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  1.    03 Jul 2017 #30
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    Windows 10 Pro - what ever the latest Insider build is

    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello @vijer,

    The .bat in step 3 of Option Two will only change the template to "General items" for a details view of all folders, but you can also use the tutorial below to apply a specific folder view (ex: columns) to all folders afterwards.

    Set Default Folder View for all Folders in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
    Actually, if you change the view of a General Items folder then Select the View in Folder Options and Apply to Folder before running the batch file it seems to make all the folders display the same.

    Awesome!
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  2.    03 Jul 2017 #31
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    64-bit Windows 10 Pro build 17046
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  3.    20 Aug 2017 #32
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    Sunnyvale, CA
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    Windows 10 Pro 64-bit

    Has this behavior changed recently?
    I have option 3 - Automatic Folder Type Discovery - off.
    All my folders are set to 'General'.
    I had a custom Folders Details list.
    That was working fine until recently.
    Now it seems that random folders are losing their Folder Details setting.
    I wonder if the last update did something.
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  4.    20 Aug 2017 #33
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    Hello Jim,

    It's not unusual for settings to sometimes be reset to default after a new build update is installed.
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  5.    20 Aug 2017 #34
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    OK, but folders whose customize setting is 'General' are no longer showing the General File Details settings.
    If I go into Folder options and reset the General view to be one that has my Folder details, there are many other folders who do not seem to inherit that view.

    This behavior seems different - I never had that problem before, and I've gone through countless updates.
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  6.    20 Aug 2017 #35
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    If you use the method in the tutorial below to reapply the folder view to all folders again, do they get applied to all folders? If not, then check to see what template is used for the folders that do not get applied to.

    Set Default Folder View for all Folders in Windows 10 Windows 10 Customization Tutorials
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  7.    20 Aug 2017 #36
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    Yes I use that method.
    Almost every folder has the view shown in the image below - with all the dates, links, etc.
    The ones that now show differently are the default view like the other one below.
    I go into those folders, open Folder properties, change the folder view details, then apply to all folders.
    These types of 'General' folders now change, but others do not.
    I have backed up all the settings, and the saved data is quite large, so I wonder if there is some limit to the number of 'bags' saved?

    Backed up settings, folder view here is my 'default'. Note the sizes:

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    These are Libraries, which I know are different, but it shows the types of view other 'general' views might display:

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  8.    20 Aug 2017 #37
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    In a totally different topic, I have seen my Toolbars disappear in this new update.
    I have several folders that I give a single Unicode dingbat name so the name is short, then put it on the tray.
    These toolbars have disappeared several times and had to be reset.
    That never happened before.
    I suspect some File Explorer changes are causing this.
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  9.    20 Aug 2017 #38
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    Is it possible that the folders that do not get applied to were added after the folder view backups were created, and could be why they do not get the views applied to them when restoring the backup?

    I wouldn't be surprised if an update reset the folder view of some system folders back to default though.

    I would definitely blame the update for resetting your toolbars back to default. You probably already have these backed up as well, but in case you don't:

    Backup and Restore Taskbar Toolbars in Windows 10 Windows 10 Backup Restore Tutorials
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  10.    20 Aug 2017 #39
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    It's a mystery

    I'll live with it.
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