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Modifying Folder View Settings For All Folders

00431580 In Windows XP, there are several different ways you can view the contents of a folder.  The options are Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List and Detail view.  I prefer Detail view because it is really easy to sort folders and files alphabetically, by size and by date of modification.

When you change how the contents of a folder are viewed, you're only changing the settings for the folder you have opened.  If you'd like to make the changes to all the folders at once, follow these instructions:
  1. Open any folder
  2. Click View
  3. Select how you'd like to view folders and files by choosing one of Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List and Details
  4. Click Tools
  5. Click Folder Options
  6. Click the View tab
  7. Click Apply to All Folders
  8. Click Yes to confirm the change
  9. Click OK


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Thanks for posting these kinds of tips. I know it probably seems like you're repeating things that everyone should know, but the truth is that for a lot of us there are lots of helpful features that we don't know about. Most of the articles you offer will probably have one or two readers who experience AHA! moments so please keep up the good work.

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