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Thumnail view text details missing

Question: Thumnail view text details missing

Hi Guys

In my pictures, thumbnail view, the text that names each folder has dissapeared. Any idea how to get this back.

ITs fine in Detail, or list view, just thumbnail view



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So far I'm pretty happy with Win 7, but one new feature is downright painful for me. In the Details view of Windows Explorer, the column headers and all columns except "Name" are displayed in a faint gray-on-white text. My eyes are unusually sensitive to low contrast, and they start to ache after only a few seconds' viewing.

I have the same problem on the web, where the low-contrast look has been stylish for several years, but a Firefox add-in called Stylish lets me change color schemes of sites I visit a lot.

If anyone can tell me how to convince Windows to use a normal black-on-white font for those columns, I'll be very grateful.

I do know about the high-contrast themes, but they're a sledge-hammer solution for a carpet-tack sized problem.

Many thanks,


Answer:Painfully Faint Text in Explorer Details View

Hi AJ and Welcome to Seven Forums,

If you have a LCD screen you might want to try ClearType it makes the words alot sharper and darker..

To turn this feature on click the start menu and search for ClearType and then Click on Adjust clear type text and it will give a sample of each style of clear type and you pick the best one..

Hope this Helps..

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I have a simple problem. I have a folder called 'pics' and in this folder I have ... pics.

My problem is I can't find a way in Windows 7 to be able to get a thumbnail view of this pics rather than the generic icon used for JPEG and GIF files. Can someone please tell me how to be able to see the images in thumbnail view or maybe just be able to preview them once selected in the preview pane window? I've Google'd this and I know I can hit the 'alt' button and access the 'view' menu but nothing works.

Answer:Thumnail View on Pictures [Windows 7]

In the upper right hand side you don't see an option that says Change your view? I have it and can change to tile, small, medium, or large icons and see what the picture actually is.

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i have alot of images on my computer that i like to view in thumnail view to keep track of them all, but i find the size just a bit to large, is there any way i can make them a bit smaller ?thanks

Answer:change size of thumnail in thumbnail view in xp


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I have a Lumia Icon and vcards sent to me via text do not come through with all of the contact info that is sent. I've had several iphone users that I know try it and some info comes through but not all. Typically email addresses and street addresses don't come through. Why doesn't this work and will the WP 8.1 /Denim update fix it? I run a business and I need this functionality to work correctly. It's embarrassing to ask someone to email a contact because my phone can't recognize it. I love Windows Phone, but my business can't suffer because of it. Anyone else have this issue? I'm seriously thinking about returning my new Icon for a Droid Turbo or iPhone because of this.

Answer:Why am I missing contact details when receiving contacts thru text/SMS?

If a drawback in your phone affects your business then its better returning it and getting what works best for you

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Hi, I've downloaded a bunch of AVI's all from the same source. After installing KLITE Codec Pack all of them worked with the exception of one which only played the soundtrack and showing the general AVI icon instead of the thumbnail. After restarting the computer it played the AVI fine (picture&sound) but the thumbnail was still missing.

All of the threads I've found are dealing with all AVIs missing thumbnails, but in my case it's only this one particular file. Here's what I've tried:
- Downloaded the AVI again but it was still missing thumbnail.
- Compared it to the other AVIs (using abcAVI) to make sure some different codec was used but they all seem to be the same.
- Used DIVFix++ software.
- Deleted thumbnails using Disk Cleanup but while new thumbnails were created, this one is still missing it.

Anyone had the same issue before? Any way to force Explorer to create the thumbnail?

I know it's not a big deal as long as the AVI works fine, it's just bugging me.

Answer:AVI thumnail missing for particular file

Whoops! I didn't read carefully.
Try this: enable show hidden and system files. Go to that folder and disable thumbnail view (try icon or list instead). Then delete thumbs.db. Then revert to icon view. Press F5 to refresh if necessary.

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I've developed a weird problem that maybe someone can help me solve: about a week ago, all of a sudden, when I went into Windows Explorer and then clicked on My Documents and then Thumbnail view. The text describing the folders and documents was missing! The same thing happened in My Pictures. However, both of these folders will display the titles in any other view (list, icon, etc). I have customized these files with photos from their contents for thumbnail view, but I did that many months ago, and I still had the title text then. My Documents and My Pictures are the only two folders that do this. All others in thumbnail show the title text. I haven't been able to figure out how to fix this. If anyone has any suggestions, it would be greatly appreciated. Thanks! Pekstrom

Answer:Missing Text in Thumbnail view

Quick answer: hold down the shift key while opening the folder.

Full details here (page 3 of 4, page links at the bottom if you want to read the full article).

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I have vista home premium installed in my laptop. everything was fine till i noticed a problem in the "network and sharing center". The detail of the problem is mentioned below, it is related to wireless network:

when network icon is clicked it gives " connect to a network" and second option " network and sharing center". when network and sharing center is clicked it opens a new window which shows the laptop connected to the wireless network.In that window there are text like "access", "view status" and "disconnect". In my case the " view staus" and "disconnect" text is not visible because of this i am not able to see the details of the network like speed, IP address, driver, etc. How to enable the link text

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I need a little help with something that seems simple. I am using Windows 7 Enterprise 64-bit. I have changed the columns in Details view in a folder. However Windows is not populating those columns, so what am I missing? This holds true on both my network drives and my local drives, so I checked my indexing options and they are set to index my local drives, so I assumed that should have at least worked. Any help would be very much appreciated.

Answer:Windows 7 Details View not showing details/data

Welcome to Seven Forums JLH1. Try this:

Right click an empty area in that folder> Sort by> More

Scroll down the list and make sure the categories you want are checked> OK

A Guy

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For Windows 7, is there a list of the 'Details' available in the Windows Explorer folder view called 'Details' which has an explanation for each of them? Most of them are simple but some leave me scratching my head.

Answer:explanation of 'Details' in Windows Explorer 'Details' view

The "Details" which are available are those you see when a list of files is in "Details" view (as opposed to "Icons" or "Tiles" views.In "Details" view, depending on which column categories you have enabled, you are shown such things as filesize, file-date, filetype etc. If you then right-click any column header, you can choose to hide or show more information columns.I can't see how any of that can leave you scratching your head as it's no different to previous versions of Windows in that respect.

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This is something that has puzzled me for ages. I open a directory which has some sub-directories and some stand-alone files. I do view details. The file sizes are displayed, but the folder sizes are not displayed. In order to find a folder that doesn't match size with the source, I have to go through the painfully tedious task of right clicking and selecting properties on each folder. With XP, there was a tool I installed which allowed me to display the folder size, but the tool doesn't work in Windows 7.

Is there a way one can easily view the folder sizes without having to right click and select properties for each individual folder?

Answer:Help!!! How can I view folder sizes in view details?

Just use:

GetFoldersize - View Disk Usage, Calculate Disk Space

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Question: Details View

Am i missing something or can I not simply just display all folders in details mode automatically. No exceptions.
I go to Windows Explorer -> Organize ->Folders and Search Options -> View Tab
Then i am in a folder that I've manually chosen as "Details".. and i hit "Apply to Folders" button.

Well it seems to go away after a while and the folders start showing things in gimp-mode (ie not details mode).

Answer:Details View

I mean the main thing is that it does not apply details mode to similar folders everywhere. I wouldn't even mind detailed view in picture folders. I just want details consistently.

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Evening folks,

For some reason my Windows 7 Home keeps putting all my folders in to detail view and its currently annoying the hell out of me. I wouldn't mind if it remebered the size I put colums but it forgets it so I can see the names of anything.

How do I make my folder view settings stick?

I like icon or thumbnail view for most things but this constant changing to details view is annoying as (insert expletive of your choice).

Anyway, any advice?

Answer:Always with the Details view?

Quote: Originally Posted by BigAdam

Evening folks,

For some reason my Windows 7 Home keeps putting all my folders in to detail view and its currently annoying the hell out of me. I wouldn't mind if it remebered the size I put colums but it forgets it so I can see the names of anything.

How do I make my folder view settings stick?

I like icon or thumbnail view for most things but this constant changing to details view is annoying as (insert expletive of your choice).

Anyway, any advice?

Try this: you folder the way you like, including view style (Right-click->Customize this Folder), columns, etc
Click Organize, in the top left of the Explorer window
Click Folder And Search Options
Click the View tab to open it
Click Apply to Folders
Click Yes in the message box Do you want all folders of this type to match this folders view settings?
Click OK

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I have read many posts concerning details views in folders. Here is my question, which I'll accept a simple "no" on if absolutely necessary:

When I open any folder, anywhere, any save or open dialog box, any search, anyplace where more than one document is listed, I want ALWAYS to see it in Details View. Is This Possible?

Answer:Details view everywhere

Hello Fibbermcghee, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you use General Items as the default folder template with the tutorial below, then this will set all folders in Windows Explorer to have "Details" view.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,

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Question: View;Details

Is there a way to change the view in ALL folders to be details without going into each folder? Like a global setting or 'Apply to all Folders' setting? And while I'm at it, when I select Start, I dont see a 'Log Off' button only a 'Shut Down' button. Is there a way to get the 'Log Off' Button?




You don't say which OS you have...I assume its a Windows version...but it goes something like this...control panel/tools/folder options/view...look for the 'apply to all folders' button and make your selection. Your other issue I'm not sure about..XP users should have the log off button beside the shutdown command when clicking the start menu.

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Does anyone know how to view more details all the time when your copying or deleting a file ? Without using a 3rd party software. More like a reg hack

Answer:View More Details Always

First paragraph was deleted as my mistake.

Update: Unfortunately, nothing has changed since this
Is there a way to show more details by default when copying files and

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Hello, I am using Windows 8.1 Preview. When I changes the View settings of files from "Details" view to "Large icons" view or any other view, changes takes place i.e "Large icons" view is enabled, but after i open another folder and then come back to the previous folder the view settings are keep reverted into "Details" view, which is very annoying . It was working good before some days, but from last 2 days this problem is appearing. Please help me. Thank You

Answer:View settings keep reverting to "Details" view

Hi and welcome to TSF perhaps the suggestions here can help Change folder views and options in Windows/File Explorer |
I will move you to the win 8 forum for further help.

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I just reinstalled win7 on this machine (clean install of win7 pro x64) and am trying to set it up the way it used to be. Right now on any program (notepad, whatever) when I do a "save as" it shows a details view of whatever is the default folder for that program, but then when I navigate to save it on the desktop it shows icons, instead of the details view (see attached screenshot). Same things happens when doing a "file open".

Can anyone tell me what setting I need to change to get it to be a details view instead of an icon view? Thanks

Answer:want details view, not icon view, for "save as"


I am unsure as I am currently on a win 8 machine, but I would look inf cpanel>folder options>view. I believe (from memory) there are some relevant options there.

I think if you set up the focused window the way you want then click apply to all folders it may do the trick

Anyway cant hurt.

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I'm still confused as to how I can set my default folder view to "details" globally in windows 10. Sorry, I must be thick headed.

Answer:Set DefaultFolder view to Details

Windows is very forgetful. Run cmd and copy/paste:

reg add "hkcu\software\classes\local settings\software\microsoft\windows\shell\bags\allfolders\shell" /v "foldertype" /t reg_sz /d "notspecified" /f
taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe

then go to any folder, setup your desired view settings. then click - options - view - apply to folders - close explorer.

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In Windows 7 and earlier you could click View and "Choose Details" to customize which columns were displayed in an individual folder. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10?

Answer:View/Choose Details

WildClyde said:

In Windows 7 and earlier you could click View and "Choose Details" to customize which columns were displayed in an individual folder. Is there a way to do this in Windows 10?

You Mean like this? You can also right click on any column title and add them.

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In XP, the Details view of a folder of Mp3s showed the size of each song. With Vista, it shows Album name, Genre, Artist, etc., but not file size. I looked in Folder Options, but couldn't find how to do it. Can it be done?


Answer:Solved: Details view

Right-click a column header and choose your columns. Move them as you want.

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I set the view of a certain folder to Details but when I go back to it later on I find it turned into Tiles. Is there a way to fix the view to Details all the time?

Answer:Need to fix the view of a folder into details

Just that one folder or does it do that with every folder? If just that one, what's the folder name?

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This happens after I try DreamScene Activator from here:
DreamScene Activator: Activate DreamScene In All Editions Of Windows 7 & Vista | door2windows

My folder view is resetted for all folder types to default details view, auto-folder discovery is likely turned off too, and some view modes is too tight including list, details view modes. But view modes in Library doesn't affected. Well, I can't explain it clearly but focus on the blue selection color where at library is wider than in any other mode

I've tried to remove DreamScene Activator and sfc with no luck

EDIT: Auto-Refresh is disabled too. So I have to click Refresh to view file I copied, moved, or extracted. And I don't have any idea to enable it

Answer:Details View too Tight

Can't you just move the column header to the size you need it to be.?

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I want to standardise the file details that display in all my folders to Name, Size, File Type and date Created. At the moment I have a right old mish-mash. Any ideas how to do this? Win XP Home!

Answer:XP Folder details View

In Windows Explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View tab, click Apply to all folders.

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I would like every single folder on my system to always open in detail view
Have followed tutorials but unsuccessful in getting this to work consistently

Answer:Cannot get all subfolders to display in details view

If your asking what i think you are, Windows Explorer has a default setting for every directory, which means you have to change each one to what you would like it preset to.
Maybe using a file manager such as 7Zip Manager would be more relevant to what you are trying to achieve?

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when i drag & drop Now i see a Large Icon, where as with my old computer with win 7 I had a small Details view when I dragged & dropped.
I think I found a fix long ago but I can't find it now.
Thanks in advance, Mike

Answer:when i drag & drop i want to see details view

Go to advanced system settings. Under Performance, click 'Settings'. Under Visual Effects/Custom, uncheck: 'Show window contents while dragging'. Click Apply and OK.

However, that checkbox may already be unchecked. If so, uncheck the box 'Use visual styles on windows and buttons'. That makes Windows 7 look like XP to some extent, but so what.

That should at least get rid of the large icon, which I could not stand. It may not give you "details".

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yet another round of "ZT doesn't like changes that don't help him" here.

as we all know, vista (and 7) have all kinds of derpy templates for what details are shown when you pick "details" view in windows explorer. but I don't need to have half the ID3 tag of a given mp3 sprayed all over the details view along with a totally meaningless "out of five stars" rating thing. and having directories change to that if ever there's more than a few mp3s in them gets annoying; I value meaningful details; filetype, file size, date modified, etc. is there any decent means to keep myself from having to go and manually fix every directory and subdirectory that gets music in it?

Answer:explorer "details view" templates...

IMO...Windows is designed to provide a number of options to the varied owners of PCs. I consider this a plus.

I employ details view on my systems...but the details I reflect for a given folder/directory...vary according to the content. I don't need music file data on non-music files...and I want to see certain data in folders containing music.

I put all of my music in one partition...and then set the default detail settings for everything in that partition, choosing only those options I am interested in (bit rate, artist, size, etc.).

That strategy serves my needs and that's the only way that I can think of to easily get like items reflecting the same details in Windows.


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Just wondering if anyone has discovered a registry hack to get Windows Explorer to show file size in details view as KB, MB, GB as appropriate? FreeCommander has had this option for years.

Answer:Get Explorer details view to show kb mb gb as appropriate?

Are you meaning that you want to customize the columns being displayed? If so then please right-click on "column heading bar" and tick on the Size Check Box. Or is it something else that you are looking for?

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I've running Windows 7.I want to set the Windows Explorer view to permanently display the files in the "details" view. I can't seem to be able to achieve it.In XP it was just a case of setting the view to details and then choosing folder options on the menu bar and pressing the apply to all folders button. And windows explorer wouuld display all the files and folders in the "details" view.I can't seem to do this in Windows 7.Thanks in advance for any help on this.

Answer:How to set Windows Explorer into details view.

Open a folder, Select View, Details. Then Open Tools,View, Folders to apply to folders of the same type.

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When viewing my 'Windows Explorer' folders, I want all my folders (except Pictures) to open with the 'Details' view. Currently they are opening with 'Icon' view.Apart from individually changing the settings of every single folder one by one, is there a quick way to achieve that?Thanks.

Answer:Viewing folders with 'Details' view

In each area, (my pic, my docs etc) go to View and select details. All the files in the area chosen will change.

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Hi, I have the following problem: Explorer doesn`t show any details for any media file type like artist or album, when choosing Details view.
Additionally, clicking on file properties doesn`t show any info either, nor simple, nor in advanced view.
The files are fine, and other software reads the media file info correctly, including WMP 11 and Winamp.

Any ideas?


Answer:Solved: Problem with the Details view

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Ok, so I've switched a folder to 'Details' view, added a 'Description' column. But I can seem to edit this column?? How do I edit (or add text in my case) to this new column?

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I am hoping that some Windows guru will help me with this question.

I have music file folders (mp3 albums ripped from original CD's or purchased from Amazon.)
When I view these mp3 files, I don't like to see the default columns. Here's what I see:

Name / date modified / type / size.

I can highlight these files in the folder, right click the column name and select or deselect to chose whatever I want. However, I want to be able to change the default stucture to make it permanent.
So, this is what I prefer if it is possible:

Name (track name with mp3 ext.) / # (track number) / title (track name) / Contributing artists / Album

This would be awesome for my needs.
Is it possible?

Thank You.

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errorWhen an application crashes with the "blah blah Application has stop working" error, is there any way to obtain further details on the reason the particular application crashed.

Any help would be appreciated.

Answer:How to view details on application crash

type event viewer in the search box .. open the application section and see if there are any critical errors listed.. That should point you in the right direction..

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I want to set all my folder views to List and have set it to be so from folder options several times but it keeps reverting to Details.

Is this a bug? Anyone else experiencing this?

And either way is there a master setting somewhere (like default programs) where I can change this?

Answer:Folder view always reverts to 'details'

Hello Tom,

If you like, you can use the tutorial below to set the folder template of all folders to "General Items", set to show in "List" view, then "Apply to Folders" to set this for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

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I set the columns and their widths in "details" view for almost all folders in a certain way in WinExplorer.

Sometimes (I guess when the dir contains e.g. videos *.avi) additional columns where automatically shown, the column order and width differs.

I don't want in any case to see a "type" and "length" columns.

How can I set a details view really for all folders on my hard disc even when it contains *.avi videos or other multimedia stuff?


Answer:How to set details view in WinExp for really all folders?

Well the same way as always (XP has always had this problem too). But it's only a partial fix.

Go to the root of each drive. Set the view as you want it Then on the "Organize"->"Folder and search options"->"View" tab, click "Apply to all folders".

The only problem is when new folders are created they are created in "automatic" mode and the problem can slowly creep up again.

The only way to get it to stick permanently is to use something else like Explorer++

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How do I set Windows7 to open all folders in the details view. Currently I now have to set each window as I open them


Answer:Set folder view globally to details

Have a look at this tutorial,

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Ever since the Graphical User Interface was introduced, EVERY single folder by default, from mac to Windows, is in some kind of little details view with a little folder icon next to the folder name. Well, for the sake of Start Screen's visual approach, I think it would be best to go from Details view, to Large Icon view in Windows Explorer. For the naysayers, the amount of viewable folders and files actually remains the same in most cases and usually increases the amount, even with the Details pane in Windows 8 enabled. Without the Details pane, the amount viewable increases.

Proof of such...


Answer:I think it's time to move away from the Details view.

If you use large icons you loose the ability to see the detail provided by additional columns. It's fine for basic folders where there are few details, but for folders that contain photographs, music or many other categories, it just doesn't work. Personally, I'll stay with details view, which also consumes less space when used in conjunction with filters appropriate for the content.

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I hope Im in the right place and I did look around to see if I could find an answer to my questions. Anyway I made the mistake of buying windows 8 assuming it was just windows 7 fixed up, wow was I ever wrong The problem I am trying to solve at this moment is I set my folders to show medium icon view and no matter what it always reverts back to details (default view) I have reset all folders and applied to all folders but it changes back. The same thing happens for example..... I like to see file extensions but it changes by itself ,it is strange that sometime it will keep my changes for a time but it will always go back to default. I have also gone back to the factory setting 3 times thinking I did something wrong cuz one time I couldn't get the preview pane (pain) or the navigation pane to remove. The only thing Im using at the moment that didn't come with the system is the Classic Shell Win8. My OS is windows 8 X64 so if anyone has any thoughts or suggestions I would appreciate very much to hear them, Im not a PRO but have been using since the old DOS days and have a fair idea how this is suppose to work, and I have always tweaked the system I was running at work or home but this OS doesn't wanna cooperate at all. Sorry if I was to long winded but was trying to give an account of my problems.Thanks in advance.

Answer:Folder View always goes back to details.

Hello Miklo,

If you have not already, you might see if using the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders and templates may help.

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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in any folder the icons of text files and other suddenly changed their icons to lower, weird quality. This never happened before and it only starts looking normal when the view is small icons and above.

Answer:icons look different in folders with details view

its not only on txt files \/

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Is there a way I can set the folder Details view for Pictures WITHOUT changing the Video details view.
I want the length of my movies but not the length of my pictures and the diamensions of my pictures but not the diamensions of the movies etc.

Answer:Folder details view setting

Pictures and videos are generally uploaded to different folders, so the settings in each of the folders should be independent from the other. But if, for some reason, you have your pictures + videos in the same folder, I think the only way you could do that would be a work-around --- to manually transfer all of your pictures or videos to a separate folder. That way, in each of the folders, by right-clicking on the settings options and selecting 'More' at the bottom of the list, you have several hundred specific options to choose from and select.

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I have recently not been able to run sfc /scannow. It gets to 15% and says it cannot continue. I normally run it twice a week so know it is recent. There have been no software or hardware changes except Windows updates recently. Otherwise the system runs fine. It is not a virus or malware. I ran a scan with MSE, Malwarebytes and 11 hours of Microsoft system sweeper. Nothing was found. I am including the sfc details text. Any help would be appreciated. If it can be fixed, I would appreciate knowing how, but would rather do a clean install than spend 5 hours trying to fix it. Thanks. I have also run checkdisk F/ R/

Answer:Can someone read sfc details text

In the first place, why are you running the sfc tool twice a week? It's not a maintenance tool and there's no point in running it unless you're having severe problems with Windows - and even then, other steps should be attempted before going to sfc.

As for your log file, it complains about t2embed.dll which belongs to Microsoft's TrueType rendering engine. I think there was a recent security patch affecting exactly this file, and having that patch installed might be what's throwing sfc off...although it shouldn't.

Honestly, if there's nothing else obviously wrong with your system I wouldn't worry about this error for the time being and just stop using sfc.

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Hey there...ok...when I'm in explorer (viewing files not the internet) my View setting sometimes changes from Details to Thumbnails for no reason at all...not it just affects that one I set it back to Details and it's all good again...the folder seems's been happening to me for a long time...I don't think it's a virus or anything bad...I think it's a flaw or a bug or something...does anyone else have this problem??? THANX

Answer:How come my View changes from Details to Thumbnails in Explorer for no reason???

I had the EXACT same problem. I've attached the text below on how to fix it.

Good luck
By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:


These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell.

Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value.

Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size).

Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam.

Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

Close the registry and reboot.

Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

Always remember to back up your registry.

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Windows 10 insists that the camera folder on my phone is going to be viewed as though it contains music and won't allow changing its default to just generic file details.

Thus the details view header has a bunch of categories that are useless for photos, track name, duration etc. To get the date I have to right click on the header and check Date Authored. It's a DCIM folder for *photos* so why is it defaulting to settings for music?

Is there a way to hack this to make it by default use the general files details view for all folders, no matter the type of files in them? 99.99% of the time I only need to see the file name, type, size and date, no matter what kind of file it is.

Answer:Change default details view for MTP devices?

You have to make the change on your phone not the computer. It does help to know the mfg, model and OS on your phone.

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Is there a way to make files and folders mingle together when using details view in Windows XP?

The way it works now, the folders are always grouped separately from the normal files. I typically sort by filename and I'd like the folders to be mixed in with the files, sorted by name just as if they were regular files themselves.

I know this isn't an error condition, but it is an annoyance. Please post a reply if you know a fix or workaround for this. Thanks!

Answer:mix files and folders in explorer (details view)

View, Arrange Icons By, Show in Groups.
Not perfect though, because of the letter headers, takes longer to scroll.

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I've been using an install of Win7 home prem for 7 months. About every month a feature fails.

This month the 'details view' in windows explorer randomly changes to big non-discript icons. It undoes the general purpose and apply to subfolders on some, seemingly the most used folders.
This is really annoying. anyway to regedit this permanently for all?

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Answer:[SOLVED] losing details view Win7

Press the Alt Key then click View and select the view you wish (Details etc)
if that is not available, go to Start/Search and type CMD right click the CMD icon in the search results and Run As Administrator. In the Elevated Command Prompt type SFC /scannow and press enter. This will replace any missing system files.

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I have a question regarding mp3 music files in folders. I keep these files (all album folders) in music folder on desktop. When I click any subfolder of these albums, I'd like to view them by track number, file (song name), artist and album name. (as shown in the screenshot below).
The problem is Windows 8.1 default gives me certain details such as type, size, date created. I know that I can select and unselect the little boxes after I right click the column header.

Is it possible to change the default for these details?


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I like to view my files/folders as 'Details' rather than as thumbnails...i find them easier to read and it's easier to find what im looking for.. 'Thumbnail' seems to be the default setting for every single folder and i have to change every single folder i enter, which is a can i change the default so that when i enter each folder the files/folders are arranged as 'Details'

Answer:Solved: 'Details' View Rther Than 'Thumbnails'

Open any folder and set it to 'Details' view. Click on 'Tools' select 'Folder Options' then the 'View' tab.

At the top click on 'Apply to all folders' then click 'Apply' 'OK'

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I've been searching and searching, And can't find a plugin or anything that can do this change in Windows XP.

I want to be able to right click in detailed view, and edit the "Artist" and other columns. Not just the file name.

Does anyone know how to get that working?

(I can't right click and go to properties. I have 2000+ songs, which most have messed up names that I need to go threw and edit. Going threw properties each time would be hell on earth)

Answer:Direct Edit of other columns in Details view. Help :(

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I find it annoying when I use windows Explorer to browse my files and see folders where my files are not displayed in 'Details'-view.
(Other views are: Icons, Tiles, Content etc...)

How do I set up Windows 8 so that it always displays all foders in the 'Details' -view

Answer:How always display Explorer files in the 'Details' -view?

Hello whitek,

You could use the method in the tutorial below to set a folder view for all folders. You would use General Items in step 1 for "Details".

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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Hey everyone,

I have been playing around with this for a while now and can't seem to do it.

Its there a way to show the year and size of a folder in a folder under details view?

What I mean is this. I have a folder that contains roughly 500 videos. Every video is contained in its own folder with the same name. What I would like is to be able to have the size of each folder and the year show in Details view.

Name | Size | Year
Video | 3gb. | 2005

Can this be done or am I just dreaming?

Answer:Windows Explorer Details View Question

Yes you can do it by applying following settings:

Open Windows Explorer (Shortcut : Windows Key + E))

Click on View as shown in below picture.

Now select Details as shown in below picture:

It will display your folder with all the details.

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Hello all, have a small issue but it's annoying to me. I always use the "Details" view when using Windows Explorer or My Computer. With XP I could see the little lines which represented the different columns at the top and still with Vista although in a slightly different way. With Win 7 I can't get them to show at all so that any time I want to size the column I have to watch the cursor to see when it changes to a + so that I can size the columns. How can I make the lines show up? I know that wasn't a very good explanation, see example below with red circles around the lines on XP pic:

Answer:[SOLVED] Windows 7 - My Computer in Details View

Hi in win 7 click on view then details

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I have Win XP and whenever I open windows explorer, the right pane has icons listed and I always have to change it to details under view. Is there a way to ensure that when I open explorer, it defaults to details view?? I've tried opening explorer and changing it to details, holding the control key when closing it and when I open explorer, it displays in details view, until you click on a folder (flash drive) and it changes to icon view when showing the contents of the flash drive. Is there a way soi that explorer will continue in the details format as you click on various drives?

Answer:Is there a way to have windows explorer default to details view

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When I open a folder in windows explorer using the details view, i see times in the date column but no dates. For example, if a file was modified on 4/30/2006 at 4:56, all i see in the date modified column is 4:56. This is happening with all files in all folders.

I really don't want to reinstall WinXP, but i will if i have to. Any suggestions short of that.

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I'd prefer to have details for all folders.
It looks like I found a solution for the annoying auto changing of folder types:

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

;This registry script has been made by Vishal Gupta -

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]

But I also want the view to stay details even if I change it in explorer's view menu to look at something. In this case currently the setting is immediately saved somewhere and next time I get that view. I want it to show details the next time I visit it...

(I have also disabled thumbs.db and desktop.ini via registry settings.)

Answer:Default to details view for all folders, even after change

Hello Avada,

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view of "Details" with a "General Items" template. The folder view will be applied to all folders and remembered. If you make any changes to the folder view of a folder afterwards, then that change will still be remembered for that folder.

Folder View - Set a Default for all Folders in Windows 8

Hope this helps,

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I know that you can set up files to always open in the same view (e.g., details). Is there a way to also do this with files you want to save, e.g., usually when I save a file, the view that comes up first is list (unless I previously saved something in the same folder in details. Is there a way to set things up so that the default view when saving a file is details?

Answer:Saving files consistently in Details View

Open/Save Dialog Box

This is a bug in XP and Microsoft Is Aware Of This - The Common Dialog Box Does Not Retain The Settings.

No Resolution For This Yet.

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Currently trying to fix a problem on another's computer so I am not sure how the problem originated, other than they remember seeing a popup asking them if they would like to optimize their computer's view, or something along those lines.

At first I thought it was a problem with IE but then noticed it on the same computer when installing Skype.

Haven't been able to find this problem anywhere else.

I've attached pictures of both Yahoo (really shows lack of details on the site)

Answer:Unable to view all details on IE, Skype, and other programs

Hi bondsy,

Try going to "Internet Options" in IE and try restoring all of the browser settings to it's default settings. You can also try performing a "System Restore" to an earlier date, before when the user clicked on the popup. Hope everything works out well for you.

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I know this is probably a really stupid/noob question but I've upgraded to Windows 7 64-bit with my new PC and I've noticed that when programs crash they don't allow me to view the extra details... So is there a way to view them like in Vista or do I have to access the event viewer?

Example of what I want:

Example of what I don't want:

Answer:Any way to view details of programs crashing like in Vista?

Hi Dalek22, Type event viewer in the search box and hit enter. Open application section and see for any critical errors.

Hope this helped you.

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Seems like this must have been answered somewhere, but I swear I could not find it so I gave up...

If I open a folder with pictures or videos in it, in details view, it shows a column called Ratings which has 5 blank stars in it.

This seems like a great way to rate photos and movie clips so I can search for favorites. However, I can't seem to figure out any way to APPLY ratings to photos or movie clips using those stars.

What's the deal? Is there a way to indeed apply ratings to pictures and movies using those stars, or ??? why are they there??

Answer:How do I use the Ratings stars in Vista details view?

One way is to:

right-click on file>properties>details>mouse over star and choose rating>apply

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Hi all,I was wondering if anyone knew of registry tweaks that could be used to set all folder views in Windows Explorer as "Details View"?We as a company have disabled folder options for the users but we would like to add the required registry keys onto our logon script to ensure every user has the same settings. There is nothing in the GPO either which is quite annoying.Any help would be greatly appreciated.Thanks

Answer:Windows Explorer - Default Details View

Open Windows Explorer > View > Click on Details.Move to Tools > Folder Options > View, click on Apply to all Folders.In Advanced settings: make sure this is ticked > Remember each folder's view settings.

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I installed Windows 2008 evaluation version, actually just for seeing
what are new , yesterday.
As you see on this screen capture, the Explorer above displays a
"large details" view (I don't know the correct term). I both set the
two Explorer's view to "Details" but only the top one showed in that
view. Is the large detailed view available on Windows Vista?

Answer:Large details view of Windows Explorer

All views of file and folders are available in Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008.

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A somewhat trivial question, but I thought I would ask: When I change the View option in my folders to Details, most of them stay that way, but a few always change to List or Small Icons on their own. Is there some option I should be selecting in the Control Panel to default to Details view on everything?

Answer:Keeping window folders in Details view

After making the desired changes to Windows Explorer, go to Tools, Folder Options and then the View tab. Select the "Apply to all folders" button.

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I'm seeing incorrect icons displayed under Windows 10 for certain executable files when viewed in Windows 10 Explorer in Details view. If I change the folder view to Thumbnails, the correct icon is shown, but if I switch back to Details view they're still displayed incorrectly.

I have repeatedly tried resetting the icon cache and re-opening the folders, but that doesn't help.

Is this a known Windows 10 bug? I'm running 64-bit Windows 10 Pro, Version 1703 (OS Build 15063.674)

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After applying these 2 tweaks
- Is it possible to have icons of 32px and their name BELOW?
- Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable
now I have a new problem:

Do you know how to configure a "List" / "Details" folder view in these menus for every folder?

Start Notepad >> File >> Open... to replicate this issue.

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Is there a way to change the Windows Explorer default setting so that every time I use it the list of all the folders and sub-folders are displayed to show the Details setting? Right now I can change it for one folder and then I have to do it all over again for subsequent folders. I want it to default to the details option always. I am running Win XP and all the updates are current. It's a single user machine if that matters.
If this involves anything having to do with something called "registry," please remember that I'm really a beginner and have no idea how you do anything with "registry." It seems like it's always being mentioned though in every problem that needs to be fixed in Windows.

Answer:how to Show the DETAILS view of Windows Explorer

thank you. I found the answer when I finally used the right search terms.

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Hello to ALL,

Windows Explorer in details view does not display the columns headers bar (name, type, date, size etc...) - it was there since the installation in DEC'09 but today when i opened the WE it wasn't there. The folders and files are still showed in columns, from view/choose details... menu i can select/clear which columns to appear but the columns names are not displayed.

Has anyone encountered such a behavior? Any idea how to restore the columns headers bar to be displayed?

Appreciate your help.

Thanks / Nicky

Answer:Explorer - NO column headers bar in details view

Hello Nicky, and welcome to Seven Forums.

The column headers would only be displayed in the Details folder arrangement view. Since you do, then you might see if resetting all folder views to default may restore them afterwards. If it does not help, then you might see if a repair install can without losing anything.

Hope this helps,

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Win 7 was easy to make all your folders show details view and not what windows thought you should view it as.

I can't find a way to do that in Win 8. I have googled it many times and all attempts have failed. I have changed several folders to details view only to have them revert back to what windows wants me to view them as.

I would like to do this for all my folders and libraries, which I understand may not work for libraries.

Can someone please help me. Is there a registry setting I can set to force all views to be detail view?

Answer:Folder View want to make it all folders show details

It's pretty much the same as Win 7, but to get to is is a little different, first open My Computer and Open the C drive and choose Detail View, then hit Options:

Then hit "Change Folder Options" and it is the same, choose "Apply to All folders"

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Hello, I apologize if this issue has been addressed already, but I can't seem to find a thread with a solution to my problem. Whenever I set my view to "Details," my windows explorer would always set itself to other views such as Tiles, or other times, it would usually get rid of the other columns, and only the "Name" column appears while all the other columns disappear. If I add all the columns that I had originally back to its state, it would then go to other settings of view (usually Tiles) or just go back to having no other columns except "Name." These are just some examples of the issue that I have. Even if I went to Folder Options, and clicked on "Apply to Folders" or "Reset Folders," the problem still persists. Some folder's sub-folders even get affected for some reason. I have even scanned my computer for any malware, viruses, worms etc. I have Windows Vista, and I use AVG 9.0 and Ad-Aware for protection. They detect the computer is clean, and I always scan my computer on a regular basis. Thus far, I can't get the views to be fixed and not have it change to other views and settings. Is there any solution to this? Any help is appreciated. Thank you!

Answer:Solved: Windows Explorer Vista View Details

This is one possible solution[11]=File%20Folder%20Settings


I have used this solution and it does solve the 'forgetting the settings' problem.

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I have searched the web. Maybe it can't be done.

I'm on XP Pro SP2.
I use "Details" view as my default in Windows Explorer, and would love to have that be the default view for all my File Open and File Save dialogs, but they always default to "List" view < grrrrrrr >.

Some MS apps can be forced to keep Details view *for that session only* by setting to Details and holding down the CTRL key while processing the first file, but after re-opening the app, I'm back to List view.

Whoever at Microsoft made the executive decision to make List the default needs to have itching powder sprinkled in his shorts.

I'm hoping that with all the combined knowledge on this forum, someone has a solution.

Thanks -

Answer:Any way to set Details as default view in Open/Save dialogs?

Got an answer at another forum, but not the one I wanted.

This is a bug in XP and Microsoft Is Aware Of This - The Common Dialog Box Does Not Retain The Settings.

No Resolution For This Yet.Click to expand...

Never will be a resolution for XP, I don't think


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How do I change the default view in Vista HOme Premium from Details to List?

Answer:Changing the default view in Vista from Details to List

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Good afternoon everyone, Here is the problem. I am trying to get a standard view for the files under 'My Music' and all subfolders. Does not seem to work. Let us take an example: In the My Music\classical\ subfolder all the subfolders below that are artists names and the files may consist of mp3, mp4, m4a, flv, swf, some txt, occasional mpeg. It seems that if the folder contains all mp3 files then I can select 'name', 'size' & 'length' and in folder options I select view>apply to all folders then it will display correctly. But not if there are mp4, m4a, and flv mixed or some other combination. Then (whoever is in charge of my computer) adds all the additional columns and I wind up clicking away to remove the offending details only to have to do it again and again. Is there a way to do it 'my way'? Thanks for viewing!

Answer:how to modify folder view details for music files?

Then (whoever is in charge of my computer)

Who is in charge of your computer. If that is not your own computer, what do you expect.

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As the title says,

When using my CAD program the details view of the folders will not show. I know how to change the views this is not the problem.
This previously worked but after updates it now will not. The information is there as it will sometimes appear after repeated attempts to open files but no consistency as to when the file details will show up.
I'm assuming some code or script has been screwed up.
I can view my files in all views EXCEPT details which is the view form I prefer.

Looking for some help figuring this out. Thanks!!


Answer:No details view in menus when opening files in my cad prog

my CAD program

Which one? Helps mightily to give the name and version number.

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In details view, when right clicking the header to add columns, is there a way to add Frame Width and Frame Height to that popup menu?

Better yet would be making it automatically add those columns for folders with videos files, with Frame Width to the left of Frame Height? Applying settings to all folders only works for folders that already exist. New folders still default to the default settings.

To add those columns one has to right click the header, click More, scrolllllll way down, check the two boxes, click OK then drag Width to the left of Height.

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How can I change the font in the details view and tree view of Windows Explorer?


Answer:Change font in details and tree view of WinExplorer?

Fonts - Change
5. To Change the Item Font

Select item - Icon.
However, this will change font for ALL shortcuts and folders.

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The view on CDs and my phone do not get set to detailed view, and do not show the modified date when is set it that way. Worse, the thing does not "stick" on my HTC One X+ phone, reverting to that view every time I change folders by clicking on the triangles to go back or open a new folder. I have to set a new view every time.

The "apply to folders" option is dimmed. when I go to tools->folder options->view.
Worse, I have set all five types the way I want them and it works for the hard drives, but these defaults are ignored for CDs or DVDs I burn or for connecting my phone to the computer. Even more annoying, the stupid "group by" gets turned on for CDs and DVDs.

How do I set the final "hidden" default? I want it so that "group by" never gets turned on unless I tell it to, although completely disabling that annoying feature would be acceptable. I'd also like every window to default to "details" except possibly the "my computer" or whatever they want to call it in Windows 7 Professional that you get with <windows key>-<e>.
Every other window should have details view and include the dates.
Nothing here helps
Change folder options
and I already did this, which works fine for the hard drives, but not for optical discs or my phone:
Customize the Five Windows Folder Templates

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Anybody can share how to increase the size of icons in the details view of folders? there are a couple of howto around but they don't work, any new solution you know?

Answer:Increase Icons Size in Folder Details View

You can change the icon size to pretty much any size you like using CtrlMouseWheelZoom.exe

It's an AutoHotKey script compiled as an executable and you can download it here:

How to assign browser-like zooming hotkeys for resizing icons on the Desktop and in the Explorer window in Windows 8.1 and Windows 8 | Winaero

In addition to the video shown in the above link here's another video (below) showing the script in action on my machine.

Folder is set to "General Items" and "Details View"

Icon size is remembered on a per folder basis (Folder Template Discovery is off). Not sure what happens if you've got Folder Template Discovery switched on.

Note: CtrlMouseWheelZoom.exe will run until you kill the process via task manager or other method.

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For Windows 8/8.1, in the File explorer details view, is there any way for me to have a column for "Size on disk" as well as your traditional "Size" column?

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I am sure that XP used to remember whether a folder was last viewed in details/thumb preview mode etc.

Windows 7 seems to just switch it on or off for all folders.

Is there a way to get explorer to remember the way it viewed the folders the last time you were in that folder.


Answer:Tell folder to remember view type ie details or thumb

Hello Lee,

By default, the folder views of a folder opened from a specific location should show the same way they were when the folder window was last closed from that location.

If a folder can be open from more than one location, then each location will have a separate folder view remembered for it. For example, C:\Users\(user-name)\Pictures vs Start Menu -> Pictures vs Start Menu -> Personal folder -> Pictures.

Hope this helps,

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Hi all,

I am organizing my mp3s using this pc with windows 8.1. For the columns so far I have the name, #, artists, album, type, size, bite rate, length, year, publisher, which is perfect so far, however, I also would like to add the sample rate of the mp3, however, I am unable to find the sample rate in choose details. How would I find the sample rate in choose details using this pc with windows 8.1, is sample rate with windows 8.1 called something else, are there addons or something else somewhere I am able to get to add more options to the choose details, ...?

Thanks so much!

Answer:Windows 8.1 View Mp3 Sample Rate Choose Details?

Which program are you using for organizing. I found out that this: Download MP3 Diags - MajorGeeks gives me most details and this I use for reading and modifying ID3 tags Download Mp3tag - MajorGeeks

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Is there a setting in XP home and pro where you can set the number of pixels in the name from 180, which appears to be standard, to about 300 -----and have it reset all the files in folders set to open in "details" ---but do it all at once (registry or somewhere else), so I won't have to change this setting for each folder set to open the files with "details". I've got all this space out in the right 1/3 of the window and I would just like to set all the folder options which are to open with the "details view" to open with the file name at about 300 pixels instead of 180 pixels, so I won't have to reset each one manually. (too many!) thx

Answer:? about changing the folder view, details, number of pixels.

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Files and folders are mixing together but only on one drive or possibly in one folder. This drive in all places except two has a folder containing only folders or a folder containing only files. The exceptions are a folder called PVRRECORD and the root of the drive, which contains:

System Volume Information
recorded.txtClick to expand...

Then I move into PVRRECORD and things start messing up. Clicking on Name to arrange by name gives me mixed files and folders, usually (but not always?) with files of matching name to a folder coming after the folder. A file that you would expect to be mixed in amongst the folders may be at the end of the folders like a well-behaved file should be. Later it will end up mixed in with the folders like all the other files.

I found that clicking on alternate headings can cause the files and folders to separate and then clicking on Name again will give me the correct sorting order. However, I have to try Size, then Type, then Date Modified. Sometimes I only need to click on one other heading or maybe two but equally often I have to run through the whole lot before things go back to normal. Things don't necessarily arrange in a logical order, as you go through this process, until the last sort.

I'm using Details view but the problem still occurs in List view.

I can find plenty of hits in Google for people wanting to get this to happen and using "Arrang... Read more

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Hi All,

I use Details View on Windows Explorer.
And i want to increase the icons' size without changing to any other view (keep using Details view).

Is there any way to do this?


Answer:How to Change Icon Size of Details View on Windows 7

not possible I'm afraid, trying to size up the icons will put you in list mode, then small icons etc

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I'm on W2K, and something that has bugged me for years is that (other than in Excel, etc), I can't set the default view for "Open Files" dialog to be Details instead of List...and thus almost every time I have to use it, I have to first set view to Details in order to find my file, which is a real PITA! List view, is in my opinion, totally worthless once you have more than a handful of files in a folder... Thus...I'm wondering, is there some Registry hack, or other means that would allow me to do this?

Thanks for any pointers!

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When you open up a folder full of images and select Details view, Windows 7 displays a lot of information down at the bottom of the list about the image. All well and good, except that the ones that are shown by default are aimed mostly at photographers, and show things like camera model or lens setting. I want have a big folder full of, say, car images, and I'd like the bottom to display things like Year make and model, all of which you can select for display in the columns above. But there seems to be no way to do this. Ideas?

Answer:Edit displayed EXIF data in details view

Go into the details box, and right-click on what you want to change, comments, add a tag, add a name, Author, etc etc. You can add or edit anything you like in the edit boxes that pop up.

Regards....Mike Connor

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I set my explorer window so details and went into option so it can be the default, but when I browse a ftp folder, it still has the "tiles" by default.

Can't I set details also for ftp folders ?

Answer:Windows explorer can't remember the details view on ftp folders

Are the ftp Folders on your computer or on a Server? I've found that the Folders on my Domain aren't affected/retained by the Folder Options, View settings on the computers I use to log in and transfer files.

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I'm using WIndows XP, I have my music files folders set to "details" view. Recently the ID3 information has not shown up. I can view it through winamp file info or through my tag editor. However file properties does not give any info either. All other information in detail view is available, date modified, type, size etc.
If I do a system restore it all appears again. Then after a few days or weeks it goes. It doesn't seem to bear any relation to installing new apps.
This is a very useful feature for me and I want to fix the problem. I've searched for information but found nothing. It's also difficult to search as the words are none specific.
Any help direct or indirect would be appreciated.

Answer:Solved: ID3 info no longer visible in details view

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Strange new behavior.
Win 8.1
When I choose a folder and opt for view/large or medium icons, I initially get the chosen option, but after I close the folder and open it again after a few minutes, it opens back to the original details setting---quite annoying. This happens particularly after rebooting.

Any ideas?

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I have Googled unsuccessfully.

I'm on XP Pro SP2.
I use "Details" view as my default in Windows Explorer, and want that to be the default view for all my application File Open and File Save dialogs, but they always default to "List" view .

Some Microsoft apps can be forced to keep Details view *for that session only* by setting to Details and holding down the CTRL key while processing the first file, but after re-opening the app, I'm back to List view.

Whoever at Microsoft decided to make List the default needs to have itching powder sprinkled in his shorts.

I'm hoping someone has a solution.

Thanks -

Answer:Solved: Need a way to set Details as default view in Open/Save dialogs

Open/Save Dialog Box

This is a bug in XP and Microsoft Is Aware Of This - The Common Dialog Box Does Not Retain The Settings.

No Resolution For This Yet.

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I really like the details view. The File Explorer Details view works great on all folders. However when ever I search (which windows search sucks and is another story) it always REVERTS back to the CONTENT view, even though I set it to show DETAILS. I could not find a way for it to have the DETAILS view persist when I do search. I am posting a video that illustrates the issue

In one folder for some reason it did stick to Details view , but not sure how.
I thought I can run the search and click on Folder options and Apply to all folders, but that is greyed out when in search.

it is just a nuisance


Answer:Windows 10 Aniv (or older) Search Details view setting not persistent

Hi, if I search a folder in file explorer, and set the display to, say, medium icons, and close explorer, and then repeat that with a different folder, but set the search results to, say, Details, then if I go back to the first folder and do a search, the display is medium icons. The same with the other folder.

I.e. the format of the search results is remembered for a particular folder.

What I think you are asking for is all search results to be presented in a particular view, the same for all folders. Is that correct?

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When I use the details view, the vertical spacing between rows is so big it makes it hard to scan down long lists. It's most notable when chaning from list view to details view, also the folder pane on the left doesn't have this odd spacing. I know MS has embraced liberal use of white space, but this spacing is uncommon and very hard to use for long lists. Is there any way to change this back to normal?

Answer:Windows Explorer - Details View - Vertical Spacing Readability Issues

Desktop - Right click - Personalize - Window Color - Advanced Appearance Settings - and change all fonts to Tahoma 8, and you will get windows xp font, and little less spacing

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If you use the details view in Windows Explorer, you'll note that save for the name field, all other fields are grayed out, likely due to Microsoft finding them "irrelevant" for most users. This is infuriating, as these are things which I refer to regularly, and I find it asinine that I'm expected to squint difficultly at gray text on a white background just to determine specific characteristics of a file. If anyone out there has any idea of a workaround, be it a third party application to hack around with the OS, or a registry value, or a setting which hitherto has escaped my notice, which would rid me of this annoyance, I offer my preemptive thanks and appreciation. Please, let me know if you have any ideas!

Thank you, again.

Answer:Details view in Explorer utilizes faint font color for most fields.

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