Making "Date Created" a default column in CD/DVD drives

Running Windows 7, I've set all my NTFS folders to display the "Date Created" column, along with other file & folder details.  I haven't determined how to accomplish that with CD/DVD drives.  If I set that feature, and navigate to another window within the CD or DVD drive, the "Date Created" column is lost.  Returning to the original window view, that column is no longer visible.  Is this by design, or is there a way to set "Date Created" as a default column to display?
ddantesAsked:
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
I just tried it here and could not get it to stick. You would think that selecting Tools>Folder Options>View, then clicking the [Apply to Folders] button would work, but it doesn't! As soon as you navigate away from the current folder, it loses the [Date created] column...but only on the optical drive...keeps it fine on the hard drive and even on removable media, like SD and CF cards. Very weird! I'd call it a bug, but I'm sure our friends at MS will call it a feature. Thankfully, there are third-party products like Total Commander. Regards, Joe
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Lior KarasentiCommented:
You can try to apply the view setting you just changed to similar folders

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials/11356-folder-view-apply-folders.html
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
Hi David,
I assume you're talking about Windows Explorer, and if so, I cannot explain why it loses the "Date Created" column for CD/DVD drives when you navigate to another window and then return. I don't use Windows Explorer much, so I can't help with you that. But I know that you have Total Commander and you can do it easily with TC by creating custom columns. Here's a screenshot of it:
Modified and Created dates in Total CommanderIt keeps the columns when you navigate the CD/DVD or when you go away from the CD/DVD and come back or whatever...it keeps the custom columns all the time. You set up the custom columns via:

Configuration
Options
Display
Custom Columns

If you'd like me to walk you through the Custom Columns dialog, let me know. Regards, Joe
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you to both Experts.  If there is a solution to make Explorer retain a default column display, I'd prefer that.  Let's leave the question open a little while.  The TC option would be an acceptable second choice.
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ddantesAuthor Commented:
Thank you for testing to reproduce the issue.
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Joe Winograd, Fellow&MVEDeveloperCommented:
You're welcome. That's a strange one.
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