1. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10
       28 Sep 2015 #1

    Win 10 file explorer: set column titles default


    You can set many columns in file explorer - details by right clicking on any column title and selecting one or more titles. I've added "file extension" and "attribute" to one window. This will allow sorting by the column title. I cannot find a way to save this setup as a default for all instances. The settings disappear after closing the window. There used to be an option to apply changes to all explorer windows but I can't find it in Win 10.
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  2. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,329
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Sep 2015 #2

    It's still there.

    Click on the View tab then click on Options at far right and select Change folder and search options.
    Click on the View tab of Folder Options then click Apply to all folders.
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  3. Joined : Sep 2015
    Posts : 109
    Windows 10
       28 Sep 2015 #3

    Thanks, Ztruker. It worked.
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  4. Joined : Apr 2014
    Space coast of Florida
    Posts : 4,329
    Windows 10 Pro X64 14393.576
       28 Sep 2015 #4

    Great, glad that worked.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       13 Dec 2016 #5

    My Win10 v1607 system 'forgets' my settings for "Documents", "General Items", etc. Frustrating.
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  6. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 455
    Windows 10 Home
       13 Dec 2016 #6

    WaterCat said: View Post
    My Win10 v1607 system 'forgets' my settings for "Documents", "General Items", etc. Frustrating.

    Let's say you want all folders in your Documents folder to have the same details column headings. Open Documents, r-click a blank area. Select 'Customize this folder'. Under Customize tab, select the type you want to keep settings for, be it General, Documents, Music or Pictures. All the folders in that Documents folder will now have the same details that you selected and kept with the drop down menu under View/Options/Change folder and search options/View/Apply to Folders. Now do the same for each type of folder view you want to customize.
    You can further customize by selecting any folder and optimizing. Let's say you have a Downloaded Music folder within your Downloads folder which is customized for General Items. You can use above process to optimize just that folder for Music and keep details like song length, artist name, etc that you selected for folders in your primary Music folder, while not disturbing the other folders in Downloads. Good Luck
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  7. Joined : Aug 2016
    Posts : 11
    Windows 10
       14 Dec 2016 #7

    mrgeek said: View Post
    .. Select 'Customize this folder'. Under Customize tab, select the type you want to keep settings for, be it General, Documents, Music or Pictures...
    I've done this - many many times. It's probably being cleared during some cleanup. I've followed up with Ccleaner to see if they have a setting that clears this setting. Next I'm unchecking things in Windows Disk Clean-up (cleanmgr). In the meantime, I found a batch program that saves and restores all Folder View settings. Folder View Settings - Backup and Restore in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Tutorials
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  8. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 455
    Windows 10 Home
       14 Dec 2016 #8

    Thanks for reporting back. I have not had a problem Customizing columns with the exact details (vs icons/thumbs) I want then applying the Folder View, like in below tutorial. Hope the bat file helps as a last resort. Attached is screen of my Music and Pictures folders settings. Try to match settings to test on your system, then apply tutorial.
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    Folder View - 'Apply to Folders' in Windows 10
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