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Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by xcons, Oct 9, 2003.

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  1. xcons

    xcons Thread Starter

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    hey, I want to apply these following folder views to all users :

    view > details

    arnage icons > type

    arange icons > show in groups ( true )

    how would I do this ?
     
  2. rawmeat

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    I don't know exactly which key it is, but you need to set explorer to the way you want all other users to be set. Then find the key under HKCU\Software\Microsoft for the explorer settings and export that key to a file. Then open each User Key and import over the existing explorer settings key for all users that have previously logged on and then do the same in the default profile and that will apply to all new users as they log in for the first time.

    You could also include the settings as part of the group policy if you are using them, or have the ability to use them.
     
  3. xcons

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    can you tell me exactly where to find that value within the registry ?
     
  4. rawmeat

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    In w2k, I believe that it is HKCU\software\Microsoft\Windows\explorer\advanced.

    I believe the subkey of that hold the specific settings. You can test by changing some settings and checking the key for changes. Export the Advanced key and import it back into HKey_Users\.default\software\Microsoft\windows\explorer. That subkey doesn't exist and you may need to create in and restore the saved key into the new subkey.

    To test for new users, create a new test user and log in as that user, if the explorer settings are as desired, you are successful and you can then import that key again for all the user hives under HKey_Users.
     
  5. xcons

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    hmm, so much for the registry, you can do the magority within windows. i've set the view I like, and gone to tools > options > folder options > apply to all folders.

    Hope this helps anyone that reads this topic.
     
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