Windows 10: Export Folder View Settings from Windows 10 Registry Solved


  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
       19 Oct 2017 #1

    Export Folder View Settings from Windows 10 Registry


    I've been trying to export my folder view settings from the registry so I can port the settings to any new Windows 10 installs or just whenever Windows decides to reset them.

    I tried using an application called Regshot to make a snapshot of the registry, change a setting, and make a 2nd snapshot and compare, but didn't have much success, as seemingly unrelated reg values were changing.

    The one setting I did find was thanks to this website: Change Folder Template in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials which allows all folders to show up as Details view, but it is only one piece of the puzzle.

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    Attached screenshot is how I have my folder view setup and want exported.

    These are the settings that I would like to know the associated registry files for:
    -Folder dimensions (I have it set to 800x600, as shown in the attached screenshot)
    -Column order (In the attached screenshot it's shown in the order of Name > Size > Type > Date Modified)
    -Colum width (Basically only the Name column is made wider with the other 3 left the default size.)

    I've managed to find the Advanced Folder View settings under [HKEY_USERS\S-1-5-21-4045222575-3152731927-3735503414-1001\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced] so I think those are all set for me.

    Any help would be appreciated.
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  2. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,358
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       19 Oct 2017 #2

    Hello cromalo, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, the tutorial below can help show you how to backup and restore your folder view settings.

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 Home x64
    Thread Starter
       19 Oct 2017 #3

    Doh... I searched many different things and never found that page. Thank you!
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  4. Brink's Avatar
    Posts : 32,358
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 18242
       19 Oct 2017 #4

    You're most welcome.
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