Windows 10: Reset Folder View Settings and Column Widths in Open and Save Dialogs

Discus and support Reset Folder View Settings and Column Widths in Open and Save Dialogs in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Is it possible to reset the folder view settings and column widths in the Open and Save dialogs? I know how to do this in Explorer but can't find info... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/HarryMuscle, Mar 25, 2020.

  1. Reset Folder View Settings and Column Widths in Open and Save Dialogs


    Is it possible to reset the folder view settings and column widths in the Open and Save dialogs? I know how to do this in Explorer but can't find info that actually works for the open and save dialogs. According to several sites it should be just a matter of deleting the following registry keys:

    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\ComDlg32 HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CIDOpen HKEY_CURRENT_USER\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\CIDSave

    but even after a reboot the folder view settings (Details, Large Icons, etc) and the column widths are the same as before and not reset.

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    :)
     
    /u/HarryMuscle, Mar 25, 2020
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  2. Column Width in List View in File Explorer

    I went through all of the above steps, but sadly this doesn't work when viewing folders in *list* view. Any idea how to adjust the column widths there?

    Up until a couple of months ago the column widths were always simply equal to the longest name in the column or the longest name in the folder. Now there is a couple of extra centimetres in there for no discernible reason.
     
    RichLehmann, Mar 25, 2020
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  3. Column Width in List View in File Explorer

    You can manually adjust the widths for each by placing your mouse cursor on the line separating each detail and you will see a > I or + <, then hold down left mouse button and slide left or right.


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    seahawks65, Mar 25, 2020
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  4. Paola Gar Win User

    Reset Folder View Settings and Column Widths in Open and Save Dialogs

    File Explorer: Size all columns to fit (as a default view)

    Hi,

    To clarify your concern, we'd like to know if you're trying to change the width of all columns to fit their contents in a folder. If yes, kindly follow the steps below:

    • Open the folder with a details layout view that you want to change the width of columns to fit.
    • Click on the View tab.
    • Click on Size all columns to fit in the ribbon.


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    Let us know how it goes.
     
    Paola Gar, Mar 25, 2020
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