Windows 10: Can I Reset Default View for All Folders?

Discus and support Can I Reset Default View for All Folders? in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; Dumb question? I've been looking for the answer for over a year! I'd like all folders to open with "Medium Icons" by default. I'm still stuck changing... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by jmrathbun, Mar 22, 2021.

  1. jmrathbun Win User

    Can I Reset Default View for All Folders?


    Dumb question? I've been looking for the answer for over a year!

    I'd like all folders to open with "Medium Icons" by default. I'm still stuck changing the View to that setting every time I look into a folder I haven't used recently or have just created. Surely I'm missing something?

    Windows Home 10.0.19042

    :)
     
    jmrathbun, Mar 22, 2021
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  2. Custom Folder view for new folders registery hack ?

    Te new folder has default view of LIST

    I want DETAILS

    When making new system ... it's a pain in ass changing always.
     
    RuskiSnajper, Mar 22, 2021
    #2
  3. mrgeek Win User
    Change Folder View Layout in Windows 10


    "uhm that method does not work. i want to set folder view as List as default instead Details for all folders"
    Did you download and run Brink's .bat file in Step 1 ? Lacking that, look at the screens in post 3. In Step 5 'folders of this type' defaults to each of the Windows templates for Pictures, Music, etc. If you want ALL folders to have the same List view, r-click any folder in each of the 5 folders under This PC (Desktop does not apply) and hit 'Customize this folder'. Set to 'Optimize this folder for General Items". Then follow the screen in post 3 using List instead of Details in Step 1 and you should be good to go.
     
    mrgeek, Mar 22, 2021
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  4. ineuw Win User

    Can I Reset Default View for All Folders?

    How to Change the Group by View of a Folder in Windows 10 tutorial

    The delay to reply was unrelated to this topic. I was preparing to add a disc drive. The preferred view is working now, and here is the step by step list of what I did, and it includes an additional step at the end. I also rebooted after each step.

    1. Reset all views to default.
    2. Rebooted.
    3. Changed the "My Pc" view to Details and set the "Group By" to [None]. But left everything else at default.
    4. Rebooted.
    5. "My Pc" view retained the selected setting, alphabetically ordered "Details" without grouping.
    6. Switched to Drive C:\, set it to "Details" and changed the column order to "Name, Size Type and Date". Grouping is available but not applied by the default settings.
    7. Rebooted.
    8. "My Pc" lost the settings, reverted to "Tile" and "Group by" was active again.
    9. Reconfigured to "Details" and set the "Group By" to [None].
    10. Rebooted.
    11. "My Pc" view retained the selected settings. Alphabetically ordered "Details" without grouping.
     
    ineuw, Mar 22, 2021
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