When you open a folder directly (not in library), say from a shortcut or in File Explorer, you get the view set for that folder from the location it was opened from.
This will not affect the folder view settings in the small common dialogs (ex: "Save as", "Open", etc...).
This will not affect the default size and position of windows as they were last closed.
1. Set a default folder template that you would like all folders to be optimized to use in File Explorer. NOTE:You can choose between having a General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music, or Video template.
2. Now that all folders have the same folder template, use "Apply to Folders" to apply a folder view setting you like to all folders.
If your like, you could use OPTION TWO in the tutorial below reset all folder view settings back to default for all folders and libraries in only your user account.
Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8
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Default to details view for all folders, even after change Hello!
I'd prefer to have details for all folders.
It looks like I found a solution for the annoying auto changing of folder types:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
;This registry script has been made by Vishal Gupta - AskVG.com
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...
Apply folder icon view to all folders windows 8 Hi, Im using windows 8 devs preview on my laptop and would like to know how can I set the folder icons view (which is in medium icons) to all the folders in windows, since I dont seem to see the organize option in the folder ribbon, thanks in advance!