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Windows Vista explorer file views are not displaying properly. My default is to show in detail view, and my preference is to display all as documents, not music or pictures. This seems to be beyond my control. Many folders containing documents only display the headings for pictures/videos or music. I cannot see files size or modification date, as these columns are replaced by rating etc.

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  • larrycfc Jan 30, 2010

    I've tried all that. I just tried to reset one folder with documents, and it still shows headings for pictures.

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This may due to selected icon view in the explorer. Open windows explorer and expand views tab which is there in the top and select details will resolve your problem.

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    Open windows explorer and expand views tab which is there in the top and after that open tools>>folder options and select "apply to all folders" in view tab.



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If you change display settings of one folder, it doesn't change the default settings unless you follow these steps:
To apply the current view setting to other folders While browsing folders in the Computer folder, you can apply the current view setting to all folders on your computer that are optimized for the same content as the folder you have open. For instance, the My Pictures folder is optimized for picture files. If you open this folder and change the view to Large Icons, you can apply the Large Icons view to every folder that's optimized for pictures. (This setting does not apply when viewing files and folders using libraries.)

  1. Open a folder, click the arrow next to the Views button Windows Vista explorer file views - getcontent.aspx?assetid=9722619b-5bb6-4a87-b57c-3863c53fbf27&documentset=en-us&prod=win700&market=us on the toolbar, and choose a view setting.
  2. On the toolbar, click Organize, and then click Folder and search options.
  3. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab, click Apply to Folders, click Yes, and then click OK.
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    • To change the type of file that a folder is optimized for, right-click the folder, click Properties, click the Customize tab, click a file type in the Optimize this folder for list, and then click OK.

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