Windows 10: How to customize default search view ? Solved

  1.    21 Dec 2016 #1

    How to customize default search view ?


    Hi everyone,

    So I already know how to customize de default view in the explorer for General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, or Videos folders, but how to do the same for the search results ?

    Basically, if you customize the view for any search on the folder c:\toto, any search that would happen later on that c:\toto folder will keep the customized view settings. But I can't find any clue on how to apply these settings for any folder.

    Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  2.    21 Dec 2016 #2

    JackyJacks said: View Post
    Basically, if you customize the view for any search on the folder c:\toto, any search that would happen later on that c:\toto folder will keep the customized view settings. But I can't find any clue on how to apply these settings for any folder.
    Could you provide any screenshots to explain it in a pictorial form?
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  3.    21 Dec 2016 #3

    Well I tried to say it clear, but here are the screenshot to be crystal clear

    Let say you have to folders at the root of C drive, folder 1 and folder 2.
    I go in folder 1 and make a search on txt extensions:
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    Now you can see the default "search view", which I don't like so I manually customize the view to get this:
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    Then, I go in folder 2 and make a new search again. The default search view is displayed...
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    So this is my point, I'd like to customize that default search view.
    Please note that if I get back to folder 1 and make any search, the customized settings previously selected are still on, so the search view is saved somewhere on a folder basis.

    Hope this can help you help me
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  4.    21 Dec 2016 #4

    Ok I found the perfect solution !
    I did search the forum before posting my thread but I missed this one :
    How to change default Folder View of Search Results

    So basically here is the procedure to apply you preferred display settings to the default search view:
    1- Create a new folder anywhere, also create a dumb file into it
    2- Go inside the folder and peform a search
    3- Apply you beloved custome view mpanually
    4- Close the explorer window
    5- Open the registry and browse to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags"
    6- Inside this key, you'll find a list of keys corresponding to stored data for your folders, the keys are named after an incremental number, that's why you had to create a new folder at the first place, so, find the highest key number within the list
    7- If you did not browse anything since you closed the search, inside the highest key you should find a key named "Shell" and inside it, a key named "{7FDE1A1E-8B31-49A5-93B8-6BE14CFA4943}"
    8- Export that "{7FDE1A1E-8B31-49A5-93B8-6BE14CFA4943}" key to a reg file on your desktop (or anywhere you like)
    9- Edit that exported reg file into the notepad (or any text editor you like )
    10- In the key path, replace the number of you folder occurence (from point 6) to "AllFolders"
    11- Save the reg file and double click on it to apply it
    12- Voilà, your customized default search view is now applied !

    Note that the new customized default view will not apply to folders where you previously already searched into, because any time you search a folder it will create the per folder settings that has priority on the default settings.

    Cheers
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  5.    21 Dec 2016 #5

    JackyJacks said: View Post

    So basically here is the procedure to apply you preferred display settings to the default search view:
    1- Create a new folder anywhere, also create a dumb file into it
    2- Go inside the folder and peform a search
    3- Apply you beloved custome view mpanually
    4- Close the explorer window
    5- Open the registry and browse to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags"
    6- Inside this key, you'll find a list of keys corresponding to stored data for your folders, the keys are named after an incremental number, that's why you had to create a new folder at the first place, so, find the highest key number within the list
    7- If you did not browse anything since you closed the search, inside the highest key you should find a key named "Shell" and inside it, a key named "{7FDE1A1E-8B31-49A5-93B8-6BE14CFA4943}"
    8- Export that "{7FDE1A1E-8B31-49A5-93B8-6BE14CFA4943}" key to a reg file on your desktop (or anywhere you like)
    9- Edit that exported reg file into the notepad (or any text editor you like )
    10- In the key path, replace the number of you folder occurence (from point 6) to "AllFolders"
    11- Save the reg file and double click on it to apply it
    12- Voilà, your customized default search view is now applied !
    I can't believie it's so simple
    Anyway, I'm really glad you found the solution and explained it in much detail.
      My ComputerSystem Spec

  6.    21 Dec 2016 #6

    Oh yeah and one more thing !

    "{7FDE1A1E-8B31-49A5-93B8-6BE14CFA4943}" is actually the key for "generic search folders", you also need to apply the same procedure to all type of folders (you can also apply different settings for each kind):
    - "{ea25fbd7-3bf7-409e-b97f-3352240903f4}" for "video search folders"
    - "{71689ac1-cc88-45d0-8a22-2943c3e7dfb3}" for "music search folders"
    - "{4dcafe13-e6a7-4c28-be02-ca8c2126280d}" for "pictures search folders"
    - "{36011842-dccc-40fe-aa3d-6177ea401788}" for "document search folders"

    Well I'm done here (hopefully)





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