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  1. Posts : 245
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
       #10

    Shawn said:
    ...as should be.

    Q1: Why do you say that? Is it written somewhere?

    Q2: What happens if you go down one level (or more) in "This PC" and repeat the procedure?

    In my case, as I said earlier, the root folder and every folder under the root folder allows folder options to be changed.
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  2. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #11

    Q1) Normally, it's always been that way since "This PC" is technically not a folder and more of a location.

    Q2) If you go down any level in "This PC", you'll no longer be on "This PC" though.

    Just to verify, are you opening Folder Options while directly on and from "This PC" and not down any levels of "This PC"? Basically, with only "This PC" showing in the address bar of File Explorer.
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  3. Posts : 245
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
       #12

    Shawn said:
    Just to verify, are you opening Folder Options while directly on and from "This PC" and not down any levels of "This PC"?

    As shown in the screenshot in post #5, the root folder "This PC" was highlighted but closed.
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  4. Posts : 56,050
    Multi-boot Windows 10/11 - RTM, RP, Beta, and Insider
       #13

    Brink said:
    It looks like you opened Folder Options from within the Documents folder instead of This PC though.
    Correct....oops....

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  5. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #14

    OldGrantonian said:
    As shown in the screenshot in post #5, the root folder "This PC" was highlighted but closed.
    Ok. It just wasn't clear since the screenshot didn't show the full path in the address bar to determine.
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  6. Posts : 245
    Windows 10 Pro 2004
       #15

    Based on all the comments, I think we should use a preliminary caution to the user. I don't think it should be buried in Step 4:

    You can't use the following procedure to customize a folder within the Libraries folder - for example, Pictures. But you can access such a folder from within This PC.

    Note 1: There may be a dozen other ways to access a specific folder, but let's keep this simple.

    Note 2: For the "This PC" folder itself, we've just seen that it may or may not be possible to apply the procedure. But I think we should just keep this a secret among ourselves. Some users might want to customize the folder properties for This PC, but I can't think of any reason why they would then subsequently want to apply that same customization to "all folders of the same template type". Which folder could possibly have the same template as This PC? So I now see that the Apply To Folders button SHOULD be disabled. My display looks like XP, because I use Classic Shell and Taskbar Tweaker. So that might have screwed up the permissions.

    Note 3: I don't think we need to mention Control Panel. (a) A user who follows your instructions will never be in Control Panel. (b) I think MS want to wean users on to "Settings" rather than Control Panel - which is used only by dinosaurs such a myself.

    Thanks.
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  7. Posts : 516
    Windows 10 Enterprise
       #16

    What bothers me is that you could change the view settings to the librairies in windows 8. Unfortunately you cannot apply this method any more. The funny part is that the reason is that library are not folders but locations as Shawn mentioned. But it did work in Win 8. Go figure
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  8. Posts : 25
    Windows 10
       #17

    Hi Brink.... Great tutorial. Thanks for sharing your knowledge.

    Question for you.... I customized my Documents folder view to include both Date Modified and Date Created. But, there is also a column available for just "Date". I added the "Date" column to experiment and, on my PC, it matches Date Modified for some files and folders, but Date Created for others. I know how Date Modified and Date Created timestamps work, but I'm confused about the "Date" timestamp. Do you know how it is supposed to work?
    Just curious.

    Thanks.
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  9. Posts : 61,510
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Thread Starter
       #18

    Hello Toby,

    The Date column shows the earlier of Date created and Date modified, ignoring Date accessed.

    If there is a date specified in the details properties (ex: "Date taken") of say a JPG, it'll show in the Date column instead no matter whether it is before or after other dates present.
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  10. Posts : 25
    Windows 10
       #19

    Thanks Brink. I appreciate the clarification. Have a great week.
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