Windows 10 folder view options are applying to ALL folders

  1. Posts : 681
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    Windows 10 folder view options are applying to ALL folders

    So it was my understanding that when you go into view options, and click "Apply to Folders" that it only applies to folders of a that type.

    For me, it seems to be a blanket setting. Am i misunderstanding how its supposed to function?

    I go into my videos folder and set bitrate, length, frame width etc > apply to folders.

    I go into my documents folders, and it now has bitrate, length etc and not what I had set previously.

    The only thing i can think of is either A) im incorrect in how it functions and "apply to folders" is universal or B) that this from winaero is interfering or has a hand in how it functions?
    Windows 10 folder view options are applying to ALL folders-image.png

    i was under the impression (based on wording) that it simply stops windows from up and altering what you have set.

    If someone could clarify it would be great :)
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  3. Posts : 681
    Windows 10 x64 Pro
    Thread Starter

    so basically what im doing, yet as i explained my videos settings just applied to my pictures for example. I just go back n forth with them.

    evidently windows is misidentifying the folder type, or omitting it. or something. Maybe music and videos fall under the same banner? Otherwise I can only surmise its due to the winaero tweaker setting. One way to find out.

    yea, reading the "how this tweak works link" and the naming of the key's it creates/deletes etc. definitely has to be the winaero setting. That ones going off :P
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  4. KeithM's Avatar
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    Here some PowerShell commands you can paste so we can get an idea of what's going on.

    This command will list the FolderTypes that have a custom view saved via Apply to Folders:
    $Defaults = 'HKCU:\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Defaults'
    $FT = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes'
    (gi $defaults).Property | %{(gp "$FT\$_").CanonicalName}
    Apply to Folders/Saved view behavior can be erratc if you've hit the max for saved views. If the number returned by this command is 5000, you need to reset saved views:
    ((gp "HKCU:\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU").Nodeslots).count

    Perhaps at some point, you set all folders to use the same FolderType, so lets see how many different FolderTypes are referenced in your svaed views:
    $bags = 'HKCU:\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags'
    $FT = 'HKLM:\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\FolderTypes'
    gci $bags -Recurse | ? PSChildName -Like '{*}' | group PSChildName |
        select Name, @{n='FriendlyName';e={(gp (join-path $Ft $_.Name)).CanonicalName}} | sort FriendlyName
    Post back with results
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