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  1. Posts : 706
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
       #1

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List


    The vast majority of the time when I paste a file into a folder that has a multitude of files, and the folder is set for Views > List, I am immediately navigated to the end of the file list, instead of to the actual list location of the given file, after which I must search for the file. But every once in a while, very infrequently, in that same folder, after pasting, I am taken directly to that file's precise location.

    However, given the same scenario, but the folder is set to Views > Details, after pasting, I'm steered right to the given file location.

    Somehow, in the case of Views > List, they had two choices, and purposely opted for inconvenience, IMO

    Is there any way to gain control of this behavior?
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  2. Posts : 5,993
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #2

    Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery. (For folders and libraries)

    Change Folder Template in Windows 10

    WinSetView (Tool to Globally Set Explorer Folder Views)

    See:

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List-folder-template.jpg

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List-libraries.jpg
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  3. Posts : 706
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
       #3

    Hi Callender,

    I've had my "Documents" folder set to "General Items" for a long time", but for some reason unknown to me "Also apply the template to all sub folders" sometimes becomes unchecked.

    I didn't realize, among other things, that it would address my particular issue.

    Anyway, I just checked it

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List-template.png

    I'm now testing it, and, with just a couple exceptions, seems to have done the trick.

    Thanks very much
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  4. Posts : 5,993
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #4

    Suggest:

    Do the same for documents library. (Right click> Properties> Customize)

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List-library.jpg
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  5. Posts : 706
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
       #5

    Callender said:
    Suggest:

    Do the same for documents library. (Right click> Properties> Customize)
    Done. Odd, but directly after I did the change, I move a sub folder file to that main folder, and it didn't work. I then moved another file from that same folder, and it worked. I then did the same with several other files from the same source with success, and went back to move the original file again, and now it worked as expected, unlike before.

    In the Libraries > Documents properties, it says "Size of files in Library: calculating..." Hasn't stopped calculating. Maybe there's a system learning curve?

    But please excuse my dumb speculation. Whatever the case may be, I don't care. I certainly can live just fine with that minor issue. if or when it comes up.

    Thanks very much
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  6. Posts : 5,993
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #6

    Calculating size of files? It might be that you have a whole lot of different file types and maybe some videos in the paths listed under your documents library (the included locations).

    Explorer might be tripping up on a file or thumbnail that it can't read. That's just a guess.
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  7. Posts : 2,429
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #7

    I have set every single folder in my computer to be viewed as General Items, unless I set a custom theme for specific folders. I used the link stated above to achieve that:

    Change Folder Template in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List-image.png


    Also I make a backup of every single folder, so if one folder changes to some random view setting, I restore my saved folder settings:

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10


    Every time I set a custom view to any one folder:
    1) I reload the backup (because it is possible that some folder you barely access may have changed its view settings).
    2) Set the custom view to the folder that I want.
    3) Create a backup for the view settings for all the folders.

    (4) Repeat steps 1 to 3 every time I want to change the view settings to any one folder.


    I believe the same process can be used for other view settings.
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  8. Posts : 706
    Microsoft Windows 10 Professional (x64) Build 19045.2846
    Thread Starter
       #8

    Callender said:
    Calculating size of files? It might be that you have a whole lot of different file types and maybe some videos in the paths listed under your documents library (the included locations).

    Explorer might be tripping up on a file or thumbnail that it can't read. That's just a guess.
    Here's what it looks like. Still calculating.

    Pasting a file into a folder set for Views > List-libraries.png

    - - - Updated - - -

    Hello pepanee,

    pepanee said:
    I have set every single folder in my computer to be viewed as General Items, unless I set a custom theme for specific folders. I used the link stated above to achieve that:

    Change Folder Template in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Also I make a backup of every single folder, so if one folder changes to some random view setting, I restore my saved folder settings:

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10
    That's huge. I'm definitely making that part of my OS fundamental go to adjustments.

    Thanks!.
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  9. Posts : 5,993
    22H2 64 Bit Pro
       #9

    Still calculating: Some file or thumbnail corruption in one or more of your files I reckon. For me library size is displayed instantly.
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  10. Posts : 988
    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
       #10

    Also note that you have to set Also apply this template to all subfolders for each instance of Documents in the shell namespace:
    • This PC\Documents
    • shell:UsersFilesFolder\Documents
    • This PC\Windows (C:)\Users\<ProfileDir>\Documents


    as they each save their own distinct view and are separate nodes in the BagMRU index.


    And the same appies to other folders as well....
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