View as List (file explorer)

Discussion in 'Windows 10' started by x86, Nov 16, 2020.

  1. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    Windows (file) Explorer >> View as List

    The above setting is driving me nuts. I ve tried everything in order to make this setting stick - but it just refuses to do so. Every so often it just reverts back to whatever it fancies (usually 'Large Icons'). I only want to see my files as ... files, no preview, no content, just the file list view I ve been accustomed to ever since I got a PC.
    Even if I apply the custom setting (and 'Apply to All Folders'), it just won't stick. Not only it 'forgets' my preferences for newly attached storage (e.g. ext drive), but also for existing/previously attached drives.

    Does anyone know a way to permanently apply this setting, once and for all, Windows-wide and for all existing and new connected storage devices so I won't have to think of it ever again? Is there a batch or reg script somewhere? Anything will do!

    W10 1607 LTSB...

    Thank you for any pointers!
     
  2. x86

    x86 MDL Addicted

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    You are right. Its probably time I move on already. I was just too lazy to do it earlier...
    Double Commander it is then (from a quick search looks like a good open source alternative for TC..)
     
  3. BAU

    BAU MDL Addicted

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    It is! But do check the tenforums link above for a backup and restore folder views script, it should work, just that you might want to keep it handy and re-apply it when views break.
     
  4. TairikuOkami

    TairikuOkami MDL Expert

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    I use this.
    Code:
    rem Open Explorer - Choose the desired View - View - Options - View - Apply to Folders - OK - Close Explorer ASAP
    reg add "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell" /v "FolderType" /t REG_SZ /d "NotSpecified" /f
    taskkill /im explorer.exe /f & explorer.exe
    Note, that cleaning those will reset it to default. For example cleaning "Taskbar Jump Lists" in Wise Disk Cleaner.
    Code:
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags" /f
    reg delete "HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU" /f
     
  5. sizen

    sizen MDL Novice

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    I also always use "View as List".
    Try this
    Code:
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{5C4F28B5-F869-4E84-8E60-F11DB97C5CC7}]
    "ColInfo"=hex:00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,fd,df,df,fd,10,\
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      02,60,8c,9e,eb,ac,0d,00,00,00,40,00,00,00
    "FFlags"=dword:43000000
    "IconSize"=dword:00000010
    "LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
    "Mode"=dword:00000004
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams]
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    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\Defaults]
    "{5C4F28B5-F869-4E84-8E60-F11DB97C5CC7}"=hex:1c,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,00,\
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