How to change default view to "List" from "Details" view ?????

I need to know how to view all my folders in a list view not detailed. Everytime I changed to list it keeps going back to detailed. Please help.  windows 7 64 bit
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAsked:
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NVITEnd-user supportCommented:
In Windows Explorer, have you tried...
- Arrange the view as desired
- From menu, Tools, Folder Options, View, Apply to All Folders.
Open any folder then click the arrow next to the Views button on the toolbar then select the view setting (in your case "list").
On the toolbar, click: Organize, then click: Folder and search options.
In Folder Options dialog box, click: View tab, click: Apply to Folders, click: Yes, and then click: OK.

For more options read:
*No points*
For those that need pictures:

1. Open explorer and arrange view as desired

Capture.JPGBear in mind that the folder listed is your *root* so applying to all folders will only apply to folders under your *root* folder; e.g. in my case 'Computer' is my root folder.Capture.JPG

2. Open the folder options menu, go to the '[b]View[/b]' tab and select '[b]Apply to all folders[/b]'

Capture.JPGCapture.JPGNOTE:  If you do not make any changes to your folder options then the 'Apply to Folders' option will be greyed out.

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Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I did what was suggested many times but unfortunately it did not work to stay as list. I never did it from the computer folder but when I did now the apply to folders is still grayed out??
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
If this issue is important to you (and it is to me), you can get xPlorer2 from You set up xPlorer2 as you wish and then save the settings. It will open up the same way and in the same spot on the desktop every time you use it. I use it all the time and have done for years. Works in Vista, Windows 7, Windows 8.1 and Windows 10.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
I will look into that John. Does that mean my windows explorer is messed up ?
JohnBusiness Consultant (Owner)Commented:
Does that mean my windows explorer is messed up

No, Merely that Windows Explorer does not do as good a job as xPlorer2.
Basem KhawajaClinical PharmacistAuthor Commented:
thank you all
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