Windows 10: Changing Built-In Folder View Templates For Windows Explorer

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  1. Posts : 7
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       20 Mar 2017 #11

    kado897 said: View Post
    I suspect the templates are stored in the registry under some undecipherable GUID. Your second point however is exactly what the tutorial I linked to is designed to do without the need for registry edits.
    Sadly the tutorial does not work for this specific issue.

    This is related to a bug in the anniversary edition of Windows 10. As such, the Libraries are ignoring the global "apply to all" folder setting, so no number of tutorials will help me.

    I appreciate the answers from everyone, but please can I ask that everyone kindly re-read my original post in order to avoid missing the point of this thread. If I have not clarified the exact issue in precise enough detail, please just advise and I'll try to make this even clearer for everyone to avoid confusion.

    I am in no way ungrateful for everyone trying to help, but so far everyone has sadly missed the gist of the issue here.

    The tutorial itself that has been suggested even talks about the "five built-in templates" in "Windows 10". Since there is a bug whereby Windows 10 Libraries are ignoring my custom views, I need to actually amend the built-in templates in order to fix the issue once and for all.

    Please advise if you have information or can find information regarding the details I would need to alter in the registry to make a forced change to these templates.

    Thank you kindly everyone!
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  2.    20 Mar 2017 #12

    I've come to the conviction that you can't apply the desired view to "all folders" in Libraries because, if you've added other locations, it might, through some strange phenomenon, change the view in the parent folder(s) that the Library link points to. I could be dreamin though, but that's my story and I'm stickin with it for now!
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       20 Mar 2017 #13

    Edwin said: View Post
    I've come to the conviction that you can't apply the desired view to "all folders" in Libraries because, if you've added other locations, it might, through some strange phenomenon, change the view in the parent folder that the Library link points to. I could be dreamin though!
    Libraries are not file system objects they are shell objects their presentation in File Explorer is entirely overseen by the shell. They are physically stored in the file system as XML objects located at C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries. You can view and modify(probably not a good idea) the XML in a text editor.
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit
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       20 Mar 2017 #14

    kado897 said: View Post
    Libraries are not file system objects they are shell objects their presentation in File Explorer is entirely overseen by the shell. They are physically stored in the file system as XML objects located at C:\Users\[username]\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries. You can view and modify(probably not a good idea) the XML in a text editor.
    Thanks for the info. Those XML objects seem to apply to the actual system Libraries themselves though.

    I'm trying to amend the built-in templates in Windows that just happen to share the sames names as these Libraries.
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       20 Mar 2017 #15

    anselhelm said: View Post
    Thanks for the info. Those XML objects seem to apply to the actual system Libraries themselves though.

    I'm trying to amend the built-in templates in Windows that just happen to share the sames names as these Libraries.
    Yes that's correct. They are the library definition files.
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