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  1. Brink's Avatar
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       29 Jul 2018 #20

    You're most welcome.
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  2.    12 Oct 2018 #21

    Apply to Folders doesn't change all folders


    When I take the following steps to rearrange my columns so "Type" is moved down and click Apply to Folders, the change does not go through all folders. I have to go through each folder and rearrange columns one by one. Is there a better way or am I doing something wrong?

    WIN+E; From the View tab, Current view group, Group by list arrow, click Choose columns; from Choose Details dialog, highlight Type; click Move Down to move it to end of list; OK.

    View tab, Options, View tab, Apply to Folders, OK.
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       12 Oct 2018 #22

    Arzi said: View Post
    When I take the following steps to rearrange my columns so "Type" is moved down and click Apply to Folders, the change does not go through all folders. I have to go through each folder and rearrange columns one by one. Is there a better way or am I doing something wrong?

    WIN+E; From the View tab, Current view group, Group by list arrow, click Choose columns; from Choose Details dialog, highlight Type; click Move Down to move it to end of list; OK.

    View tab, Options, View tab, Apply to Folders, OK.

    Hello Arzi,

    To apply to all folders instead of just all folders using the same template, you would want to use the tutorial below.

    Set Default Folder View for all Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  4.    12 Oct 2018 #23

    Hi and thank you. But no luck. I note in the link you sent, one line says, "The view settings will not be applied to libraries, This PC, and open and save as dialog boxes." I'm not sure what that means, but the address bar shows my OneDrive folder, which holds the majority of my documents, with a path that begins with "This PC." Is this why it doesn't work? Also, there were a lot of options and steps. Can you narrow down which ones apply to me? I basically want to set all of my OneDrive folders to display these columns in this order: Name, Date modified, Size, Type
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       12 Oct 2018 #24

    "This PC" would be the homepage where your drives are shown on instead.

    Just to verify, did you do step 1 below to set all folders to use the "General Items" template first?

    Afterwards, set a folder to how you want it to look, and use step 2 to "Apply to Folders".

    Set Default Folder View for all Folders in Windows 10 | Windows 10 Tutorials
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  6.    12 Oct 2018 #25

    That did it! I had set Optimize this folder for--Documents. Thank you so much!! For others, here are the steps I took. I found it hard to move through the long pages of instructions on the otherwise very helpful links:

    WIN+E; browse to OneDrive folder [or your desired folder]; right-click folder, Properties; Customize tab, Optimize this folder forGeneral items; check Also apply this template to all subfolders, OK.

    WIN+E; from the View tab, Current view group, Group by list arrow, click Choose columns; from Choose Details dialog, highlight Type; click Move Down to move heading to end of list or arrange as desired; OK.

    View tab, Options, Change folder and search options; View tab, Apply to Folders, OK.
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       12 Oct 2018 #26

    Great news.
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