1.    02 Sep 2016 #1
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10

    How do I change the folder optimization settings?


    Hey all,

    I've been using the tutorials and tips here for a bit now, but I've run into a problem I can't seem to find anywhere.

    I use List view to help me sort music. However, my folders are spread across different drives, so I have to use a library to organize them all into one place. Because I can't "Apply to Folders" in a library, I have to use file optimization.

    I find it incredibly redundant that Windows uses the same exact view type for multiple optimizations: I want to be able to "optimize for Music" with a List view, rather than a Details view, which I can get from choosing another 2 options!

    So, I want to be able to go into the template itself, and change the "Details" to "List," so that when I choose 'optimize,' I get my own settings, and not Windows' redundant copypasta from General Items or Documents. But, I also don't want to disable automatic folder type discovery.

    Is there a way to do this?
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  2.    12 Sep 2016 #2
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Bump!
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  3.    13 Sep 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,358
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Er... forum rules:
    "2) No useless posts, e.g., thread bumping, useless one liners, junk posting to increase post count, and identical multi-postings in different forums."

    If someone has experience of this and can give a useful answer, I'm sure you will get one. Sorry I can't help.
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  4.    13 Sep 2016 #4

    If you have more than one music location, you can add them to the music Library and they should be included that way. Right click on the folder you want to add and select Include in Library and select music.
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  5.    13 Sep 2016 #5
    Join Date : Sep 2016
    Posts : 3
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    @dalchina, I looked briefly for forum rules but didn't see them either in Customizations or the parent forum - I must have missed it. @swarfega, that's entirely different from what I'm trying to do.

    In Windows 10, the folder view (such as "Large Icons", "Small Icons", "Tiles", "List", "Details", etc.) defaults on "Details," because the library is optimized for Music.
    This optimization can be found by right-clicking on the library, selecting "Properties," and from the drop-down menu underneath "Optimize this library for:" you can select an optimization option. However, these options are redundant and useless. Three of them use the exact SAME view (General Items, Documents and Music use the "Details" view), and the other are for icons.

    But that means that these "optimizations" must be found somewhere in the OS, either in the registry or in a file in the core Windows folder, which means that it can be modified.

    My goal here is to modify the "Music" optimization preset to show the "List" view, rather than the default "Details" view.

    And before any simple suggestion is made... "Apply to folders" does not work for libraries in Windows 10.
    This is no easy fix. I'm looking for a way to mod the actual OS as necessary, to permanently alter the preset in question.
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  6.    13 Sep 2016 #6
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 10,358
    Win 10 Pro (1703)

    Hi- under Community in the drop down. A bit obscure. Hope you get a useful answer.. it's a very specific issue as you're well aware.
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