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Set Vista Default Folder View to Detailed View

Posted on 2007-11-17
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Repetitively I open windows folders in explorer etc and find them in icon mode or basic mode.

Is there a way to get all folders system wide to view in 'detail' view. I find for each folder I end up having to go click view, and then detailed. It's a pain in the butt.
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Set a folder as you want it in Windows Explorer, then hold down the Alt key as you press T, which will give you the Tools menu, select Folder Options, click on the View tab, then click the button Apply to Folders.  There will probably be a few specialized folders (such as Music, Pictures, etc.) which won't come up with detailed view unless you set them individually...
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