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Can't control Windows Explorer folder views

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by droidbot7000, Feb 3, 2005.

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  1. droidbot7000

    droidbot7000 Thread Starter

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    :confused: My favorite folder view setting in XP is "Details".
    After trying out some tweak apps, Windows Explorer shows every folder I open in "Icon View". I change it back to Details but later it reverts to Icons.

    I know there's a simple way to:
    1. globally change all folder views to Details...and
    2. Preserve the setting.

    But it escapes me! Help.......
     
  2. sulzer4

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    Go to "Tools", "Folder Options", under "View", there is a button "Apply to all Folders".

    Good luck
     
  3. droidbot7000

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    Thanks! It worked! Now,
    How can I make Windows Explorer show folders in the left pane automatically every time I run it?
     
  4. sulzer4

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    Do you mean common tasks?

    if so, in folder options, under General, there should be a radio button for "Show common tasks in folder"
     
  5. droidbot7000

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    Right. Can I fix it so I don't have to click the Folders button to show the tree everytime I start Explorer?
     
  6. sulzer4

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    If you set up one folder the way you like it, then apply to all folders, it will stay the same every time you open the folders, until you change something.
     
  7. droidbot7000

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    I've done that several times, but every time I restart Explorer the Common Tasks are there, not folders.
     
  8. mike5532g

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    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

    #2 Increase folder view size to 8000

    To use the Regedits: Save the REG File to your hard disk. Double click it and answer yes to the import prompt. REG files can be viewed in Notepad by right clicking on the file and selecting Edit.
     
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