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Old 11-11-12, 10:19 AM
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I have not been able to find out a command or utility which will set ALL the files / folders on the explorer window to what I want.

From the Tools menu I choose Folder Options, the I select Apply to all Folders plus I check the "Remember each Folders view Settings" but that doesn't work for ALL Folders.

Anyone knows how to permanently set this including the columns width?
 
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Old 11-12-12, 05:32 PM
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Hi kolias Ė

I havenít played with VIEW much. (I just use a very narrow set of options.). It seems that area is a mess.

I made changes to the DOCUMENTS folder then selected APPLY TO FOLDERS and some of the sub-folders have the changes and some donít.

For example here is a test I ran:

1. Open the DOCUMENTS folder
2. Right Click in the column heading
3. Choose MORE
4. Highlight (select) NAME
5. At bottom change ďWidth of selected column (in pixels)Ē to 327

You now get the NAME column set at 327 pixels. If I do APPLY TO FOLDERS I do in fact get the NAME column set to 327 for most Ė but NOT ALL sub-folders.

I have no idea whatís going on? I donít spend much time because Iíve seen a lot of bugs in Vista. Below is a link to an old article. I just skimmed it and didnít read it thoroughly.

(Iíve spent decades finding bugs, and I never feel like chasing Windows bugs. LOL Besides, without source code you can only do so much through inference. I just donít use the options that are buggy.LOL)

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Old 11-12-12, 06:02 PM
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Thank you zoesdad for your help

The link you provided is helpful but I will not try the registry hack yet as I have most of my folders set right and dont want to reset them for now. Perhaps latter

Much appreciate your time
 
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