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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2017 #10

    Michael said: View Post
    The non-icon desktop layout options seem to have been removed in 1703

    Thank you @Michael. I have added a note for this in the tutorial.
    Last edited by Brink; 29 Apr 2017 at 10:36.
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       29 Apr 2017 #11

    how about a .reg or .bat file to restore custom folder view setting after a clean install? after i reinstall windows the first thing i do is reassign my secondary drives/partitions there previous drive letters. in doing this i don't have to change various setting in my backup for various programs like my browsers, winstep, etc.... but where various view settings are concerned it can be weeks before i reset each and every folder. i would rather have click and done on the various view settings so i can open a folder and just do what i open that folder for instead of opening the folder, adjusting the view, and then doing what i opened the folder for. thanks
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  3. Brink's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2017 #12

    Hello @ChaChaLaBoom, :)

    If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to backup and restore your folder view settings.

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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  4.    29 Apr 2017 #13

    Here's another way to change the desktop layout, for any AutoIt users:
    Code:
    #include <GUIListView.au3>
    _GUICtrlListView_SetView(ControlGetHandle('', 'FolderView', 'SysListView321'), 2)
    Put that in an .au3 file in your Startup folder, and it will switch to List view at login.

    You can change the last 2 to a 1 for Details view, or 4 for Tiles.
    Last edited by Michael; 29 Apr 2017 at 11:38.
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       29 Apr 2017 #14

    Brink said: View Post
    Hello @ChaChaLaBoom, :)

    If you like, you could use the method in the tutorial below to backup and restore your folder view settings.

    Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
    cool thanks ever so much
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  6. Brink's Avatar
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       29 Apr 2017 #15

    You're most welcome. :)
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  7.    07 Dec 2017 #16

    Hello, Brink!
    I am a brand new forum-user stuck in a conundrum regarding the "folder-views", more specifically, the view known as "List". After the recent Features Update (which was released this year around in December(?)), upon updating my OS I found that my List layout had changed dramatically, with giant blocks of empty space being extended in-between these vertical rows of miscellaneous files. This is of great concern with me because it nullifies the one purpose I found with the List-view in that it was compact and I did not have trouble finding any files that way. You may refer to the equal question i had posted on the Microsoft Community Forums, where, thus far, I have not been able to find a solution to this problem:

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    Alternatively I may upload the exhibits here in case of any issues with the hyperlink:

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    This view...

    now looks like this:
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    Any suggestions towards fixing this problem, would be greatly appreciated as I would prefer to keep the latest OS update, rather than risk getting exposed due to an outdated OS.

    - Best Regards!
    - Mailer
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  8. Brink's Avatar
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       07 Dec 2017 #17

    Hello Mailer, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I'm afraid that I don't know of a way yet to change this either.
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  9.    16 Jun 2018 #18

    Option 2 - Can these be changed?


    Does anyone know if there is a way to change, possibly via the registry, which 2 View Options are visible at the bottom right hand corner of the screen? It would be nice to be able to just have my preferred 2 options rather than the 2 that Microsoft has picked or having to go up to the View Tab and then picking the option I want for new folders.
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  10. Brink's Avatar
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       16 Jun 2018 #19

    Hello PMCF, and welcome to Ten Forums.

    I haven't seen anything for changing those in Option Two so far. They appear to be hard coded.
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