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  1.    29 Jul 2015 #1
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Default Folder View?


    Is there a way to globally change the Default Folder View? I've used Folder Options | View | Apply to Folders a few times, but it only seems to stick on folders I've opened.
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  2.    29 Jul 2015 #2
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Nigel,

    You can use the same method in the tutorial below in Windows 10 to set and apply a folder view to all folders.

    Folder Template - Set Default for All Folders in Windows 8
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  3.    29 Jul 2015 #3
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    Thanks, but I don't really want to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery, just use large icons rather than list.
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  4.    29 Jul 2015 #4
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    That's ok.

    If you like, you could also use the method below to apply that setting to all folders with the same folder template. You would just need to repeat it in folders that each have a different folder template. Your user folders in This PC would be good for this.

    Folder View - in Windows 8
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  5.    30 Jul 2015 #5
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    Yeah, I did this. I guess I need to find what template some of my folders are using.
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  6.    01 Nov 2015 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello Nigel,

    You can use the same method in the tutorial below in Windows 10 to set and apply a folder view to all folders.

    Folder Template - Set Default for All Folders in Windows 8

    I did this and it works great...but... It defaults to sorting by Date Modified... I'd like it to default sorting by Name. I know how to make this change and apply it to all folders, but it doesn't get applied to _newly created_ folders, which is what I'm trying to accomplish.

    I have looked extensively for documentation on this registry key and what all of the available switches might be, but I can't find anything other than reposts of this line:

    REG ADD "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell" /V FolderType /T REG_SZ /D NotSpecified /F

    Is there any more information you can offer on this topic?

    Thanks,

    Eric
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  7.    01 Nov 2015 #7
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17017

    Hello Eric, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    Using the tutorial below to set a default view how you like for all folders should work for you instead.

    Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8
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  8.    30 Jun 2016 #8
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    Windows 10 Enterprise 1709 16299.15 and off we go

    Apparently it doesn't seem to work properly with libraries. There also isn't an option to apply to all in libraries.
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  9.    30 Jun 2016 #9
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    Quote Originally Posted by Zardoc View Post
    Apparently it doesn't seem to work properly with libraries. There also isn't an option to apply to all in libraries.
    Libaries aren't folders ... just change the presentation to your liking (columns, views, arrange by, group by, view, etc) and closed the specific lib.

    You have to do it on each lib separately, they each have their own file or section in a file - I forget which.
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  10.    07 Jul 2016 #10
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    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Libaries aren't folders ... just change the presentation to your liking (columns, views, arrange by, group by, view, etc) and closed the specific lib.

    You have to do it on each lib separately, they each have their own file or section in a file - I forget which.
    I know that they aren't folders, but usually, like you mentioned when you set a certain view to a library it will apply to all it's folders.

    Well, not with latest version of insider 14379
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