File Explorer: Manually assign file types to set type of views?

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    File Explorer: Manually assign file types to set type of views?

    I think I'll need a third-party app to do this, or back in the day we had custom super tweaks to windows that could do these things but... explained hopefully as simply as possible;

    In File Explorer I would love to have a way it knows what type of items are within that folder and then assign a set view to that folder. Now I think it may (supposed) to be doing this automatically or at least it used to? So if you have all .jpg\.bmp files (pictures) in a folder it defaults to tiles view. If it finds all .mpg files it defaults to tiles view etc.

    And I know I can customize the folders for a specific type using the drop down and choosing "pictures\music\videos" etc. but windows apparently has it's own idea of what those items are.

    Specifically I work with a lot of .m2ts\.m2v\.vob video type files and currently I have to tell windows what is inside each of those folders and set the view to "tiles" or just set the folder to "tiles". The problem is I have a lot and would need to change each folder to tiles view on my own and I work with a lot of these types on a temporary basis so each time I create a new folder with these types of file extensions it would be nice if it knew these were video files on it's own and default to a tiles or whatever I set view.

    Now I know explorer used to have (not sure if it still does) an auto discover setting to id these file types and if it does then there should be I would guess a registry entry saying something like .avi etc are all video files and open in this view, if there were something like that I could add on to it my own files I wanted included in there.

    I have tried some third party explorer replacements and even purchased one but honestly I keep coming back to the windows explorer, I know they can be customized to do what I want but the endless other customization I really do not need.

    Thanks for any ideas!
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  2. dalchina's Avatar
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    Win 10 Pro (1903)

    Hi, perhaps something like this may be of interest:
    Apply Folder View to All Folders of Same Type in Windows 10 | Tutorials

    Links to more such at end, or search
    Windows 10 Tutorial Index | Tutorials
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