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Different views for different folders

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by Dave Rudisill, May 7, 2010.

  1. Dave Rudisill

    Dave Rudisill Flightless Bird

    In XP and Vista, I could set the view for a folder without
    changing the view setting for other folders. For example, one
    folder under "My Pictures" could use the list view, another the
    detailed view, etc.

    Is there a way to do that with Win 7?

    --
    Dave
     
  2. Dick Mahar

    Dick Mahar Flightless Bird

    "Dave Rudisill" <denali@alaska.net> wrote in message
    news:bd89u5phfh653p0slt2adpivvqosor52lv@4ax.com...
    > In XP and Vista, I could set the view for a folder without
    > changing the view setting for other folders. For example, one
    > folder under "My Pictures" could use the list view, another the
    > detailed view, etc.
    >
    > Is there a way to do that with Win 7?
    >
    > --
    > Dave


    Control Panel...Folder Options...View each in it's own window.
     
  3. Dave Rudisill

    Dave Rudisill Flightless Bird

    >"Dick Mahar" <dmahar@tvcconnect.net> wrote:

    >
    >
    >"Dave Rudisill" <denali@alaska.net> wrote in message
    >news:bd89u5phfh653p0slt2adpivvqosor52lv@4ax.com...
    >> In XP and Vista, I could set the view for a folder without
    >> changing the view setting for other folders. For example, one
    >> folder under "My Pictures" could use the list view, another the
    >> detailed view, etc.
    >>
    >> Is there a way to do that with Win 7?
    >>
    >> --
    >> Dave

    >
    > Control Panel...Folder Options...View each in it's own window.


    That's too bad that there isn't another way.

    With Vista and XP, there is a checkbox "Remember each folder's
    view settings" in the View sheet of Folder Options.

    --
    Dave
     
  4. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    Folders do remember different views, I suspect you are in a library, and
    what you view in a library is consistent. In other words if you navigate
    to the actual folder from the C:/ root and set the view it will maintain
    the set view, BUT if you open the "pictures library" and set the view,
    all the folders will be displayed in the "chosen view" for the "library"
    not the chosen view for the folder. And if you change the view while in
    the "library" all the folders will be shown in the selected view. So in
    a nutshell, if you want to see different views you need to view them
    (the folders) outside the convenience of the "library viewer"


    On 5/7/2010 6:29 PM, Dave Rudisill wrote:
    > In XP and Vista, I could set the view for a folder without
    > changing the view setting for other folders. For example, one
    > folder under "My Pictures" could use the list view, another the
    > detailed view, etc.
    >
    > Is there a way to do that with Win 7?
    >
     
  5. Dave Rudisill

    Dave Rudisill Flightless Bird

    >On 5/7/2010 6:29 PM, Dave Rudisill wrote:
    >> In XP and Vista, I could set the view for a folder without
    >> changing the view setting for other folders. For example, one
    >> folder under "My Pictures" could use the list view, another the
    >> detailed view, etc.
    >>
    >> Is there a way to do that with Win 7?
    >>

    >Bob I <birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:


    >Folders do remember different views, I suspect you are in a library, and
    >what you view in a library is consistent. In other words if you navigate
    >to the actual folder from the C:/ root and set the view it will maintain
    >the set view, BUT if you open the "pictures library" and set the view,
    >all the folders will be displayed in the "chosen view" for the "library"
    >not the chosen view for the folder. And if you change the view while in
    >the "library" all the folders will be shown in the selected view. So in
    >a nutshell, if you want to see different views you need to view them
    >(the folders) outside the convenience of the "library viewer"
    >
    >


    That explains it.

    I have moved stuff out of Libraries and created shortcuts to them
    under Favorites. Problem solved.

    Thank you!

    --
    Dave
     
  6. Bob I

    Bob I Flightless Bird

    On 5/8/2010 4:47 PM, Dave Rudisill wrote:
    >> On 5/7/2010 6:29 PM, Dave Rudisill wrote:
    >>> In XP and Vista, I could set the view for a folder without
    >>> changing the view setting for other folders. For example, one
    >>> folder under "My Pictures" could use the list view, another the
    >>> detailed view, etc.
    >>>
    >>> Is there a way to do that with Win 7?
    >>>

    >> Bob I<birelan@yahoo.com> wrote:

    >
    >> Folders do remember different views, I suspect you are in a library, and
    >> what you view in a library is consistent. In other words if you navigate
    >> to the actual folder from the C:/ root and set the view it will maintain
    >> the set view, BUT if you open the "pictures library" and set the view,
    >> all the folders will be displayed in the "chosen view" for the "library"
    >> not the chosen view for the folder. And if you change the view while in
    >> the "library" all the folders will be shown in the selected view. So in
    >> a nutshell, if you want to see different views you need to view them
    >> (the folders) outside the convenience of the "library viewer"
    >>
    >>

    >
    > That explains it.
    >
    > I have moved stuff out of Libraries and created shortcuts to them
    > under Favorites. Problem solved.
    >
    > Thank you!
    >


    You're welcome, have a good one!
     

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