Windows 10: How Stop Folder Settings From Changing?

  1.    07 Nov 2016 #1

    How Stop Folder Settings From Changing?

    Is there a registry fix to keep folder settings from changing? This is a really irritating problem. I tried everything, including suggestions. So I was wondering if someone came up with a reg fix.

    Thanks in advance ~ Sean.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2. Posts : 14
    Windows 10 pro x64 ver 1803 OS Build 17134.48
       08 Nov 2016 #2

    Hello Castleton,

    Yes, this does seem to have gone haywire like many other thins in the ADVERSARY Update as I call it.There is a thread on the forums showing "registry settings" to do just that (i.e. for a particular view). Check it out:

    ' Solved Windows 10 Aniv (or older) Search Details view setting not persistent - Windows 10 Forums '

    However, if you don't want to meddle with the Registry there is also another way:

    1. Just go to any folder and change the view of all the sub-folders and files inside to how you want them to show - for example "Details View". Arrange also the order of the columns to your liking,
    2. Now, click on the icon "Options" (not the arrow under it) at the top on the right in the ribbon available under VIEW Menu
    3. Click the View tab,
    4. Choose the "Apply to Folders" and finally,
    5. OK the next option to all folders of this type.

    Now, all the folders of this type will always open in that view. It will not disturb the order and views of folders higher in the hierarchy.

    Perhaps that helps.. and warm regards (it's been snowing here!),

      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    13 Nov 2016 #3

    I too have been having my folders reset on me and it's annoying. i have to fix it daily. I believe it started after the anniversary update.
      My ComputerSystem Spec


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