1.    3 Weeks Ago #1
    Join Date : Jun 2016
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    Windows 10

    Setting File Explorer columns - and KEEPING them


    Having set Win 10 columns (types and positions) Iíve several times used the option to apply this to ALL. But this never seems to survive, even within a session (i.e. before a reboot). Is there a registry hack or a freeware tool that can achieve this reliably please? And can this work for all file browser dialogues as well as File Explorer folders?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2.    3 Weeks Ago #2
    Join Date : Jun 2016
    Posts : 159
    Windows 10
    Thread Starter

    After a tip elsewhere I found a string "BagMRU Size" at:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local>Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\S hell

    It had no value assigned. I optimistically modified it to 10000 and that seems to have worked.

    My setting is now appearing on all half dozen or so 'similar' folders.

    Anyone have any ideas as to how that (rather important?) registry setting can have been created with no value assigned?

    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  3.    3 Weeks Ago #3
    Join Date : Jul 2017
    London UK
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Home

    if you have automatic folder type discovery enabled windows can determine it's own folder view settings based on folder content (as far as I know)

    I keep it disabled and apply general template to all folders and subfolders but that's my personal preference. See note under Option 3 here;

    Change Folder Template in Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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