Windows Explorer and columns...

Posted: 01-19-2009, 01:05 PM
Hi...

Can't find a NG committed to Windows Explorer i particular, so if this is
the wrong MG, please redirect me....

How do I change the columns in Windows Explorer to a set of columns of my
own choice permanently?

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Øyvind Granberg

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Windows Explorer and columns...


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Rick Rogers
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Re: Windows Explorer and columns...
Posted: 01-19-2009, 01:17 PM
Hi,

Set it the way you want. Organize/Layout, enable the menu bar. Then
View/Choose Details. Once set, click Tools/Folder Options/View tab, "apply
to folders".

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"Øyvind Granberg" <tresfjording@live.no> wrote in message
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> Hi...
>
> Can't find a NG committed to Windows Explorer i particular, so if this is
> the wrong MG, please redirect me....
>
> How do I change the columns in Windows Explorer to a set of columns of my
> own choice permanently?
>
> --
>
> Kind regards
> Øyvind Granberg
>
> tresfjording@live.no
> www.tresfjording.com
Chris J Dixon
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Re: Windows Explorer and columns...
Posted: 01-19-2009, 02:15 PM
Rick Rogers wrote:
>"Øyvind Granberg" <tresfjording@live.no> wrote in message
>news:378F428B-D2E0-452F-B1FC-A0A70EE02C97@microsoft.com...
>> Hi...
>>
>> Can't find a NG committed to Windows Explorer i particular, so if this is
>> the wrong MG, please redirect me....
>>
>> How do I change the columns in Windows Explorer to a set of columns of my
>> own choice permanently?
>>
>Set it the way you want. Organize/Layout, enable the menu bar. Then
>View/Choose Details. Once set, click Tools/Folder Options/View tab, "apply
>to folders".
>
Then, how do you stop it reverting to whatever Vista thinks is
best, on a pretty random basis?

Chris
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Øyvind Granberg
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Re: Windows Explorer and columns...
Posted: 01-20-2009, 02:56 PM
Thank you Rick R. :-)
I've tried that method before, but it didn't stick.
It seems to do that now....

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Øyvind Granberg

tresfjording@live.no
www.tresfjording.com

"Rick Rogers" <rick@mvps.org> skrev i nyhetsmeldingen:
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> Hi,
>
> Set it the way you want. Organize/Layout, enable the menu bar. Then
> View/Choose Details. Once set, click Tools/Folder Options/View tab, "apply
> to folders".
>
> --
> Best of Luck,
>
> Rick Rogers, aka "Nutcase" - Microsoft MVP
> http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/
> Windows help - www.rickrogers.org
> My thoughts http://rick-mvp.blogspot.com
>
> "Øyvind Granberg" <tresfjording@live.no> wrote in message
> news:378F428B-D2E0-452F-B1FC-A0A70EE02C97@microsoft.com...
>> Hi...
>>
>> Can't find a NG committed to Windows Explorer i particular, so if this is
>> the wrong MG, please redirect me....
>>
>> How do I change the columns in Windows Explorer to a set of columns of my
>> own choice permanently?
>>
>> --
>>
>> Kind regards
>> Øyvind Granberg
>>
>> tresfjording@live.no
>> www.tresfjording.com
>
Susan
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Re: Windows Explorer and columns...
Posted: 01-20-2009, 08:52 PM
On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:05:26 +0100, Øyvind Granberg
<tresfjording@live.no> wrote:
>Hi...
>
>Can't find a NG committed to Windows Explorer i particular, so if this is
>the wrong MG, please redirect me....
>
>How do I change the columns in Windows Explorer to a set of columns of my
>own choice permanently?
I've always experienced this same or similar problem with Windows
Explorer (WX). Remembering my XP days you could go to the directory
root and set up its appearance and click on an option to save that
appears in all sub-directories, i.e., from C:\ you could set up the
directory appearance you liked for everything inside it. This worked
in WX only, if you tried to set this up from "My Computer" it would
never stick.

Now, in Vista and going to WX customizing the general appearance for
all directories is a mess. I get thumbnails where I don't want or
need them. I get the damn rating stars I have zero interest in. It
is as if you have to set up what you want to see in every directory
and there is no global option to set set up your default appearance
for all directories. (One of these days I'll have to start using the
term 'Folder' instead of 'Directory'.) I basically want 'Details'
showing in all the Folders period but this either doesn't stick in
some folders or it isn't global as I go around to other folders and
forget which ones I set 'Details' in.

Maybe this problem is one thing W7 will revert back to XP to solve?

Is it also possible that although I've tried embrassing Vista's
appearance changes I should select 'Classic' where I have the choices
to do so?
~<Susan>~

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an end today. It's already tomorrow in
Australia. - Charles Schultz
PerkyPat
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Re: Windows Explorer and columns...
Posted: 01-21-2009, 12:13 AM

"Susan" <UCE@null.invalid> wrote in message
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> Now, in Vista and going to WX customizing the general appearance for
> all directories is a mess. I get thumbnails where I don't want or
> need them. I get the damn rating stars I have zero interest in. It
> is as if you have to set up what you want to see in every directory
> and there is no global option to set set up your default appearance
> for all directories. (One of these days I'll have to start using the
> term 'Folder' instead of 'Directory'.) I basically want 'Details'
> showing in all the Folders period but this either doesn't stick in
> some folders or it isn't global as I go around to other folders and
> forget which ones I set 'Details' in.

The solution offered here worked for me -
http://thevistaforums.com/index.php?showtopic=23106
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