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  1. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 4
    Windows 10
       14 Aug 2016 #11

    Edwin said: View Post
    Just apply the settings to each parent folder and it will apply to all folders and sub-folders that reside within each. The setting will carry over to newly created folders.
    It isn't. A search on the Desktop is in Detail view, yet searches in folders on the Desktop remain Content View.

    Slartybart said: View Post
    Navigate to This PC and type a period - . - into the search box (the period is a wildcard for any character)
    Select and arrange the columns, sorting, grouping, etc to what you want
    Select Save search from the Search tab menu
    any name is fine - all you want are the customized settings in the saved search file.
    No effect. Double-clicking the saved search even opens the search results in Content View, apparently completely ignoring the viewMode="details" setting in the file.

    It seems clear that the settings are saved on a folder by folder basis. Any idea where that is stored?
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3
       14 Aug 2016 #12

    You might try navigating to your user folder and your typed sub folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos)
    Do a search in each - set the results to your liking, close Explorer window - on to the next folder
    Wash, rinse, repeat (there's only five)

    The sub folders are (or were) templates for Explorer views - they might also be templates for searches in those folder types (Docs, Music, etc)

    When I tested a saved search for ext:eml, the next search I did from Explorer > This PC had the layout for the email search (from sender, date rcv'd ....). Then I searched from my Documents folder and the view of the search results was what I expected. I corrected This PC search results view and things are back to what I prefer.

    That's all I can think of - I doubt each folder has a setting for search results, but the special system folders probably do

    Good luck,

    Bill
    .
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  3. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       20 Aug 2016 #13

    Hello

    I have tried everything on this post and nothing worked.

    I have Windows 10 Pro and since I installed Anniversary Update, the search from the Windows file explorer search box always forgets my custom view and I have to redo it every single search I do.

    Has anybody found a solution that really works for this problem? @Dacomp89

    Thanks!
    Last edited by Bruce Wayne; 20 Aug 2016 at 08:10.
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  4. Join Date : Sep 2016
    Chicago Area, IL, USA
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro/Enterprise
       13 Sep 2016 #14

    Slartybart said: View Post
    I haven't played with this for a long time, so it might not be correct for Win10

    There are two standrad search files in the Searches folder under your user folder
    Everywhere
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <persistedQuery version="1.0">
    <query>
    <kindList>
    <kind name="item"/>
    </kindList>
    <scope knownScopeID="{7c61d0a6-af7e-483a-b705-d2c5c2264656}" />
    </query>
    </persistedQuery>

    Indexed Locations
    <?xml version="1.0"?>
    <persistedQuery version="1.0">
    <query>
    <kindList>
    <kind name="item"/>
    </kindList>
    <scope knownScopeID="{f60163ce-2b8d-458d-ab2c-40f215767514}" />
    </query>
    </persistedQuery>

    I used to modify those files to include customized presentation

    Copy the existing files ... just in case

    Navigate to This PC and type a period - . - into the search box (the period is a wildcard for any character)
    Select and arrange the columns, sorting, grouping, etc to what you want
    Select Save search from the Search tab menu
    any name is fine - all you want are the customized settings in the saved search file.
    <viewInfo viewMode="details" iconSize="16" stackIconSize="0" displayName="Search Results in This PC" autoListFlags="0">
    <visibleColumns>
    <column viewField="System.ItemTypeText"/>
    <column viewField="System.ItemNameDisplay"/>
    <column viewField="System.DateModified"/>
    <column viewField="System.Size"/>
    <column viewField="System.ItemFolderPathDisplay"/>
    </visibleColumns>
    <sortList>
    <sort viewField="System.DateModified" direction="descending"/>
    </sortList>
    </viewInfo>

    You can then paste your customized view into the two standard search files between
    <persistedQuery version="1.0">
    and
    <query>

    Once you get the hang of the syntax, it's not that bad
    Worked like a charm for me! I still want to punch whoever at Microsoft decided "Folder" should be the default detail (and not "Folder Path"), but this has saved my sanity.

    Edit: Oh no wait, it was working because I was in the same folder I had originally saved a custom search for. So sad
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  5. Join Date : Aug 2016
    Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Pro
       13 Sep 2016 #15

    SoulkeepHL said: View Post
    Edit: Oh no wait, it was working because I was in the same folder I had originally saved a custom search for. So sad
    Yep, it does not work. At least on Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
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  6. Join Date : Oct 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       12 Oct 2016 #16

    This was something that annoyed the crap out of me too.

    I found the solution here.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/se...ls-windows-10/
    Credit to winhelponline.
    Create an empty registry file with the following code and apply it to your registry.
    This locks it to detail view when searching.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Fixes search results defaults to Content view.
    ;Sets Details view as default search results view for Generic folders.
    
    
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
    
    
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]
    
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{7fde1a1e-8b31-49a5-93b8-6be14cfa4943}]
    "LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
    "Mode"=dword:00000004
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  7. Join Date : Nov 2016
    Posts : 1
    Windows 10
       3 Weeks Ago #17

    Solution works


    That's perfect! Thank you so much, basically saved my sanity when I was about to destroy all the computer equipment in the office !

    djlongy said: View Post
    This was something that annoyed the crap out of me too.

    I found the solution here.
    http://www.winhelponline.com/blog/se...ls-windows-10/
    Credit to winhelponline.
    Create an empty registry file with the following code and apply it to your registry.
    This locks it to detail view when searching.

    Code:
    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    ;Fixes search results defaults to Content view.
    ;Sets Details view as default search results view for Generic folders.
    
    
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
    
    
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]
    
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{7fde1a1e-8b31-49a5-93b8-6be14cfa4943}]
    "LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
    "Mode"=dword:00000004
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