Windows 10: How to add a new column to the Pictures folder and all sub-folders? Solved


  1. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64 1703 15063.483
       17 Mar 2017 #1

    How to add a new column to the Pictures folder and all sub-folders?


    I have a lot of pictures of my granddaughter taken by my camera, my daughter’s camera & phone, and my son-in-law’s phone at the same place and time.

    For example, we were all at Disney World at the same time. I would like to add the “Camera model” to all Details views to help me sort the thousands of pictures into separate folders.
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  2. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2017 #2

    Welcome to TenForums @tockx16jolt

    What you want is easily done. First go to one of the folders containing the pictures. In the Details view, right-click on the headings line (Name, Date, Type, etc.) which brings up a list of other headings you can add. Click More... to find 'Camera model' and tick its box.

    Now you can apply this view to all folders of this type, see this tutorial.
    Folder View - 'Apply to Folders' in Windows 10
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  3. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64 1703 15063.483
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2017 #3

    Bree said: View Post
    Welcome to TenForums @tockx16jolt
    What you want is easily done. First go to one of the folders containing the pictures. In the Details view, right-click on the headings line (Name, Date, Type, etc.) which brings up a list of other headings you can add. Click More... to find 'Camera model' and tick its box.
    Now you can apply this view to all folders of this type, see this tutorial.
    Folder View - 'Apply to Folders' in Windows 10
    I think I remembered in Win7 & XP, that "All folders" was actual every folder on the entire hard disk. When I wanted to see hidden files and file extensions, it affect ALL files on the hard disk. Did something change or am I not remembering what happened "back in the day"?
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  4. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2017 #4

    The key sentence in the tutorial is...
    While browsing folders in File Explorer, you can apply the view settings of the current folder to all folders on your PC that are optimized for the same folder template type
    There are default views templates for different types of folders in Windows 10, as indeed there were in XP.

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    Modify the view of any folder optimized for Pictures and you can apply that view to all other folders that are optimized for Pictures - and ONLY those folders that use the Pictures view.
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  5. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64 1703 15063.483
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2017 #5

    So, If somehow I had accidentally had the Pictures folder set as General, I would end up changing all the General folders... right?

    So, there are only five template types?
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  6. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2017 #6

    Yes. Make sure the folder you are adding 'Camera model' to is optimized for Pictures before you start.

    ...and Yes.
    Information
    Windows 10 includes five built-in templates that you can select to optimize the view of your drives, folders, and libraries for General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, or Videos.
    Folder Template - Change in Windows 10
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  7. Posts : 18
    Windows 10 Home x64 1703 15063.483
    Thread Starter
       17 Mar 2017 #7

    Thanks for teaching this old dog new tricks.
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  8. Posts : 4,512
    10 Home x64 (1709) (10 Pro on 2nd pc)
       17 Mar 2017 #8

    You're welcome
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