Can I Reset Default View for All Folders?

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    Windows 10 Pro 21H1 19043.1348
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    KeithM said:
    Also run the small bit I post earlier to check if you've maxed out on saved views, that's critical.

    Hi Keith, fascinating stuff, I'm enjoying the spectator view and taking notes.

    I may be mistaken but didn't the OP already run the code for saved view count and display the results here?

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  2. Posts : 958
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #22

    W10 Tweaker said:
    Hi Keith, fascinating stuff, I'm enjoying the spectator view and taking notes.

    I may be mistaken but didn't the OP already run the code for saved view count and display the results here?

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    You're right! I didn't see him mention it & didn't bother to open in a seperate tab for careful examination.

    So if he hasn't hit the max, why aren't ...\Streams\Defaluts being saved? I hate being on Home and not being ble to test Group Policy settings. Or perhaps a 3rd-party "Registry Protector". Has the OP ever mentioned seeing the confirmation dialog with Apply to Folders? Vaguer assertions such as, "I've tried everything..." don't ell us much at these distances.
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  3. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Professional --> Windows 10
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       #23

    I plan to wait until tomorrow so I don't tempt the unusually strong electrical storms currently passing by (no pun intended) to do me some mischief while I'm messing with the registry. Could somebody please remind me how to back up the registry?
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  4. Posts : 958
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #24

    The only way to do a system-wide registry backup is to set a sytem restore point. I really don't think you need one. These files don't alter existing entries, they create keys that don't exist by default --- thus the undo is a simple matter of deletion -- a single key in this case " HKLM.\Software\Microws\Shell\Bags.

    If you create a new user account just for the sake of testing is to take a snapshot of the Explorer keys when they're brand new and see how many values don't exist on a fresh install.
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  5. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Professional --> Windows 10
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       #25

    "Has the OP ever mentioned seeing the confirmation dialog with Apply to Folders?"
    Under File Options, the Apply to Folders button is now greyed out. When I was able to use that, it didn't do anything.

    As far as your .reg file running as an executable, why don't you give it a try? I got all the warnings you mentioned and the process was remarkably like running an .exe or .bat file. except that it didn't seem to affect my folder settings. Could dear WinX have locked my system to prevent me from injuring myself, like it insists I change passwords every so often though my system is in a secure location?

    Software that does too much is almost as annoying as software that needs advanced programming skills to do simple tasks!
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  6. Posts : 262
    Windows 10 21H1
       #26

    jmrathbun said:
    I'd like all folders to open with "Medium Icons" by default. I'm still stuck changing the View to that setting every time I look into a folder I haven't used recently or since it was created.
    Try this:
    Announcing WinSetView (Tool to Globally Set Explorer Folder Views)
    Last edited by LesFerch; 29 Mar 2021 at 10:35.
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  7. Posts : 34
    Windows 7 Professional --> Windows 10
    Thread Starter
       #27

    Success!


    I used WinSetView.hta and it worked well AFTER I ran WinSetView.ps1, like the system really needed to be reset for the app to work.

    I normally set Scale and Layout at 125%, but I had to set it back to 100% in order to see all the buttons on the app.

    This looks like the answer to my prayer.

    Thanks!
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