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How can I set preferences for all directory windows at once?

I would like to establish my preferences once and have it apply to all directory/file menus.  i.e. I would like to have all menus show files in the details view and sort by type.

Is there a way to set the default and make exceptions to it?


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mjwAuthor Commented:
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There are a couple things you could do.
Double click My Computer and click the View on the top bar. Click the Folder Options. On the General tab there is three options, Web Style, Classic Style and Custom.
If you choose Custom and click the settings button you can experiment with the settings you want.
Also back at Double click My Computer and click the View on the top bar. There are options there for icons, details. The details option does what you are saying.
You need to do the following :-

(1) Double Click on My Computer, or start Windows Explorer from the Start Menu under Programs.

(2) Click on View in Menu, then Folder Options

(3) Adjust your folder to the way you like it.

(4) Click on button at top 'Make all folders like current' and this will affect all folders opened after that.
That is an incomplete answer. After step 2 you can't do step 3. That would have to be done from within a folder already opened and step 2 doesn't open a folder. It also would not allow for the
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