Windows 10: Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10  

Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast
    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10

    How to Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10
    Published by Category: Backup & Restore
    20 Mar 2017
    Designer Media Ltd

    Published by


    Brink's Avatar
    Administrator

    Posts: 22,125

    Show Printable Version 


    How to Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10

    information   Information
    In Windows, you can change the template, column width, Group by, Sort by, and layout view of the content of your folders to how you like.

    This tutorial will show you how to backup and restore folder view settings for any account in Windows 10.



    Here's How:

    1. Click/tap on the Download button below to download the .bat file below.

    Backup_and_Restore_Folder_View_Settings_Tool.bat

    download

    2. Save the .bat file to your desktop.

    3. Unblock the .bat file.

    4. Run the .bat file.

    5. Do what you would like to do in the Backup and Restore Folder View Settings Tool. (see screenshots below)
    Note   Note
    BACKUP:
    When you create a backup of your folder view settings, a Folder View Settings Backup folder will be saved to your desktop containing the exported .reg files from the registry for your folder view settings. You can save this folder where you like for safe keeping.

    RESTORE:
    When you wish to restore a back up of your folder view settings, you will need to first have the Folder View Settings Backup folder on your desktop with this exact same name to do so.



    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Backup_and_Restore_Folder_View_Settings_Tool-1.png 
Views:	216 
Size:	20.9 KB 
ID:	32706
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Backup_and_Restore_Folder_View_Settings_Tool-2.png 
Views:	146 
Size:	13.8 KB 
ID:	32707
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Backup_and_Restore_Folder_View_Settings_Tool-3.png 
Views:	151 
Size:	19.6 KB 
ID:	32708




    That's it,
    Shawn



  1. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 home 1607
       08 Nov 2016 #1

    Plz I don't speak english very well, but I m asking about if I took a back up of folders sorts & views for all my system
    and after that i ll make a clean install windows , after I install new windows if i restore this back up as u shown us , it ll return all folders sorts & views as I took before ? even i dont change the rename of this folders ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  2. Posts : 22,125
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       08 Nov 2016 #2

    Hello Ahmmad, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    It will only restore the folder views to how they were when backed up. It will not rename or create folders.
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  3. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 home 1607
       08 Nov 2016 #3

    Thank U Brink for your quick reply
    I see, but I mean now i must make clean install of windows 10 , and I ll re install a new one , i ll not change any folder name .
    i mean that if i restore this back up after clean installation of windows it ll return back the folders sorts and views i made before ?
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  4. Posts : 22,125
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       08 Nov 2016 #4

    The backup will only be able to restore the folder views of the folders that exist now and were included in the backup.

    If the folders are not the same, then their folder views will not be restored since they were not included in the backup.
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Apr 2017 at 16:30. Reason: typo
      My ComputersSystem Spec


  5. Posts : 5
    Windows 10 home 1607
       08 Nov 2016 #5

    I cant believe it , really after clean installation of windows ? oh my god
    thank alot Brink , u r really a genius
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  6. Posts : 22,125
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       08 Nov 2016 #6

      My ComputersSystem Spec

  7.    20 Dec 2016 #7

    This sounded like the solution to my disappearing settings on my Acer laptop -Other laptops don't have this problem. After removing "Type" and ordering name, date, size for "General Items"and "Documents", I ran the restore operation. The next day after waking/rebooting it's back to the original settings - but the Restore function does not change it back. First, why can't Windows remember these settings, and why does your batch program not work on my system?
    Acer Aspire SW3-013 Notebook ~~ drive C: 32GB SSD ~~ drive D: 64GB SD card
    Windows 10 Home 32-bit v1607 b14393.479
      My ComputerSystem Spec


  8. Posts : 22,125
    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 16241
    Thread Starter
       20 Dec 2016 #8

    Hello WaterCat,

    When you tried to restore your backed up folder view settings, did you do this below first? Just have to verify.

    RESTORE:
    When you wish to restore a back up of your folder view settings, you will need to first have the Folder View Settings Backup folder on your desktop with this exact same name to do so.
      My ComputersSystem Spec

  9.    21 Dec 2016 #9

    I moved the folder Folder View Settings Backup to D:\Tools\Folder View Settings Backup and edited the script (example below). When Explorer exits, the screen blanks, but it does not restart (running the command from a command prompt works fine.)
    set FFF=D:\TOOLS
    ...
    IF EXIST "%FFF%\Folder View Settings Backup" goto :response1
    ...
    REG IMPORT "%FFF%\Folder View Settings Backup\HKCU_Software_Microsoft_Windows_Shell_BagMRU.reg"
      My ComputerSystem Spec


 
Page 1 of 3 123 LastLast

Related Threads
Backup & Restore Backup and Restore Start Layout in Windows 10 in Tutorials
How to Backup and Restore Start Menu Layout in Windows 10 The layout of your Start menu includes how you resized the Start menu or full screen Start, pinned items, how the tiles of pinned items are sized, arranged into groups, and the group...
Hi everyone, I seem to be having 2 issues with Windows 10 Pro x64 that occur simultaneously. The 2 issues are that my desktop icon positions are not being remembered (always shifting to the left after reboot - auto align is off) and my folder...
How to Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10 In Windows, you can change the template, column width, Group by, Sort by, and layout view of items in your folders to how you like. This tutorial will show you how to reset folder...
Windows 10 - Backup/Restore/Recovery (Computer Dummy) I would like to enquire how to go about creating a system restore/backup/recovery for installed Windows 10. Two of my computers (Lenovo and 2x Medion) have a factory installed Windows 8...
Solved Reset folder view settings in Windows 10? in Performance & Maintenance
To put it directly, I'm looking for the Windows 10 equivalent of this: Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8
Our Sites
Site Links
About Us
Windows 10 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 10" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd
All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:42.
Find Us