Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10

    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10

    How to Change the Layout View of a Folder in Windows 10
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    How to Change the Layout View of a Folder in Windows 10

    information   Information
    In Windows, you can change the template, column width, Group by, Sort by, and layout view of items in your folders to how you like.

    The view layout of a folder's content can be changed to extra large icons, large icons, medium icons, small icons, list, details, tiles, or content.

    This tutorial will show you how to change the icon view layout of items in a folder in File Explorer for your account in Windows 10.

    Note   Note
    Included folders in a library will all share the same view layout.


    CONTENTS:
    • Option One: To Change Folder View Layout from File Explorer Ribbon
    • Option Two: To Change Folder View Layout from File Explorer Toolbar
    • Option Three: To Change Folder View Layout from Open and Save As Dialog Boxes Toolbar
    • Option Four: To Change Desktop and Folder View Layout from Context Menu
    • Option Five: To Change Desktop and Folder View Layout with Scroll Wheel
    • Option Six: To Change Desktop and Folder View Layout with Keyboard






    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION ONE Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Folder View Layout from File Explorer Ribbon

    1. In File Explorer, open the folder you want to change the view layout of.

    2. Click/tap on the View tab (Alt+V). (see screenshot below step 3)

    3. In the Layout section of the ribbon, select Extra large icons, Large icons, Medium icons, Small icons, List, Details, Tiles, or Content for the view layout you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION TWO Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Folder View Layout from File Explorer Toolbar

    1. In File Explorer, open the folder you want to change the view layout of its content.

    2. At the bottom right corner of File Explorer, click/tap on either the Details (left) or Large icons (right) button for the view layout you want. (see screenshots below)

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    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION THREE Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Folder View Layout from Open and Save As Dialog Boxes Toolbar

    1. When you have a Open or Save As dialog box open, do step 2 or step 3 below for how you would like to change the view layout.

    2. Click/tap on the Change your view button until the layout view is how you want. (see screenshot below)

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    3. Click/tap on the More options button, and select the layout view you want. (see screenshot below)

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    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION FOUR Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Desktop and Folder View Layout from Context Menu

    1. Go to your desktop, or open a folder in File Explorer you want to change the view layout of.

    2. Right click or press and hold on an empty area inside the folder, click/tap on View, and select Extra large icons, Large icons, Medium icons, Small icons, List, Details, Tiles, or Content for the view layout you want. (see screenshots below)

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    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION FIVE Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Desktop and Folder View Layout with Scroll Wheel

    1. Click/tap on an empty area on your desktop or in a open folder in File Explorer you want to change the view layout of.

    2. Press and hold the Ctrl key and roll the scroll wheel forward or backward until you have the view layout you want, and release the Ctrl key.






    Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10 OPTION SIX Folder View Layout - Change in Windows 10
    To Change Desktop and Folder View Layout with Keyboard

    1. Click/tap on an empty area on your desktop or in a open folder in File Explorer you want to change the view layout of its content.

    2. Press and hold the Shift + Ctrl keys and press a number key 1 to 8 until you have the view layout you want, then release the Shift and Ctrl keys.

    Note   Note
    This will not work using the number pad. You will need to use the numbers at the top of the keyboard.

    Number View Layout
    1 Extra large icons
    2 Large icons
    3 Medium icons
    4 Small icons
    5 List
    6 Details
    7 Tiles
    8 Content




    That's it,
    Shawn


  1.    2015-12-22 #1

    In certain folders, I like to have "large" icons, instead of the default "list" view. I use "Option #1" to do so for the folder I'm viewing. The chosen view sticks during that session, but when I close and then re-open the folder (any folder), it has returned to list view. Windows-7 used to remember the chosen view, but Windows-10 does not. Is there some other setting I need to enable in order to lock the desired view for each folder? Thanks in advance.
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  2. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2015-12-22 #2

    Hello Allen,

    Are the folders this is happing with on a removable drive?

    If so, folder views are not remembered for these type of locations.
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  3. Join Date : Feb 2014
    Posts : 7,235
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       2015-12-22 #3

    AllenChicago said: View Post
    In certain folders, I like to have "large" icons, instead of the default "list" view. I use "Option #1" to do so for the folder I'm viewing. The chosen view sticks during that session, but when I close and then re-open the folder (any folder), it has returned to list view. Windows-7 used to remember the chosen view, but Windows-10 does not. Is there some other setting I need to enable in order to lock the desired view for each folder? Thanks in advance.
    You need to apply the view setting for each folder type:

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  4. Join Date : Sep 2015
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    Windows 10 x64
       2016-10-14 #4

    how can i apply layout for all folders?
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  5. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-10-14 #5

    Hello evildog1,

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to do so.

    Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 10
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  6. Join Date : Sep 2015
    Posts : 74
    Windows 10 x64
       2016-10-21 #6

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello evildog1,

    You can use the method in the tutorial below to do so.

    Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 10
    uhm that method does not work. i want to set folder view as List as default instead Details for all folders

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  7. Join Date : Oct 2013
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 14971
       2016-10-21 #7

    You should be able to use that tutorial to set all folders to have the "General items" template, set a folder to use "List" view, then use "Apply to Folder" to apply the view to all folders.
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  8. Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 399
    Windows 10 Home
       2016-10-21 #8

    "uhm that method does not work. i want to set folder view as List as default instead Details for all folders"
    Did you download and run Brink's .bat file in Step 1 ? Lacking that, look at the screens in post 3. In Step 5 'folders of this type' defaults to each of the Windows templates for Pictures, Music, etc. If you want ALL folders to have the same List view, r-click any folder in each of the 5 folders under This PC (Desktop does not apply) and hit 'Customize this folder'. Set to 'Optimize this folder for General Items". Then follow the screen in post 3 using List instead of Details in Step 1 and you should be good to go.
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