EXplorer settings

Posted on 2013-10-21
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Last Modified: 2013-10-21
i would like to have for Explorer  - in  all folders on the C: drive the same settings , like this :
Name - Size,  type
like thise
is this possible - and if yes, How?
Question by:nobus
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John Hurst earned 2000 total points
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You can set up a view in Windows Explorer that suits you. Then go to Folder Options and in the View tab, click the button that says Apply To Folders. I do this for a top level folder so that the view carries down.

Window Explorer will not reset everything to this view but it gets about 90%.

If you want a very good classical Explorer tool, get xPlorer2 Pro from zabkat.com. That is what I use.

.. Thinkpads_User
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Thinkpads user, tx for your reply,
>>  , click the button that says Apply To Folders  <<  that is grayed out for library

also - i asked FOR ALL folders on the C: drive - so i can do it in one operation, not having it to do for different libraries, and whatevers MS fixes us up with
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by:John Hurst
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First, I think the Apply to Folders only starts at Computer. So I have done that (I always do) and most everything comes up as Details because that is the way I want it.

Second, Users is part of Computer, so navigating down to Users and below keeps my detailed settings.

So then back to Libraries - the top level Libraries does not honour this setting. That is why I said 90% because I don't think you can set Libraries along with Computer settings. I have not been able to.

xPlorer2 displays Libraries like my other folders. That is one reason why I use it.

I think that is about all you can do with native Windows Explorer in Windows 7. Microsoft improved Windows Explorer in Windows 8. If looks more like you want.

... Thinkpads_User
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Ok  - your post above is correct
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by:John Hurst
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@nobus - Thank you very much and I was happy to help.

I see a lot of your posts here and I think you might be happy with xPlorer2 Pro. It is cheap and you can set it up very flexibly and save all the settings in a file to restore your setup. It is just a very good tool.

... Thinkpads_User

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