Windows 10: Cannot apply changes to folder view options Solved

  1.    27 Aug 2017 #1

    Cannot apply changes to folder view options

    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. Posts : 1,015
    Windows 10 Professional
       27 Aug 2017 #2

    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. Posts : 31,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
       27 Aug 2017 #3

    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. Posts : 850
    Windows 10 Home x64 and Pro x86
       27 Aug 2017 #4


    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

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  5.    28 Aug 2017 #5

    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. Posts : 31,237
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18214
       28 Aug 2017 #6

    Glad we could help. :)
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