Change Windows Explorer Default Headings

Posted on 2011-10-26
Last Modified: 2012-05-12
Is there a way to change the default headings that come up each time you open Windows Explorer?  

For example, my default headings are:  Name,Size, Type and Date Modified.  If I want to add a heading, I right-click on the heading bar and place a checkmark next to the new heading that I want to see.  It applies only to the folder in view.  Is there a way to have the default view for all folders contain the new heading that I want?
Question by:smullen0222
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    This question will occasionally arise.  Essentially, you can adjust the columns as you wish and then use the Apply to Folders button to duplicate your settings to all folders.  Here is essentially the same question on the Microsoft forums:

    How to adjust the default column displays in Windows Explorer Screens
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    One caveat to keep in mind:  if you use the Apply to Folder option to duplicate your settings throughout, it will also duplicate your current View settings.  In other words, if your baseline folder is set to the Details view and you duplicate your settings, once you navigate to your Pictures folder it will also default to Details and you would need to manually set it back to the standard Large Icons view.

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    Perfect!  Thank you.
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    You're welcome... glad to help!

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