Changing a folders view changes all folders


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Fokke Nauta

Hi all,

My wifes pc has got a funny thing lately. If she changes the view of a
particular folder - let's say from List to Mediun icons, not only the
view of this folder changes, but also the view of all other folders on
her pc. This wasn't always like that, she could change one folders view
while all others remained unchanged.
I have been looking for an option such as the view of all folders are
connected (or not) but I can't find anything like this.

What do I need to change to make it work the way it did?

Thanks,
Fokke
 
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Ed Cryer

Fokke said:
Hi all,

My wifes pc has got a funny thing lately. If she changes the view of a
particular folder - let's say from List to Mediun icons, not only the
view of this folder changes, but also the view of all other folders on
her pc. This wasn't always like that, she could change one folders view
while all others remained unchanged.
I have been looking for an option such as the view of all folders are
connected (or not) but I can't find anything like this.

What do I need to change to make it work the way it did?

Thanks,
Fokke
The only way I've found is on the Folder options/View window; Apply to
Folders.
I suppose she's not hitting that in error!?

I haven't found any way to make this automatic, which doesn't rule out,
of course, all the tweaking programs available. Has she got one of those
installed?

Nor have I found reference to any registry hack to make it default. Not
that that rules out a registry setting; there could be one but seldom used.

Ed
 
F

Fokke Nauta

The only way I've found is on the Folder options/View window; Apply to
Folders.
I suppose she's not hitting that in error!?

I haven't found any way to make this automatic, which doesn't rule out,
of course, all the tweaking programs available. Has she got one of those
installed?

Nor have I found reference to any registry hack to make it default. Not
that that rules out a registry setting; there could be one but seldom used.

Ed
Thanks, that's a good one. Perhaps she did. I changed it into the
opposite (Different language, though). Let's see how things are tomorrow.

Cheers,
Fokke
 
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fritz

My wifes pc has got a funny thing lately. If she changes the view of a
particular folder - let's say from List to Mediun icons, not only the
view of this folder changes, but also the view of all other folders on
her pc. This wasn't always like that, she could change one folders view
while all others remained unchanged.
I have been looking for an option such as the view of all folders are
connected (or not) but I can't find anything like this.

What do I need to change to make it work the way it did?

How folder configuration in Windows 7 works. (or rather how folder
configuration works for me)

Choose a folder... View/ allows one to select how the right pane
appears. If one selects Details, one can then right click at the top
of the right pane and select which details one wishes to show, the
order of those details and the width of columns for each.

If one then goes to Tools/Folder options.../View, clicking on Apply to
Folders will apply that view to all folders of that type.

Type is important... there are a dozen or so different types of
folders and if one wants most of the folders to show the same, one
must trudge through Windows Explorer to find the various "types" of
folders and configure each type..

However, there are some folders that may not be changed to exactly
what you want (fonts is an example - and there are a few others)

So, for example, if you configure a type folder that only has a
couple/few folders of that type, after telling Win7 to configure all
folders of that type, you will find that most of your folders haven't
changed.

Hence the common complaint. "I changed my folder view and they didn't
change."

Now, if your wife's change changes all other folders, then there are a
lot of people who would like to know how that was done.
 
F

Fokke Nauta

How folder configuration in Windows 7 works. (or rather how folder
configuration works for me)

Choose a folder... View/ allows one to select how the right pane
appears. If one selects Details, one can then right click at the top
of the right pane and select which details one wishes to show, the
order of those details and the width of columns for each.

If one then goes to Tools/Folder options.../View, clicking on Apply to
Folders will apply that view to all folders of that type.

Type is important... there are a dozen or so different types of
folders and if one wants most of the folders to show the same, one
must trudge through Windows Explorer to find the various "types" of
folders and configure each type..

However, there are some folders that may not be changed to exactly
what you want (fonts is an example - and there are a few others)

So, for example, if you configure a type folder that only has a
couple/few folders of that type, after telling Win7 to configure all
folders of that type, you will find that most of your folders haven't
changed.

Hence the common complaint. "I changed my folder view and they didn't
change."

Now, if your wife's change changes all other folders, then there are a
lot of people who would like to know how that was done.
So am I. I haven't got a clue as to how she did that. I'll keep you posted!

Fokke
 
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Michael Swift

Fokke Nauta said:
So am I. I haven't got a clue as to how she did that. I'll keep you posted!
When I moved over to Windows 7 64 bit I missed the ability to chose how
individual folders were displayed as in XP, if I resided one all the
rest seemed to follow suite.

I Googled and found this was one of Microsoft's 'improvements', I found
a utility called ShellFolde5rFix which will let you resize a window and
not reset all the other ones to that size, it works as in XP.

Mike
 
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Fokke Nauta

When I moved over to Windows 7 64 bit I missed the ability to chose how
individual folders were displayed as in XP, if I resided one all the
rest seemed to follow suite.

I Googled and found this was one of Microsoft's 'improvements', I found
a utility called ShellFolde5rFix which will let you resize a window and
not reset all the other ones to that size, it works as in XP.

Mike
Thanks, that's a very useful utility!

Fokke
 
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Fokke Nauta

The only way I've found is on the Folder options/View window; Apply to
Folders.
I suppose she's not hitting that in error!?

I haven't found any way to make this automatic, which doesn't rule out,
of course, all the tweaking programs available. Has she got one of those
installed?

Nor have I found reference to any registry hack to make it default. Not
that that rules out a registry setting; there could be one but seldom used.

Ed
No Ed, this was not the case.
There is no tweaker installed. I looked at Giga Tweak 3 and Tweak 7, but
there's nothing in them which refers to this problem.
Any other tweaker you can advice?

Fokke
 
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Ed Cryer

Fokke said:
No Ed, this was not the case.
There is no tweaker installed. I looked at Giga Tweak 3 and Tweak 7, but
there's nothing in them which refers to this problem.
Any other tweaker you can advice?

Fokke
I wish I could. There are a lot of people who would like to do a local
change and then have it spread to all folders. The "Apply to Folders"
button just changes those with similar optimisation settings.
I've hit a blank googling for this problem. If your wife remembers how
she's done it, let us know.

Ed
 
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Fokke Nauta

I wish I could. There are a lot of people who would like to do a local
change and then have it spread to all folders. The "Apply to Folders"
button just changes those with similar optimisation settings.
I've hit a blank googling for this problem. If your wife remembers how
she's done it, let us know.

Ed
Well, my wife didn't do it, she says. She puts the blame on me.
According to her it happened after I installed BitDefender!

Fokke
 

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