On Mon, 19 Jan 2009 14:05:26 +0100, Řyvind Granberg
>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
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?
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