Consitency in Windows Explorer

Posted on 2014-09-01
Last Modified: 2014-09-01
The example below is what I'd like to have for ALL folders in Windows Explorer.
Folder formatI have gone through all the Folder Options selecting them to be the same as the one I created. Here's what I get
folder resultsI'm out of options.
Question by:Frank Freese
    LVL 21

    Assisted Solution

    Try this:

    Configure the folder the way you want it.
    Press Alt to reveal the hidden menu
    Tools, Folder Options
    View Tab
    Apply To Folders

    This should apply that view to all folders with the same type of contents (videos, music, pictures, generic files)

    Repeat the procedure for each type of folder you want to standardize.  Do not use a library view to configure this view; open the actual "My Music" folder or "My Documents".
    LVL 51

    Accepted Solution

    Try this:

    Set up a folder with the view you want (which seems to be Details and Show the preview pane)
    Folder Options
    Apply to Folders

    Folder views
    Notice the comment circled, "...folders of this type". So you may need to do this for multiple types of folders. Regards, Joe

    Author Comment

    by:Frank Freese
    Thanks - I've tried your suggestions but will try again.
    Appreciate it!

    Author Closing Comment

    by:Frank Freese
    thank you everyone
    LVL 51

    Expert Comment

    by:Joe Winograd, EE MVE
    You're welcome. Happy to help. Regards, Joe

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