Windows 10: Make every folder in File Explorer display only two columns


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro - what ever the latest Insider build is
       2 Weeks Ago #1

    Make every folder in File Explorer display only two columns


    I would like every folder in File Explorer have the exact same view;

    General Items (okay easily done)
    Detailed view (easily done)

    Columns Displayed (only Name and Date Modified) - Obviously I can change the columns after entering a folder for the first time, but I would rather use a temple of some sort to apply this to every folder on every drive.
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  2.    2 Weeks Ago #2

    If those are the only two columns and you want all to look like that, it couldn't be easier. Follow Option One in this tutorial and after you set the first type of folder, like Documents, apply that view to all the other folders under This PC -
    Change Folder Template in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Pro - what ever the latest Insider build is
    Thread Starter
       1 Week Ago #3

    I've tried that a few times, and yet I still find folders that display the four column default.

    Thanks for the reply.


    mrgeek said: View Post
    If those are the only two columns and you want all to look like that, it couldn't be easier. Follow Option One in this tutorial and after you set the first type of folder, like Documents, apply that view to all the other folders under This PC -
    Change Folder Template in Windows 10
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    1 Week Ago #4

    You must manually apply the following to every folder that is optimized for General items, Documents, Pictures, Music, Videos and/or every parent folder of Auxiliary Drives and/or Removable Drives:

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    Afterwards, leave all manual settings alone, Do Not click the "Size all columns to fit" thing or it'll mess everything up!
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  5.    1 Week Ago #5

    I've tried that a few times, and yet I still find folders that display the four column default.

    Did you apply steps 3&4 in Option One ? I do this all the time, add or remove columns, Customize for, say, Music or Pictures and even resize columns and it's applied to all the other similar type folders. You are only dealing with making all folders open the same way. Not a Windows problem.
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