1. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       26 Sep 2016 #1

    search view not remembered


    I've read a lot on this, but I don't find the solution.

    All my folder are set to "List" view.

    But when I search, the view is not list. I change it to list each time, but it only applies to current folder.

    How can I set "List" view for every search in every folders ? ("Apply to all" is greyed out when into search results)
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,520
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       26 Sep 2016 #2

    Hi, this is relatively inflexible.

    I would suggest you try Locate32 - this (along with Everything by Void Tools, and Ultrasearch) offer VERY fast find as you type search results- which can be restricted by size/date/extension/ etc etc- All freeware.

    Locate32 lets you specify the format of the results (normally I leave it as List)
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    If you've never used one of these, you will be surprised.
    Windows search does allow indexing of text document content- these tools don't.
    They index ALL files and folders once- pretty quickly- and then maintain an index.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       26 Sep 2016 #3

    I know these tools.

    The problem is that when I need to search, I'm inside a particular folder and I want to search only this folder. I don't want to leave that folder, then go in Locate32, and say to Locate32 the folder I want to search.

    So what I would need is a replacement of explorer that includes the search/view capabilities of those tools.
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  4. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,520
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       26 Sep 2016 #4

    You can specify the folder in Locate32.

    I appreciate this doesn't directly answer your question, maybe someone else knows better.

    Alternatively, you could consider a different file manager.
    For example, Directory Opus will use the same view in search as that of the original folder.
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  5. Joined : Aug 2015
    Posts : 17
    Windows 10
       03 Oct 2016 #5

    Any help please ? View settings should be remembered for all windows search. This is the most anoying problem with Windows 10 to me.
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  6. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,520
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       05 Oct 2016 #6

    Hello, can suggest nothing further, and no one else has contributed (yet). I can only suggest:
    - try a in-place upgrade repair install (or upgrade to 1607 if you're on an earlier build)
    - clean install
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