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Folder Options Greyed Out Permanently

  1. #1


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro

    Folder Options Greyed Out Permanently


    Since i did a fresh reinstall of Win 8 64 i have never been able to change the folder view options. Example; I am in a windows explorer window, everything is displayed as a large icon (yuk), i right click go to view and change to details. I then click 'view' on the toolbar and click options, I then navigate to the 'View' tab whereby my intention is to apply the 'detailed' view to all explorer windows in future yet both fields are greyed out (the 'Apply to Folders' and 'Rest Folders').
    It has never been usable since this fresh install (ie on previous versions of win 8 installs i recall it working, but not this one, ie its not a recent problem, has always been like this).

    Any ideas?

    Cheers,

    Bruce

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  2. #2


    Posts : 20,302
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10159


    Hello Bruce,

    Those options will be grayed out unless you opened Folder Options from within that folder and not from any other location.

    http://www.eightforums.com/tutorials/9751-folder-view-apply-folders-same-template-windows-8-a.html

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 42
    Windows 8 Pro


    I have absolutely no idea how that works lol, i just tried again and for the first time the options weren't greyed as before lol. You DID something to my machine didn't you! Admit it!
    Anyways, cheers, I will have to read that link more closely hehehe
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  4. #4


    Posts : 20,302
    64-bit Windows 10 build 10159


    LOL, just an alien visitation.
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