Windows 10: File Explorer How do I set view to apply to all folders and sub folders AND THEIR FILES?

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  1. File Explorer How do I set view to apply to all folders and sub folders AND THEIR FILES?


    I would like to show the Comments column in the File Explorer view for all files not folders. Is this possible?

    :)
     
    alancsears, Jun 11, 2021
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  2. Zardoc Win User

    Libraries View set to a folder will not apply to all it's sub folders

    So, as suggested by Brink, I started a new thread for this issue.

    Brink you stated ''Just to note, that folders in a library share the same folder view as it was when last closed. This isn't the same as the folders in "This PC".

    Yes, this is (supposed to be) true File Explorer How do I set view to apply to all folders and sub folders AND THEIR FILES? :).

    Up to Windows 8.1 when you chose a view to folders in a specific library this view would apply to all sub folders of that library and stay if closed and re opened. This would work by individual library. *sarc

    File Explorer How do I set view to apply to all folders and sub folders AND THEIR FILES? [​IMG]

    So, I chose my view, closed the library, re opened and looked at a sub file. Here is the result.


    File Explorer How do I set view to apply to all folders and sub folders AND THEIR FILES? [​IMG]


    As you can see, the setting does not apply to the sub folders of that library. It will apply to all the main folders only. Each sub folder has to be set individually in view settings. This makes no sense and is really not practical. *Sad

    Like I said, this is a step back from earlier versions of Windows. I've looked everywhere for a fix but I'm at a loss.

    Thanks for your help.
     
    Zardoc, Jun 11, 2021
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  3. Berton Win User
    Libraries View set to a folder will not apply to all it's sub folders

    I've always had better luck making those settings in C:\Users and my log-in name. Libraries appear to be merely shortcuts to the actual Folders.
     
    Berton, Jun 11, 2021
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  4. mhammer05 Win User

    File Explorer How do I set view to apply to all folders and sub folders AND THEIR FILES?

    View settings not applied to Library sub-folders

    After upgrading to W10 1607, I've found the folder view settings applied to my libraries will not perpetuate down to the sub-folders at all. I already tried the suggestions from Win 10 Libraries - Use same View Settings for all Subfolders
    with no effect. Currently, I'm having to manually change the column widths, locations, and sort by settings on each individual folder. Is there some way via the native View settings (or even modifying the registry) that I can get my desired settings applied
    to all folders within a library?
     
    mhammer05, Jun 11, 2021
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