Howto customize search result columns

trailo77

New Member
Hi there, I am desperatly trying to change Vistas default search result columns.

Everytime I use the do a search, I change the coulmns to
"Name, Folder Path, Size, Type".

Unforunatly Vista only remembers my settings for the already changed folders. If I search a different/new folder it defauls back to "Name, Date modified, Type, Folder, Authors, Tags".

Where can I change the default columns? As I do not want to change the columns for each and every folder ...

I have already customizes Vista's default folder templates in "C:\Users\<username>\" , but this has no effect on the search result.

Customizing the searches in "C:\Users\<username>\Searches" has also no use, as theese are the saved searches.

Any help appreciated :-)
 

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garysgold

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Hi Trailo77,

Do a search in explorer, set up the columns the way you like. Click- organize menu/folder and search options. Select the view tab and click the Apply to Folders button. This should set all search windows to be the same. Worked for me.

Hope it works for you.
Gary
 
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trailo77

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Hi garysgold ,

thanks a lot for your answer. I works exactly the way I want it to. :)

I never had the idea of using the organize/folder and search options button.
I've already tried appying the settings using the folder options from the tools menu, but this applied to all my folders....

So, again - many thanks !
 

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Brink

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dagzag

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Hi Trailo77,

Do a search in explorer, set up the columns the way you like. Click- optimize menu/folder and search options. Select the view tab and click the Apply to Folders button. This should set all search windows to be the same. Worked for me.

Hope it works for you.
Gary

I have the same problem, but I dont understand your answer:o where do I find "optimize menu/folder"?

Thanks
 

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Brink

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Your welcome Dagzag. I'm happy to hear your problem is fixed.

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