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Default to details view for all folders, even after change

  1. #1

    Posts : 143
    Windows 8.1

    Default to details view for all folders, even after change


    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 -
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders]
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]
    But I also want the view to stay details even if I change it in explorer's view menu to look at something. In this case currently the setting is immediately saved somewhere and next time I get that view. I want it to show details the next time I visit it...

    (I have also disabled thumbs.db and desktop.ini via registry settings.)

      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Avada,

    If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view of "Details" with a "General Items" template. The folder view will be applied to all folders and remembered. If you make any changes to the folder view of a folder afterwards, then that change will still be remembered for that folder.

    Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

    Hope this helps,
      My System SpecsSystem Spec

Default to details view for all folders, even after change
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