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    Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

    Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

    How to Reset All Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 7
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    How to Reset All Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 7


       Information
    This will show you how to reset all folder view settings and navigation pane width back to default for all folders and libraries in all folder templates in Windows 7.

       Note
    The included folder view settings that will be set back to default will be all Group by, Sort by, Arrange by arrangement , Icon Size, or View arrangement settings. This will also reset all folder templates back to default unless you used "Apply to Folders" as below.

    If Apply to Folders was used to set folder views and templates, then this tutorial will not reset them to default since "Apply to Folders" makes what you set the new default. Instead, you will need to use Reset Folders to be able to reset each folder template back to default.

    Resetting all folder views to default will also auto arrange and align all icons on your desktop to the left side. If you have a lot of icons on your desktop and would wish to preserve their arrangement, then installing the 32-bit or 64-bit version of the free Desktop Restore program before doing this tutorial would be a good choice.

       Tip
    If you only wanted to reset the folder views settings back to default for all folders with the same folder template instead, then see How to Reset the Folder View Settings for All Folders with the Same Folder Template in Windows 7 instead of this tutorial.





    Here's How:


    1. Click on the Download button below to download the file below.
    Windows_7_Reset_All_Folders_To_Default_Folder_Views.bat


    Download

    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Close all opened explorer windows first, then run the bat file.

    4. If prompted, click on Run.
    NOTE: If you like, you can stop getting the Run prompt by unblocking the downloaded .bat file.

    5. You will now notice your screen flicker and a command prompt open as the explorer process is restarted.

    6. When it's finished, you will see the Computer window open.

    7. You can now delete the downloaded .bat file if you like.



    That's it,
    Shawn








  1. Posts : 1
    w
       #1

    Some additions


    Some additional trick for details/generic view see
    Last edited by Brink; 16 Nov 2010 at 09:08. Reason: link removed
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  2. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #2

    To have all folders with the Details View by default, you can use steps 10 to 20 with NotSpecified in the tutorial below. :)

    Windows Explorer Folder View settings - Vista Forums

    OR

    Set all folder templates to General Items in the tutorial below.

    Folder Template - Default
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  3. Posts : 49
    Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
       #3

    Thanks a lot for another great tutorial.
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  4. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #4

    You're most welcome need4steer. :)
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  5. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #5

    Thank you very much for such a useful tutorial! ^^
    I was just wondering if this resets the size of the folder window back to default as well.
    Please advise. Thanks! :)
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  6. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #6

    Hello Aveceux, and welcome to Seven Forums.

    Yes. It will reset all folder view settings back to default. :)
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  7. Posts : 4
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64
       #7

    Thank you for your prompt reply and warm welcome, Brink! :)
    Resetting the size of the folder window back to default is exactly what I need!
    Thanks again and have a nice day! ^^
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  8. Posts : 70,219
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro
    Thread Starter
       #8

    You're most welcome Aveceux. I'm happy to hear that you got it sorted. :)
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  9. Posts : 294
    Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
       #9

    Thanks Brink! This sure beats hunting down each reg key one by one.

    Ok I could've sworn I downloaded a file named 64-bit_Windows_7_Reset_All_Folders_To_Default_Folder_Views a few days ago but now I receive a error message when trying to download the same file, "Invalid Attachment specified. If you followed a valid link, please notify the administrator".

    The version I downloaded looks like this,

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]

    Your version, of course, has your signature in it. Does it merge the same as the one I downloaded a few days ago?

    I don't quite understand what you mean by, "This will not reset any changes made to the folder templates back to default though."

    Doesn't this reset all folder view settings back to default regardless of template?
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