Windows 10: Search result thumbnails issue

  1.    15 Sep 2016 #1

    Search result thumbnails issue

    Before updating to the windows 10 anniversary, The search result would displayed in a versatile shape, By that I mean in some folders I would have the search result to display in detail mode and in some folders in big thumbnail mode, and the next time I would run the search in the same place they would display in the previously seen mode.
    This is no longer the case, The search result always displays in thumbnail forum. How can I change this?
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  2.    15 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, if I search a folder in file explorer, and set the display to, say, medium icons, and close explorer, and then repeat that with a different folder, but set the search results to, say, Details, then if I go back to the first folder and do a search, the display is medium icons. The same with the other folder.

    I.e. the format is remembered.
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  3.    15 Sep 2016 #3

    Right in my case the format is not remember, and Im aiming to fix that.
    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi, if I search a folder in file explorer, and set the display to, say, medium icons, and close explorer, and then repeat that with a different folder, but set the search results to, say, Details, then if I go back to the first folder and do a search, the display is medium icons. The same with the other folder.

    I.e. the format is remembered.
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  4.    16 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi, there are several threads on this topic - can I refer you to them?
    And feel free to search the forum for more using the search box above.
    E.g. comments about ESET security software.

    Solved Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving - Windows 10 Forums
    Windows 10 not saving my folder view options. - Windows 10 Forums
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  5.    16 Sep 2016 #5

    The second link you provided, Is not relevant to the issue I am facing. and the first one So far I read like 30 something messages, and either it says they having the same issue or unworkable solutions.
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  6.    18 Sep 2016 #6

    Well, as far as I can see you have some aspect of the age old problem of Windows not remembering your preferred folder view.

    I don't recall a specific example of this applying exclusively to search results. If that's what you view as your unique issue- well, maybe so.

    As I said, if those don't help you, you are free to search the site for more: I'm afraid I have no specific fix for you. Maybe someone else will..
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  7.    18 Sep 2016 #7

    This forum has been proved disappointing, sadly!...
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  8.    19 Sep 2016 #8

    Not every problem can be specifically fixed or answered. Many are- some receive no answers 'cos the volunteers here have no ideas what to suggest.

    You can have a look at these, but you will likely discount them as not applicable to your precise problem:
    How to Fix Annoying Folder View Type Change Problem in Windows - AskVG
    [Solved] Windows Doesn GeekScribes
    - and before you comment these are not about Win 10, please read them.
    This sort of problem has more generally applied over several generations of Windows.

    You can try an in-place upgrade repair install, which may or may not fix your problem- it depends if the specific area of Windows is overwritten. Effectively you get a new copy of Windows, with your settings and programs.

    Precede it with this in case sthg has happened to your file system:
    From an admin command prompt
    [Windows key + X, click command prompt (admin)]
    chkdsk C: /F
    Your PC will need to restart.
    Make sure the result is clear or fixed- else do not proceed.
    Post back the result, which you can get after a restart as follows:
    How do I see the results of a CHKDSK that ran on boot? - Ask Leo!

    An In-place upgrade repair install will fix many things, but not those where the settings are not changed by the procedure.

    For this you need an installation medium with the same base build as you have installed, and x64 if you have a 64 bits OS, else x86 (32 bits).

    Repair Install Windows 10 with an In-place Upgrade - Windows 10 Forums
    - this includes a link from which you can obtain Windows 10 iso file (" download a Windows 10 ISO"), or create a bootable medium.

    I would recommend creating the bootable medium, as this can be used
    - for any future in-place upgrade repair install
    - to boot from and use its recovery options should Windows become unbootable.
    - to clean install Windows

    This will refresh Windows, after the manner of a Windows installation.
    - all/most associations will be unchanged
    - all your programs will be left installed
    - no personal data should be affected
    - you will lose any custom fonts
    - you will lose any customised system icons
    - you may need to re-establish your Wi-Fi connection
    - you will need to redo Windows updates subsequent to the build you have used for the repair install
    - Windows.old will be created
    - system restore will be turned off- you should turn it on again and I recommend you manually schedule a daily restore point.
    - you will need to redo any language downloads including the display language if you changed that)
    - inactive title bar colouring (if used) will be reset to default
    - if Qttabbar is installed, you need to re-enable it in explorer (Options, check Qttabbar)
    This is one of the better features of Win10: as each major build comes out, that's your updated reference build, and as updates are mostly cumulative, there will be few to do.

    Before you perform this major repair procedure, do create a disk image.

    Please consider using disk imaging regularly. It's a brilliant way to
    - preserve your system (and your sanity)
    - back up your data
    - restore your system to a previously working state in a relatively short time

    Recommended: Macrium Reflect (free/commercial) + boot disk/device + large enough external storage medium.
    Last edited by dalchina; 19 Sep 2016 at 04:01.
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