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How to change specific folder view in Windows 8.1?

  1. #1


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit

    How to change specific folder view in Windows 8.1?


    Hi, May I know that how can I change the specific folders to have Large Icon view and some folders to be details view?

    As shown photos attached, when I apply large icon view to my "Download folder", the folder in other location changed to large icon view as well, however, I just want that location to be details view. When I change the other folder view to details and hit apply, the folder view in Download will change to details view as well, that's what bothering me.

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    Can someone guides me? Thank you.

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  2. #2


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    Hello HTHVampire,

    When you click on the Apply to Folders button, it will apply the view of the current folder to all folders that use the same template.

    Folders will open with the same view as they were last closed with by default, so you could just set them how you like individually if wanted.
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  3. #3


    Posts : 10
    Windows 8 Pro N - 32bit


    Quote Originally Posted by Brink View Post
    Hello HTHVampire,

    When you click on the Apply to Folders button, it will apply the view of the current folder to all folders that use the same template.

    Folders will open with the same view as they were last closed with by default, so you could just set them how you like individually if wanted.
    Hi,

    Thanks for the reply, so everytime I have to set the folder view manually? No other way to allow Windows to remember the view of the specific folder that I set?

    Thank you.
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  4. #4


    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10


    When you close a folder, it's view will be remembered and the folder will automatically open the same way when last closed.
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