1.    27 Aug 2017 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 6
    windows 10

    Cannot apply changes to folder view options


    Hi
    Have been using windows 10 for a few months and the other day had this update from windows that changed all my
    preferred settings, especially my preferred view type for my mp3 music folders and I cannot select apply changes in view in folder options, it's just gray not selectable like i could before the update or upgrade. any help would be appreciated thank you.
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  2.    27 Aug 2017 #2
    Join Date : Jul 2016
    Granite Bay, CA
    Posts : 718
    Windows 10 Professional

    You're not doing a search within the folder before going to go to the location to press that button, right?
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  3.    27 Aug 2017 #3
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Hello Mat, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    In addition, be sure that you open Folder Options from the ribbon of the opened folder window you want to apply from. If you open Folder Options separately from the Control Panel or other location instead, then the "Apply to Folders" button will be grayed out.

    Apply Folder View to All Folders of Same Type in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  4.    27 Aug 2017 #4
    Join Date : Apr 2015
    Posts : 271
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86

    Mat,

    I hope Brink's tutorial helps you set your folder views up again. When that is done then you could usefully back them up so that you can quickly restore them if a future Windows update changes them again - see Backup and restore Default folder views - Forum article

    Denis
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  5.    28 Aug 2017 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2017
    Posts : 6
    windows 10
    Thread Starter

    Thank you so much guy's for that, worked beautifully and sorry for the newb question because it was getting a little frustrating. thanks again.
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  6.    28 Aug 2017 #6
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Posts : 25,287
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046

    Glad we could help.
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