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Dumb Question - sorry - folder formatting

Discussion in 'Multimedia' started by bcrenton, Jul 26, 2006.

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  1. bcrenton

    bcrenton Thread Starter

    Jul 26, 2006
    I have what has got to be the dumbest question ever. I believe myself to be computer literate, but I just can't seem to get my file folders to display in a constant format. I believe that there are some defaults set that I would really like to change.

    I just want my folders, whenever opened, to display in the standard "Details" view. As I manually set each folder I create them to the "Details" view, my computer will default every time I move that folder from one location to another location on my hard drive, they default back to the "Thumbnails" view...

    this is driving me mad! I am sick of manually setting these folders and hope that there is a way to set my folder preferences, as I have not figured this out on my WinXP home computer.

    I am sure that there is a simple answer, and would appreciate any help anyone can give to this awfully silly question!
  2. bassetman

    bassetman Moderator (deceased) - Gone but never forgotten

    Jun 7, 2001
    Welcome to TSG ;)

    Try right clicking on Start> (dang I forgot to ask what version on windows you are using :( )
  3. remaja


    May 15, 2006
    No, it's written there
    Win Xp home
  4. remaja


    May 15, 2006
    Or is it?
    never mind
    I can tell you how to do it in windows ME but not XP, if you are working with XP

    Go to start- settings- control panel- folder options- click on View tab and check the box that says remember folder view settings or something like that. by doing tha, you won't get frustration
    But If you are Using Xp, I'm very sorry, I can't help you. I have never used XP before.

    it is best to post this on the windows 98/me or 2000/xp board you won't get much help if you post in the wrong board
  5. lister


    Aug 10, 2004
    It's the same in XP.
    Get one folder the way you want it; go to 'Tools - Folder Options' then

    You want to uncheck ~ 'Remember each folder's view settings' in the view tab as well.
    Then 'Apply to all Folders'.
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