Solved Keep folder view settings after renaming folder

QuantumFool

New Member
Hi all,

First of all, new here and I apologize if this is not the correct environment for my question.

As the title suggests, my problem is this: every time I rename a folder, Vista changes the folder view settings in that folder back to the default for that specific folder.

I have gone through the tutorials in this forum about making Vista always remember the current folder settings. That is not my issue. An example of what I mean: Let us say I have a folder named "Music" and the folder view settings are set to 'Music Details'. Fine. But let us now say that I also want to show the bit rates and/or the length of the songs. 'Music Details' does not have this by default, so I right-click and at the bar (tab? menu?) and choose to show them. So far so good, and my settings are always there. However, if I change the folder name to something else, the view settings revert back to the original 'Music Details'.

Is there a way of stopping this from happening? I often change folder names and/or move them around, and it is annoying to always have to add/remove what I want from the view settings.

Thanks.
 

QuantumFool

New Member
Thanks, Shawn, but it did not solve the issue. It seems to me that as soon as a folder name has been changed, Vista treats it as a new folder and applies whatever default folder view settings might be in use for that specific folder. In my example above, this means going back to default 'Music Details' instead of keeping my personal folder view settings.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
Yeah, that's what I was thinking was happening as well. Using the same tutorial with METHOD TWO, you can set a default folder template to be used for all folders. This way when you rename or create a new folder, you will have this template and folder view settings by default automatically.
 

QuantumFool

New Member
Yeah, that's what I was thinking was happening as well. Using the same tutorial with METHOD TWO, you can set a default folder template to be used for all folders. This way when you rename or create a new folder, you will have this template and folder view settings by default automatically.

Thanks. One more question: is there a way to create my own folder template? I have not seen anything about it.
 

Brink

Staff member
mvp
You're welcome.

Sorry, but there is no option to create a custom folder template. You can only change the folder views instead. :(
 
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