Windows 10: File Chooser details always seem to get reset Solved

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  1. Posts : 27,201
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Sep 2017 #11

    You could use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders. You basically would first set all folders to have the same template, set the folder view of a folder how you want, and then "Apply to folders".

    However, this doesn't prevent changing the folder view of any specific folder though.

    Set Default Folder View for all Folders in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials



    If you mean the inheritance feature in permissions, then that wouldn't have any affect on folder views. That's for access rights from the parent folder/drive instead.
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  2.    02 Sep 2017 #12

    Yes, that is what I do - all my folder types - the default template - is set to 'NotSpecified'.
    It has always been like that. Unless some update changes it. I run that BAT file to reset things when I see the changes happening.
    So Automatic Folder Type Discovery should be off.
    By inherit folder view, I mean this view setting, not permissions:
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  3. Posts : 27,201
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Sep 2017 #13

    Ah, ok. Using that would only apply the template to all subfolders with the default folder view for that template.
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  4.    02 Sep 2017 #14

    Yes, but that 'inherit' applies to what kinds of subfolders - links, junctions, etc. in subfolders? Or just normal folders?

    For example, if I go to c:\users\jim (my user folder) and select that for all its subfolders , my desktop, for example, does not inherit that view, I think, because it is a library or maybe a special system folder type, or whatever it is called. And, does AppData inherit that and all its subfolders?

    Or maybe it does, I'm confused, by all these paths to the same thing.

    That is the basic question I'm asking: Is there a reference I could read that describes how this is supposed to work?

    I'm not trying to argue, I'm just trying to understand what I don't understand about this.
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  5. Posts : 27,201
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Sep 2017 #15

    No worries Jim. I understand.

    I haven't found an updated reference from Microsoft.

    Using your example "C:\Users\jim", using that would apply the "General items" folder template with its default folder view to the "Jim" folder and all subfolders.
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  6.    02 Sep 2017 #16

    Here is a good example.
    I had just set every path I could find to my desktop to have the general folder view with all my details set up.
    I'm sure it was working fine.
    I just downloaded the Bat file from:
    Change Folder Template in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    That resets the default view.
    After doing that, I notice two things:

    1) my toolbars on the tray are gone
    2) my desktop view reverted back to an earlier version:
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    It did look like this when viewed from that same path a few minutes before I executed the Bat file:
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  7.    02 Sep 2017 #17

    Note also that the view that changed has the column 'Item type' which I have never set for myself, I always use 'Type'.
    I don't know where this new view came from, but it isn't anything I set up.
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  8. Posts : 27,201
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Sep 2017 #18

    If you used the .bat file in step 2 of Option 3, then that would reset all folder views/templates back to default. The new column was part of the default view.

    You would want to apply a default template (ex: .bat file in step 3 of Option 3) first, set the folder view and columns how you want, then "Apply to Folders".
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  9.    02 Sep 2017 #19

    Maybe that was it.
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  10. Posts : 27,201
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17604
       02 Sep 2017 #20

    It sounds like that would have been.
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