of yet.
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02 May 2016   #35

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THANKS! Looking for this for a month

I was having issues with my windows explorer settings. Each folder would open up with wacky settings and not remmeber my configuration. I tried so many fixes on the web going into tools folder options apply to all folders, but it did not remember. Resetting folders was no assistance as well.

This has saved me from reformatting my computer and wasting an entire day of my life.
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02 May 2016   #36

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

I'm glad it could help piggynuts. :)
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29 Mar 2017   #37


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30 Mar 2018   #38
Bruno Ibanes

Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

Can you make it work on Windows 10 Pro 64-bit?
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30 Mar 2018   #39

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Bruno, and welcome to Seven Forums. :)

Here you go:

Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10 Windows 10 Tutorials
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