In WinXP How can I permanently change folder VIEW settings from "Tile" to "List"?

Posted on 2006-04-13
Last Modified: 2011-10-03
I would like to permanently change all my new folder view settings to be in “List” mode. How can I change the folder view “default” setting to be “List” mode.

Currently, when I click on any NEW folder, it comes up in “Tiles” mode and I don’t know how to change it so that when I click on a NEW folder it comes up in "List" mode.

I do know about clicking “View” on the toolbar, then “List”.
Thanks, jkxx
Question by:jkxx
    LVL 33

    Accepted Solution

    After you have made it to List view.
    Do this from the explorer

    Tools -> Folder Options
    Click "View" tab
    Click "Apply to All Folders"
    Click OK
    LVL 4

    Assisted Solution

    get it how u like it then

    Tools > folder options > View > apply to all folders.

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