Windows 10: How to change default Folder View of Search Results
It isn't. A search on the Desktop is in Detail view, yet searches in folders on the Desktop remain Content View.
No effect. Double-clicking the saved search even opens the search results in Content View, apparently completely ignoring the viewMode="details" setting in the file.
It seems clear that the settings are saved on a folder by folder basis. Any idea where that is stored?
You might try navigating to your user folder and your typed sub folders (Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos)
Do a search in each - set the results to your liking, close Explorer window - on to the next folder
Wash, rinse, repeat (there's only five)
The sub folders are (or were) templates for Explorer views - they might also be templates for searches in those folder types (Docs, Music, etc)
When I tested a saved search for ext:eml, the next search I did from Explorer > This PC had the layout for the email search (from sender, date rcv'd ....). Then I searched from my Documents folder and the view of the search results was what I expected. I corrected This PC search results view and things are back to what I prefer.
That's all I can think of - I doubt each folder has a setting for search results, but the special system folders probably do
I have tried everything on this post and nothing worked.
I have Windows 10 Pro and since I installed Anniversary Update, the search from the Windows file explorer search box always forgets my custom view and I have to redo it every single search I do.
Has anybody found a solution that really works for this problem? @Dacomp89
Last edited by Bruce Wayne; 20 Aug 2016 at 08:10.
Worked like a charm for me! I still want to punch whoever at Microsoft decided "Folder" should be the default detail (and not "Folder Path"), but this has saved my sanity.
Edit: Oh no wait, it was working because I was in the same folder I had originally saved a custom search for. So sad
Yep, it does not work. At least on Windows 10 Anniversary Update.
This was something that annoyed the crap out of me too.
I found the solution here.
Credit to winhelponline.
Create an empty registry file with the following code and apply it to your registry.
This locks it to detail view when searching.
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;Fixes search results defaults to Content view.
;Sets Details view as default search results view for Generic folders.
That's perfect! Thank you so much, basically saved my sanity when I was about to destroy all the computer equipment in the office !
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