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Folders Not Remembering View

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 x64

    Folders Not Remembering View


    hi

    my folders are not remembering their view settings (list, large/small icons, tiles, etc).

    all folders are showing the same view. if i change one folder, then all other folders change to the same view. Folders are forgetting the view i set them to.

    how can i fix?

    thx

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello Johny,

    It sounds like you are in a library. If so, then this is normal since all included folders in a library share the same folder view.

    To have separate folder views per folder, you would need to open the folder at it's actual say "C:\Users\(user-name)\Documents" location instead of in the Documents library.

    Hope this helps,
    Shawn
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 x64


    you're right!

    weird thing: if i browse to the folder via the library, and click in the address bar, i get:
    C:\Documents\Clients\AHRI

    but if i browse via

    Computer > C drive > My Documents > Clients > AHRI

    and then click in my address bar, i STILL get:
    C:\Documents\Clients\AHRI

    Explorer might interpret it in the library context, or it might interpret the SAME path in the absolute path context, depending on how i got there.

    So that means i cannot simply type into the address bar the path i want, as you suggested. i must BROWSE there via the navigation pane.

    Kind of annoying. Any way around that? Any way to tell explorer to switch to absolute path context, even if it's currently in Library context?

    thx!
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You could remove Libraries from the navigation pane to avoid using them, and access them from This PC instead.

    Libraries - Add or Remove from Navigation Pane in Windows 8 Explorer
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  5. #5


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 x64


    thx for that!
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  6. #6


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    You're most welcome.
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