Windows 10: Libraries No Longer Displays Folder's View Setting

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  1.    02 Oct 2016 #1

    Libraries No Longer Displays Folder's View Setting


    Since the latest update, viewing a folder from within a library shows the view setting (list, details, tiles etc.) that the library has set rather than the view set for that actual folder.

    Before the update, it would show the way the folder itself was set up therefore I could use the "Apply view to all folders" function and set every folder to list. Now, each folder does remember its view setting from within the library but I can't find a way to set it for them all, I'd have to go in to each folder individually and set the view to list.

    Is there a new way around this or is it a bug from the new update?

    Edit: It doesn't even remember each folder's settings so I can't find any way at all of using the library with list view other than changing it each time I look in the folder.
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  2. Posts : 5,681
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       02 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi thegummy!

    Check this tutorials by Brink: folder-template-change-windows-10
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  3.    02 Oct 2016 #3

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Hi thegummy!

    Check this tutorials by Brink: folder-template-change-windows-10
    Thanks for the reply but that only shows how to set one of the pre-configured folder types; none of which have list view, they're only details or tiles.
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       02 Oct 2016 #4

    It works for me (if I understand you correctly).

    I opened pictures folder and set a view to "list". Applied to all folder of this type and every folder in Pictures is presented in list view.
    In tutorials is detailed view just an example, because this view differs the most for different types.
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  5.    02 Oct 2016 #5

    AndreTen said: View Post
    It works for me (if I understand you correctly).

    I opened pictures folder and set a view to "list". Applied to all folder of this type and every folder in Pictures is presented in list view.
    In tutorials is detailed view just an example, because this view differs the most for different types.
    It works when viewing an individual folder but it doesn't work for libraries.
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       02 Oct 2016 #6

    thegummy said: View Post
    It works when viewing an individual folder but it doesn't work for libraries.
    Sorry, just didn't believe it at first. You are right. View in libraries is set just for first level of folders. When you go deeper inside, picture (example) are shown in typical view - large icon.

    Same folders, browsed from Pictures folder, remain list view...

    You could post feedback to MS. Send me a link and I will upvote ...

    Edit: workaround (if it suits you) could be to pin relevant folders to Quick Access and starts from there.
    We could bring attention for this to @Brink, if he can come with better solution.
    Last edited by AndreTen; 02 Oct 2016 at 17:39.
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  7.    02 Oct 2016 #7

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Sorry, just didn't believe it at first. You are right. View in libraries is set just for first level of folders. When you go deeper inside, picture (example) are shown in typical view - large icon.

    Same folders, browsed from Pictures folder, remain list view...

    You could post feedback to MS. Send me a link and I will upvote ...

    Edit: workaround (if it suits you) could be to pin relevant folders to Quick Access and starts from there.
    We could bring attention for this to @Brink, if he can come with better solution.
    Thanks AndreTen, appreciate your efforts to help.

    It's frustrating when something that's worked fine for 6 years suddenly no longer works. Weird thing is, it did work as normal in Windows 10 until the latest update.

    Unfortunately the quick access pinning wouldn't help; my situation is that I have a hard disk full of videos and another hard disk half full and want them all to be displayed together as if they were in one folder. One way I could do it would be to create a multi-disk spanned volume but it would mean that if one of the hard disks fails, it would take the other down with it.

    Can only hope the next update goes back to the old way!
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  8. Posts : 5,681
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       03 Oct 2016 #8

    thegummy said: View Post
    Thanks AndreTen, appreciate your efforts to help.

    It's frustrating when something that's worked fine for 6 years suddenly no longer works. Weird thing is, it did work as normal in Windows 10 until the latest update.

    Unfortunately the quick access pinning wouldn't help; my situation is that I have a hard disk full of videos and another hard disk half full and want them all to be displayed together as if they were in one folder. One way I could do it would be to create a multi-disk spanned volume but it would mean that if one of the hard disks fails, it would take the other down with it.

    Can only hope the next update goes back to the old way!
    Have you considered using symbolic links?

    You can make (i.e.) new folder called allvideos, and put two symbolic link in there - pointing at both video folders.
    Use is simple, start command prompt as administrator and type mklink /D "C:\location\newname for videos1" "X:\path to 1st drive\videos"
    Note quotes for names that contain spaces.

    It is kind of making your libraries.

    MKLINK [[/D] | [/H] | [/J]] Link Target

    /D Creates a directory symbolic link. Default is a file
    symbolic link.
    /H Creates a hard link instead of a symbolic link.
    /J Creates a Directory Junction.
    Link Specifies the new symbolic link name.
    Target Specifies the path (relative or absolute) that the new link
    refers to.

    C:\WINDOWS\system32>
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  9.    03 Oct 2016 #9

    AndreTen said: View Post
    Have you considered using symbolic links?

    You can make (i.e.) new folder called allvideos, and put two symbolic link in there - pointing at both video folders.
    Use is simple, start command prompt as administrator and type mklink /D "C:\location\newname for videos1" "X:\path to 1st drive\videos"
    Note quotes for names that contain spaces.

    It is kind of making your libraries.
    Can 2 folders be symbolic linked to the same destination folder so that new folder would display the contents of both?
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  10. Posts : 5,681
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       03 Oct 2016 #10

    thegummy said: View Post
    Can 2 folders be symbolic linked to the same destination folder so that new folder would display the contents of both?
    Or you can just link one of them to another...

    This is link to how-to-geek article, but there are many others. I used to organize my music library like this before (no need any more).
    Admit, I didn't check if folders view is kept, but it should be.
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