Cannot set file explorer file view

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  1.    19 Dec 2016 #1

    Cannot set file explorer file view

    For some reason my win 10 (64 b) install always shows images in file view instead of Details.
    When I try to apply the details setting to all folders, that selection is always grayed out.
    Can someone help?
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  2. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       19 Dec 2016 #2

    Are you trying to change this using File Explorer Options in the Control Panel or are you opening File Explorer/File/change folder and search options? Because when I use the 2nd option I can make changes, but if I go through Control Panel I cannot.
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  3.    19 Dec 2016 #3

    Thanks for the quick response.
    When I use the 1st option the "Apply to folders" is not grayed out but it doesn't work. When I set to" details" for all folders, the next folder I open shows images again.
    With the 2nd option, it's grayed out.
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  4.    19 Dec 2016 #4

    In File Explorer, go to the toolbar to View/Details
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  5.    19 Dec 2016 #5

    That works only for one folder. As soon as I open the next one, it's images again.
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  6.    19 Dec 2016 #6

    You have to do it for each folder.
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  7.    19 Dec 2016 #7

    For Pete's sake, I have hundreds of folders.
    What is that "Apply to all folders" for if not for that?
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  8. Posts : 167
    Windows 10 Ent, Pro & Home
       19 Dec 2016 #8

    Try this info. Default Folder View?
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  9.    19 Dec 2016 #9

    I downloaded that bat file and ran it and I still see the images although my picture template was set to "Details".
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  10. Berton's Avatar
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    Win10 Home and Pro, Win10 Insider Preview, WinXP Home Premium, Linux Mint
       19 Dec 2016 #10

    I've seen the issue on some External USB drives [removable drives] while the Internal drives in the same computer don't have the problem.
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