1.    29 Oct 2015 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10

    Default Folder Views

    Hi, could someone explain why the default for most folders and subfolders is the Icon view and why its so hard change that view to something else permanently?

    For instance My Pictures, you can right click My Pictures / customize / "optimize this folder for general items" which will change the view to Details, but only temporarily. This also applies to the Desktop. You can create a folder on your desktop, inside create a sub-folder and put some files inside that. You'll notice the default view for the sub-folder will always be the Icon view. Now anyone that's on computers a lot will know that the Icon view when dealing with a lot of files is just a big jumbled mess, I always use the Detailed view, for everything.

    It also seems to me they never stay the same. I'll go to My Documents one day and it will be randomly changed back to the Icon view, I can't be the only person who has noticed this. And why there no master setting to set all the folders on your computer to one view, permanently, is crazy. Maybe there is one but I don't know of it.
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  2.    30 Oct 2015 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 5,853
    Win 10 Pro (1607)

    Hi there are a couple of (very) lengthy threads on desktop icons being rearranged + folder views not remaining as you set them which some have experienced. Please have a look.

    Note that these coupled symptoms have been a problem for some users from at least Win 7- not a new issue in Win 10.
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