Solved How to get settings in Windows 7 file management to stick

November 14, 2015 at 07:59:52
Specs: Windows 7, 3 gig
I am sorting through music folders in Windows 7. You know how when you click into the file management folder and there are spots at the top that you can slide the columns to enable you to see the whole file name and a couple more columns with various bits of info. How do I get that setting to stick in every folder. Some folders I have to slide it to see all the info. It seems to be different for every folder, but never the less I have to move it every time and can't find how to make the setting stick. I am sorting thousands of folders and I am tired of sliding the columns. I can't find any info. Does anyone know how to do that? Thank you

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November 14, 2015 at 08:43:22
Found it.

To apply the current view setting to other folders
While browsing folders in the Computer folder, you can apply the current view setting to all folders on your computer that are optimized for the same content as the folder you have open. For instance, the My Pictures folder is optimized for picture files. If you open this folder and change the view to Large Icons, you can apply the Large Icons view to every folder that's optimized for pictures. (This setting does not apply when viewing files and folders using libraries.)

Open a folder, click the arrow next to the Views button Picture of the Views button on the toolbar, and choose a view setting.

On the toolbar, click Organize, and then click Folder and search options.

In the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab, click Apply to Folders, click Yes, and then click OK.

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November 17, 2015 at 11:42:48
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Glad you found it! I believe Microsoft got the hint of the frustration of this in Windows 8 and implemented an easier fix there with one of the toolbar icons.

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