Windows 10: Change File Explorer Default Setting

Discus and support Change File Explorer Default Setting in Windows 10 Customization to solve the problem; Hi, Can anyone please tell me how to change my default viewing setting inside File Explorer. The setting I prefer is "Large Icons" & sorted by... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Customization' started by BevenSpangenberg, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:27 AM.

  1. Change File Explorer Default Setting


    Hi,


    Can anyone please tell me how to change my default viewing setting inside File Explorer. The setting I prefer is "Large Icons" & sorted by "Type", but it seems that every time I go back to a folder I must select these options again.


    The current default is "Details" & "Name" which I hate ... grrrr!


    Any help would be appreciated Change File Explorer Default Setting :)


    My Windows Specifications

    Edition >> Windows 10 Home
    Version >>1809

    :)
     
    BevenSpangenberg, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:27 AM
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  2. Win10: set 'view' default in file explorer

    Hi Dennis,

    Thank you for contacting Microsoft Community.

    As I understand that you are trying to set file explorer as default. We will help you to resolve the issue.

    I suggest you to follow the below steps how to set file explorer as default and check if it helps.

    1. In the search box type as “settings”.

    2. Go to “system” and click on “default apps”.

    3.Then click on “set default apps by”.

    4. Select “File Explorer from the list” and click on “choose defaults for this program”.

    5. Then check the box “select all” and click on “save.

    6. Then click on “ok”.

    Hope this information was helpful and do let us know if you need further assistance. We will be glad to assist.
     
  3. File Explorer default veiw setting Win 10 Pro

    Hi Bob,

    You can change the default settings of your File Explorer view. If you would like to sort it by Date, we suggest that you follow the steps below:

    • Go to Start, type File Explorer.
    • Select View located at the top of the address bar.
    • Locate Sort by.
    • Select Date.
    • Choose between Ascending and Descending.
    • Close the File Explorer and check back if the changes applied.

    Let us know if you need anything else. We're here to help.
     
    Ronalene Mat, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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  4. Change File Explorer Default Setting

    setting default view for Winodws Explorer Search Reasults

    Thank you for the detailed response. To change the search result's view from content to list, we suggest following the steps below:

    • Open the File Explorer and try to search for files.
    • In the toolbar, open the View tab and click List
      to change the view.
    • Once changed, close the File Explorer.
    • Open the File Explorer again and try to search to see if the setting has been retained.

    After performing the steps above, reply back to us so we can provide additional help.
     
    Jennifer Cha, Jun 10, 2019 at 6:30 AM
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