Windows 10: Libraries View set to a folder will not apply to all it's sub folders


  1. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 15063.138 and going
       19 Sep 2016 #1

    Libraries View set to a folder will not apply to all it's sub folders


    So, as suggested by Brink, I started a new thread for this issue.

    Brink you stated ''Just to note, that folders in a library share the same folder view as it was when last closed. This isn't the same as the folders in "This PC".

    Yes, this is (supposed to be) true .

    Up to Windows 8.1 when you chose a view to folders in a specific library this view would apply to all sub folders of that library and stay if closed and re opened. This would work by individual library.

    So, I chose my view, closed the library, re opened and looked at a sub file. Here is the result.



    As you can see, the setting does not apply to the sub folders of that library. It will apply to all the main folders only. Each sub folder has to be set individually in view settings. This makes no sense and is really not practical.

    Like I said, this is a step back from earlier versions of Windows. I've looked everywhere for a fix but I'm at a loss.

    Thanks for your help.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 3,218
    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, Win7 Home, Linux Mint
       19 Sep 2016 #2

    Zardoc said: View Post
    So, as suggested by Brink, I started a new thread for this issue.

    Brink you stated ''Just to note, that folders in a library share the same folder view as it was when last closed. This isn't the same as the folders in "This PC".

    Yes, this is (supposed to be) true .

    Up to Windows 8.1 when you chose a view to folders in a specific library this view would apply to all sub folders of that library and stay if closed and re opened. This would work by individual library.

    So, I chose my view, closed the library, re opened and looked at a sub file. Here is the result.



    As you can see, the setting does not apply to the sub folders of that library. It will apply to all the main folders only. Each sub folder has to be set individually in view settings. This makes no sense and is really not practical.

    Like I said, this is a step back from earlier versions of Windows. I've looked everywhere for a fix but I'm at a loss.

    Thanks for your help.
    I've always had better luck making those settings in C:\Users and my log-in name. Libraries appear to be merely shortcuts to the actual Folders.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 20,809
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16199
       19 Sep 2016 #3

    Hello Zardoc,

    Usually you should be able to close the library after making the folder view changes helps to help make them be applied to all folders in the library.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 15063.138 and going
    Thread Starter
       20 Sep 2016 #4

    Hi Shawn,

    Yep that's also true, but it doesn't work. I don't know what the issue is.

    It's a clean Install.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 63
    Windows 10 Enterprise 1703 15063.138 and going
    Thread Starter
       22 Sep 2016 #5

    Berton said: View Post
    I've always had better luck making those settings in C:\Users and my log-in name. Libraries appear to be merely shortcuts to the actual Folders.
    Hi Berton,

    Tried that. No go.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    20 Oct 2016 #6

    yup, same issue here. no matter what you've set for every template view (outside and inside of Libraries), every single subfolder is set to the original "default" view (the one you get when you pick Reset Folders). Doing a properties, customize+apply-template-to-each-subfolder, doesn't do it. Neither does choosing "Optimize this library for:".

    Microsoft is so so so shitty at fixing things...
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 

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