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Windows 7 Windows Explorer View

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#1 Hikermann


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Posted 24 December 2016 - 10:28 PM

How does one set Windows 7 Windows Explorer to ALWAYS open with the files in LIST view -- with no DETAILS, etc.?

All of my e-searching turns up nothing about whether or not MS-we-know-what's-best-for-you Windows 7 even has this capability.

Any info most appreciated.  Thanks!

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#2 Havachat


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Posted 25 December 2016 - 12:35 AM

If im correct as to what you want - Right Click  - START { ORB } and Select Windows Explorer.


Then Navigate to select your first folder , right click it in Right Hand Side Pane and select "View" then "List" { Or Preferred Item }.

Then Click "Organise Tab " {Top / Left } and from drop down , Select folder and search options.

Select "View" tab and Click apply to folders

Edited by Havachat, 25 December 2016 - 12:37 AM.

#3 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 26 December 2016 - 06:41 PM

If I remember correctly, my version of Win 7 has been running without problems - touch wood - for quite a while now so it is a while since I last had to do this, what Havachat has said is quite correct but in Win 7 it only works for folders of the type you are looking at.


For example, if you are looking at a folder of photos - JPGs - and you set it it to 'List' view then all your folders of JPGs will be in list view. But if you then switch to a folder of DOCs you will have to do it again, and then all your DOCs will be in list view. And so on, and so on.


Annoying, but that's my experience with Win 7.


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