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Solved: setting folder options

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by unstresst, Feb 10, 2014.

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  1. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    new to Windows 7

    .windows 7.fresh out of the box, first time being turned on, whats the VERY first step towards having the same options applied to ALL folders and seeing the same options the second/third time you use windows explorer?

    All previous versions gave us a list of steps to set folder options......we'd go through the steps.....youre options might be fine ...........now, but the next time you use windows explorer, your options are......not there.
    Nobody ever knew how to permanently set folder options in all previous windows versions.

    is it the same with windows 7

    do we still have to change options on each folder that we need to?
    each time we use that folder?

    I haven't yet tried and I'm not touchin' folder options untill i see what you folks have to say.
     
  2. valis

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    sissy. :)

    this one is pretty simple, actually. W7 made it a ton easier to accomplish this.

    Set up any folder you want to look as you wish ALL folders to look. Then start > run > control > select 'small icons' in the top right > folder options > view > choose the advanced settings you want in the radio dialogue ticks (for instance, I have mine set to show hidden files) > click apply to folders. That's it. :)
     
  3. valis

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    fyi, there is also a 'godmode' that you can create an icon for; all it does is show more of the control panel options, but it's nice to have it at your fingertips. Link on it is at my blog here.

    thanks,

    v
     
  4. unstresst

    unstresst Thread Starter

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    Speak'n of tweaks...thanks for remindin me.......gonna have to hunt down the Windows 7 version of my fav'rit
     
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    There's no 'run' available at 'start', only a search box, a list of folders and shut down options ......... A varied list is developed if 'run' is typed in the search box
     
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    godmode............awsome concept..........Won't be able to Add this tweak ......this isn't my computer.

    Is godmode do-able for XP pro?
     
  7. valis

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    run/search are the same thing. Just type 'control' and hit enter and carry on with the rest.
     
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    vista yes, xp nope.
     
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