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How do I get Xp (and Vista please) to remember when I setup a fold

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Brian V, Apr 18, 2010.

  1. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    Hi. When I open folder and organize it - Right-click the folder then auto
    arrange icons and arrange by name: How do I make that the default for all of
    Windows XP or Vista (64-bit)?

    Before, the XP OS did it for all the folders unless specified. Now I have to
    do it for EVERY SINGLE folder I open. This is annoying.

    Thank you.
     
  2. George

    George Flightless Bird

    Open a folder, set it up the way you want, then go up to the top tab of
    Tools> Folder Options> View> ...click 'Apply To All Folders'

    "Brian V" <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> wrote in message
    news:1446D77E-667F-4C4D-8EF2-1836EE108186@microsoft.com
    > Hi. When I open folder and organize it - Right-click the folder then auto
    > arrange icons and arrange by name: How do I make that the default for
    > all of Windows XP or Vista (64-bit)?
    >
    > Before, the XP OS did it for all the folders unless specified. Now I
    > have to do it for EVERY SINGLE folder I open. This is annoying.
    >
    > Thank you.
     
  3. Doum

    Doum Flightless Bird

    =?Utf-8?B?QnJpYW4gVg==?= <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    news:1446D77E-667F-4C4D-8EF2-1836EE108186@microsoft.com:

    > Hi. When I open folder and organize it - Right-click the folder then
    > auto arrange icons and arrange by name: How do I make that the default
    > for all of Windows XP or Vista (64-bit)?
    >
    > Before, the XP OS did it for all the folders unless specified. Now I
    > have to do it for EVERY SINGLE folder I open. This is annoying.
    >
    > Thank you.


    George's answer applies to XP. In Windows7 and, I guess, Vista, "Folders
    Option" is located in the Control Panel.

    HTH
     
  4. Terry R.

    Terry R. Flightless Bird

    Re: How do I get Xp (and Vista please) to remember when I setup afold

    On 4/19/2010 7:09 AM On a whim, Doum pounded out on the keyboard

    > =?Utf-8?B?QnJpYW4gVg==?=<BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    > news:1446D77E-667F-4C4D-8EF2-1836EE108186@microsoft.com:
    >
    >> Hi. When I open folder and organize it - Right-click the folder then
    >> auto arrange icons and arrange by name: How do I make that the default
    >> for all of Windows XP or Vista (64-bit)?
    >>
    >> Before, the XP OS did it for all the folders unless specified. Now I
    >> have to do it for EVERY SINGLE folder I open. This is annoying.
    >>
    >> Thank you.

    >
    > George's answer applies to XP. In Windows7 and, I guess, Vista, "Folders
    > Option" is located in the Control Panel.
    >
    > HTH


    While organizing within a folder can be done in Win7, for some stupid
    reason, MS decided to not allow position and size saving of a window.
    You need this in order to bring it back:
    http://www.techspikes.com/2010/01/make-7-remember-window-positions-shell-folder-fix/


    Terry R.
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  5. George

    George Flightless Bird

    "Doum" <me@domain.net> wrote in message
    news:XnF9D5F6793FE6A0doumdomainnet@207.46.248.16
    > =?Utf-8?B?QnJpYW4gVg==?= <BrianV@discussions.microsoft.com> écrivait
    > news:1446D77E-667F-4C4D-8EF2-1836EE108186@microsoft.com:
    >
    >> Hi. When I open folder and organize it - Right-click the folder then
    >> auto arrange icons and arrange by name: How do I make that the default
    >> for all of Windows XP or Vista (64-bit)?
    >>
    >> Before, the XP OS did it for all the folders unless specified. Now I
    >> have to do it for EVERY SINGLE folder I open. This is annoying.
    >>
    >> Thank you.

    >
    > George's answer applies to XP. In Windows7 and, I guess, Vista, "Folders
    > Option" is located in the Control Panel.



    Doum, my answer applies to all Three OS's which I have, WXP, Vista, Win7.

    Yes, it's also true on all Three you can access it via the CP as well.

    I only mention to use the folder you're in since you have to open one
    anyway to set it up the way you want, and so at that point you just need to
    click the top tab of
    Tools> Folder Options> View> ...click 'Apply To All Folders'
     
  6. Brian V

    Brian V Flightless Bird

    Re: How do I get Xp (and Vista please) to remember when I setup a

    I have doen this a bunch of times. I will do it again. Do I need to shut-down
    and power up for the changes to fully take affect?

    A message saying something about re-opening the folder is when the changes
    will take affect.
     

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