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Folder view options? How do I make a default setting?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista' started by izombie7, Sep 25, 2008.

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  1. izombie7

    izombie7 Thread Starter

    Oct 1, 2005
    Here's my problem with Vista.

    When I go into any folder for the first time, it comes up with a set of random things to sort the folders by, and random view settings.

    I want every folder to have the "details" view by default. Also, I want the tabs "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" that I can click on to sort these, with "Type" being the default selected one.

    This is how I had things in WinXP. All I had to do was click "Apply to folders" in the folder options. I do this in Vista, also, I do have "Remember each folder's view settings" checked. Yet it makes up a random set of view settings for any folder I haven't manually set myself.

    So, how do I make Windows Vista stop coming up with random view settings for folders? When I click on a folder of pictures I still want it in "Details" view, with "Type", "Size", and "Date Modified" tabs. With "Type" selected as the default to sort by.

    Yet, it appears in "Large Icons" view, with "Date Taken", "Tags", "Size", and "Rating" as the only sort by options.

    How do I stop this madness?
  2. Tuvach


    Sep 18, 2008
    Greetings =)

    After having a go at this my self to see if I could come up with a fix I found my PC doing the same thing, So after a bit of a google crawl I found this post - Hope it helps =)

    http://news.cnet.com/8301-13880_3-10019957-68.html - Long way around good for beginer and intermidiate users

    CAUTION: "This involves editing the registry. It is always recommended to create a back-up of the registry before making any modifications. Before performing any of the actions below, please save your work and close any Windows Explorer windows, as you will need to log off for these changes to properly take effect." If you dont know what your doing I would recommend against the following fix.

  3. DaveA

    DaveA Trusted Advisor Spam Fighter

    Nov 16, 1999
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    We have never had any of this issue on any of our Vista machines. All we have had to do was make the changes we want and use the "Apply to ALL folders".
    We now have 3 Vista machines and are running the Home Premium version with Admin accounts. We do NOT use any Limit or Standard accounts.
  4. topcat989


    Aug 20, 2007
    1. Open the folder and make changes you like.
    2. Go to>Organize >layout > Manu bar ( You will see Manu bar on top of the window)
    3. On the Manu bar tools> folder options.
    4. In folder options go to> view> apply to folders

    right click in open space of a viewed folder, choose 'customize this folder' and get it into the style you want.

    You can also choose the details yourself under 'view' and 'choose details'.
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