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Old 06-23-2007, 02:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Thumbs up Vista Users: Setting a default view for all of your Folders (s0lved, woot!).

If anyone has come across this huge annoyance, the answer is right here:
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Be aware that the 'Apply to Folders' option only affects folders of the
same type or template, e.g. 'All Items', 'Documents', 'Pics & Video', etc.
So if you want to set list view as the default for all the major folder
types, you need to use 'Apply to Folders' five times, once from each type of
folder.

That being said, you can force the 'All Items' template on to
all folders with the following:

Copy the text between the lines below into notepad & save as a .reg file.
Watch out for line wrap -- [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\...\Shell] is all one line,
there is a space between 'Local' and 'Settings'.

--------------------------------------------------
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\All Folders\Shell]
"FolderType"="NotSpecified"

--------------------------------------------------

Merging the .reg file will set the 'All Items' template for any folders that
don't currently have a view saved with a different template. You can clear
all saved views by deleting the

"HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags"

key BEFORE merging the .reg file. If any folders open with a different
template after clearing the 'Bags' key & merging the .reg file, they most
likely have a template specified via their desktop.ini file.
-MS Forum

It annoyed me so much having Vista open up my media folders in the 'details' view...and having to specify on each individual folder...for too long. No more!
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Old 06-23-2007, 03:32 PM   #2 (permalink)
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how can you do that in xp?
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how can you do that in xp?
XP works like it's supposed to...

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1. Open a folder
2. Click the View menu
3. Select the type of view you want (large, small, details, list, etc.)
4. Click the View menu again
5. Select Arrange Icons
6. Select the type of arrange and if you want Auto Arrange
7. Look at your folder view. This will be the folder view that you are going to set as your default folder view if you continue. If you are not happy, continue to adjust the methods of viewing and arranging. Then continue.
7. Click the Tools menu
8. Click Folder Options
9. Click View tab
10. Click Apply to All Folders
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Vista is just bugged in this aspect, for the moment...:freak:
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Vormund, thank you (im on XP).
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yeah, thx.
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