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Folder View want to make it all folders show details

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    Folder View want to make it all folders show details

    Win 7 was easy to make all your folders show details view and not what windows thought you should view it as.

    I can't find a way to do that in Win 8. I have googled it many times and all attempts have failed. I have changed several folders to details view only to have them revert back to what windows wants me to view them as.

    I would like to do this for all my folders and libraries, which I understand may not work for libraries.

    Can someone please help me. Is there a registry setting I can set to force all views to be detail view?

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    Sloe Deth, Californicatia
    Posts : 3,884
    Windows 8 Pro with Media Center/Windows 7

    It's pretty much the same as Win 7, but to get to is is a little different, first open My Computer and Open the C drive and choose Detail View, then hit Options:

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    Then hit "Change Folder Options" and it is the same, choose "Apply to All folders"

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    Server 2012 / 8.0


    Quote Originally Posted by sparker3669 View Post
    ... to make all your folders show details view ...
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    Quote Originally Posted by XweAponX View Post
    Then hit "Change Folder Options" and it is the same, choose "Apply to All folders"
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    Well thanks for those replies. I did do that but for some reason some folders reverted back to what windows thought to display them as. I may have not done it from my computer where it displays it just by drives. I may have done it folder by folder and could have missed one. I did it on my c: D: E: F: drives and hope that works
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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Disable Auto-Folder Discovery

    You may have to disable Auto-Folder Discovery.
    I had to use this method to to make my W7 folder templates stick.
    It worked on all of my folders, except the Recycle Bin.

    I don't know if this fix works in W8.

    From VistaForums
    Windows Explorer Folder View settings

    Go to this section: "Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery for Templates".

    Remember to create a System Restore point or better yet, a backup HDD image, before you alter the Registry.

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