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"List" - not "Icons"

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:12 AM

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How, please, can I designate that "List" will be the default for how files are viewed in Windows Explorer rather than "icon"?  Do get weary of repeatedly having to reclick, reclick, reclick .. but then, I guess, I should be so very grateful that Mr. Bill & Co know what's best for me, huh?

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Posted 27 March 2013 - 02:25 AM

Right click on the My Computer icon.  Choose Explore.  Now click on Tools --> Folder Options --> View


Scroll down the list and make sure there's a check by "Remember each folder's view settings."


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Posted 27 March 2013 - 09:04 PM

If you set one folder how you want to see folders and file layout then open Tools\Folder Options... in Windows Explorer on the View tab there is a button that says Apply to Folders. Click that then restart Windows Explorer and all folder should show how you set them.


The Folder Options in Control Panel doesn't have the Apply to Folder button enabled thats why you have to do this from Windows Explorer.


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