Changing default Date column in File Explorer Solved

  1.    05 Feb 2017 #1

    Changing default Date column in File Explorer

    One change I dislike in Win 10 is the 'Date' column. This seems to be the same as Date Created, which I rarely want to see. By far the most useful date for me is Date Modified, which was the standard in XP. How do I set that as the column that will always appear in all folders please, replacing 'Date'?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Build 1803
       05 Feb 2017 #2

    If you right click in the column title area you can turn on "Date Modified" and disable "Date Created".Then in the ribbon at the top, on right hand side click "Options". Then View tab, then "Apply to folders"
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  3. Kari's Avatar
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       05 Feb 2017 #3

    At least in all my Windows 10 installations Date Modified is default. If not happy with it I can select other date related details as Sort / Group criteria.

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  4. Brink's Avatar
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18277
       05 Feb 2017 #4

    Hello Terry,

    If you like, you could set all folders to use the same template (ex: "General Items"), set a folder how you want for its folder view, then apply to all folders using the method in the tutorial below.

    Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 10
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  5.    05 Feb 2017 #5

    Thanks both, I'll try that as soon as I get back to my PC.
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       05 Feb 2017 #6

    You're most welcome. Please let us know how it went. :)
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  7.    06 Feb 2017 #7

    Works a treat thanks. And I'm embarrrased I didn't find it myself, as it was one of the first things I did some 15 years ago on my XP PC, my previous computer before this. I guess I'm still having some difficulty finding everything in that rather complex 'ribbon'.

    (Same issue in my new version of Excel, '365', as Win 10 refused to run my trusty Excel 2000 .)
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       06 Feb 2017 #8

    Great news.

    It does take some time to get used to when you're used to the previous way. :)
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