• This site uses cookies. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies. Learn more.

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


Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,744
Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8
This tutorial will show you how to set a default folder view to be applied to all folders in Windows 8.
Published by Brink
#1
Category:
ByLine
How to Set a Default Folder View for All Folders in Windows 8
Synopsis
This tutorial will show you how to set a default folder view to be applied to all folders in Windows 8.
How to Set a Default Folder View for All Folders in Windows 8


information   Information
This tutorial will show you how to set a default folder view to be applied to all folders in Windows 8.

Note   Note

  • This will only affect your user account, and not all users on the PC.
  • This will not affect the folder view settings in libraries. All included folders in a library share the same folder view, so you can easily manually set a default folder view per library.
    • When you open an added folder in a library, you get the view set in that library.
    • 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.



Here's How:


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.


Tip   Tip
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.

How to Reset Folder View Settings Back to Default in Windows 8






That's it,
Shawn


 
Last edited by a moderator:

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

ExaFlop

New Member
Posts
2
#2
How to set medium icons view in windows explorer with registry or batch file?
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP DC7600CMT
    CPU
    Q6600
    Motherboard
    Intel DP25DP
    Memory
    4x2GB ddr2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia Quadro FX 570
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Eset Nod32 10

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,744
#3
Hello ExaFlop, and welcome to Eight Forums. :)

After you have done this tutorial to set the folder views how you like, you could use the tutorial below to export your settings to a .reg file that could then use to restore them as needed.

Folder View Settings - Back Up and Restore in Windows
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

ExaFlop

New Member
Posts
2
#4
Thanks, Brink!
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Windows 10 x64 Insider
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    HP DC7600CMT
    CPU
    Q6600
    Motherboard
    Intel DP25DP
    Memory
    4x2GB ddr2-800
    Graphics Card(s)
    nvidia Quadro FX 570
    Browser
    IE11
    Antivirus
    Eset Nod32 10

Brink

Administrator
Administrator
mvp
Posts
23,744
#5
You're most welcome. :)
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    64-bit Windows 10
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    System Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self built
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K OC'd to 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    16 GB (8GBx2) G.SKILL TridentZ DDR4 3200 MHz
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    3 x 27" Asus VE278Q
    Screen Resolution
    1920x1080
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 970 EVO Plus M.2,
    250GB Samsung 960 EVO M.2,
    6TB WD Black WD6001FZWX
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    OCZ Series Gold OCZZ1000M 1000W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master
    Internet Speed
    1 Gb/s Download and 35 Mb/s Upload
    Browser
    Internet Explorer 11
    Antivirus
    Malwarebyte Anti-Malware Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    Linksys EA9500 router,
    Arris SB8200 cable modem,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Lumia 1520 phone

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)