How to customize folder view settings in windows

How to customize folder view settings in windows

If you’re particular about how Windows displays the contents of your folders, you can cut your customization time down considerably by taking advantage of File Explorer’s five built-in folder templates.

You may have noticed that when you open folders with certain types of files–like pictures or music–Windows displays the contents of those folder a little differently from other folders. In Windows, every folder on your system is “optimized” for one of the five following templates:

  • General Items
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Videos

Windows does its best to automatically detect what kind of files are in a folder and apply the proper template. In folders with mixed file types, Windows will typically use the General Items template, unless the overwhelming majority of files in that folder fit one of the other categories. You can also set the template for any folder manually.

Even better, you can customize the display of any folder that uses a particular template and then apply those customizations system-wide to all folders that use the same template. Such customizations include the view (list, details, and so on), which columns are displayed and how, the sort order, and any file groupings. Here’s how to make it all happen.

NOTE: Folder templates have been around since the Windows XP days and using them hasn’t changed much over the years. The techniques in this article apply to Windows XP through Windows 10.

Step One: Customize a Folder that Uses the Template You Want to Change

Your first step is to customize a single folder that uses the template you want to change. In this article, we’ll be customizing a pictures folder and then applying those changes to all folders that use the picture template. The process is identical for customizing folders using each of the other four templates.

Open up File Explorer and find a folder you want to work with. To ensure that it’s a suitable candidate, right-click the folder, choose “Properties,” and then switch to the “Customize” tab. Ensure that the “Optimize this folder for” drop-down menu shows the right template. In our case, the Pictures template is selected, so we’re good to go.

If the right template is not shown, you can either choose a different folder or select the proper template from the menu to apply it to that folder. When you’re done, click “OK.”

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Now, you’re ready to customize the folder. How you do this is entirely up to you. In our example, we’re going to switch the view to display large thumbnails by clicking “Large icons” on the “View” menu of File Explorer. In older versions of Windows without the ribbon interface, you’ll find a drop-down menu on the toolbar for making this change.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

We’re also going to have the pictures grouped by date by selecting “Date” from the “Group by” drop-down menu on the “View” tab.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

That’s all we’re going to for our picture folders, but there is obviously a lot more folder customization you could do. If you’re using the Details or List view, you can customize what columns appear in the view and drag your columns to different positions.

Step Two: Apply that Customization to All Folders Using the Template

When you have the folder customized the way you want it, you can now apply your customizations to all other folders using the same template. While you still have that folder open in File Explorer, click the “File” menu and then click the “Change folder and search options” command. In older versions of Windows, this command was named “File and folder options.”

How to customize folder view settings in windows

In the Folder Options window, switch to the “View” tab, click the “Apply to Folders” button, and then click “OK.”

How to customize folder view settings in windows

You can now browse around to some other folders that you’d expect to use this template and verify that your customizations have been applied.

As we mentioned earlier, when you open a folder, File Explorer examines the contents to see if it can automatically determine which folder template to use. If it can’t, it will use the General Items template. You can force a folder to use any template by selecting it on the “Customize” tab of the folder’s properties window.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

It’s a shame that Microsoft never went any further with the idea after its initial implementation. It would be really great, for example, if we were able to create our own templates. Nonetheless, it’s still handy being able to set up the templates we do have for different types of folders and apply those templates system wide.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

On Windows 10, each window has a colored window border and a shadow. You can change the color of your window borders and even disable the shadow, if you like.

Insider Preview builds of Redstone 5 change the default border color to gray so it blends in with the shadow, but you can re-enable colored window borders on Redstone 5, too.

How to Choose a Border Color

In the April 2018 Update and earlier versions of Windows 10, Windows automatically chooses a window color that matches your desktop background.

To choose a custom window border color, head to Settings > Personalization > Colors. Under the “Choose Your Color” section, disable the “Automatically pick an accent color from my background” option and choose your preferred color, instead.

Windows provides a number of suggested colors here, but you can click the “Custom Color” option at the bottom of the list to choose any color you like.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Windows 10’s Redstone 5 update, which will be released to the stable Windows build sometime in Fall, 2018, uses a gray window border by default. To apply your accent color to your window borders, scroll down to the “Show accent color on the following surfaces” section, and then enable the “Title bars and window borders” option.

You’ll see colored tabs in your title bars instead of fully colored title bars thanks to the Sets feature.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

How to Disable (or Enable) Shadows

Windows 10 enables drop shadows for each window by default. However, you can turn these shadows off if you prefer. Windows 8 didn’t use shadows and had a clean, flat look with colored window borders, for example.

This setting is available in the old Advanced System Settings window. To open it, hit Start, type “Advanced system settings” into the search box, and then press Enter. You can also head to Control Panel > System and Security > System > Advanced System Settings to launch it.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

On the Advanced tab of the System Properties window, click the “Settings” button in the Performance section.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

In the Visual Effects list, select the “Custom” option, disable the “Shadow shadows under windows” option, and then click the “OK” button.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Window shadows will instantly vanish. You can return here if you ever want to re-enable them.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

If you work in an office, then the chances are you spend a lot of time dealing with email, most probably in Microsoft Outlook. It’s worth taking a little time to get Outlook to display the information you need. For email, the best way to do this is with folder views. Here’s how they work.

What Is a Folder View?

Every place you keep your email in Outlook—whether it’s the inbox, sent items, archive, deleted items, or any other place—is a folder. Each of those folders looks the same by default, with columns that contain metadata about the email, like the sender, subject, date and time received, and so on. Outlook groups the emails by date (with the latest at the top), styles unread messages in bold blue text, and shows messages you’ve read in a regular black font.

This is the default folder view.

But you can change that view if you want. You could create a different view for each folder, or you could create a folder view you like and apply it to every folder. Outlook even has some alternative built-in views you can start with.

How to Change to Another Built-In View

To start with, let’s change to one of the other built-in views by clicking View > Change View.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

The Compact view is the default view that every folder uses, but you can change to either of the other two:

  • Single: This removes the By Date grouping and shows all your messages in a simple list.
  • Preview: This (somewhat counter-intuitively) removes the Preview panel.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

How to Customize the Existing View

You can customize the current folder view by clicking View > View Settings.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

This opens the Advanced View Settings window, where you can change all manner of things about the view.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

We’ll change the displayed columns and the sort settings as an example. Click “Columns” to open the Show Columns window.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Select “Mention” in the right-hand column, click the “Remove” button, and then click “OK.”

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Back in the Advanced View Settings window, click the “Sort” button to open the Sort window.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

In the “Sort items by” drop-down menu, choose “From” and then click “OK.”

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Now click “OK” on the Advanced View Settings. The folder view has now changed so that the “Mention” column is hidden and the folder is sorted by the person who sent the mail.

These are just two quick examples of what you can do. You can add or remove lots of different columns, group and sort messages in different ways, and even change the fonts and styles used to display messages. Play around with the various options to find what works best for you.

Apply a View to Other Folders

Once you’ve customized your view, you can apply the same view to any other folder without having to customize each one. Click View > View Settings again and this time, click the “Apply Current View to Other Folders” command.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Select the folders to which you want to apply the view and then click “OK.”

How to customize folder view settings in windows

You can select as many folders (or subfolders) as you want.

Save a Customized Folder View

You can also keep your customized view as a template so that you can apply it to other folders in the future. Click View > View Settings again and select the “Save Current View as a New View” command.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

This opens the Copy View window, where you can give your view a name and choose who can see the view. Click “OK” when you’ve set everything up.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

If you click View > View Settings again, Outlook displays your new view as an available option. Click “Manage Views” to see all of the views to which you have access.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

The Manage All Views window lets you add, edit and delete views, as well as see the settings applied to each view.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Create a View From Scratch

If you want to create a brand new view, click the “New” button in the Manage All View window. This opens the Create a New View window.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Select the type of base view you want to start with and click the “OK” button. The Advanced View Settings window opens, and you can customize your view the way you want. When you’re done, click “OK” until you get back to the Manage All Views window and then click “Apply View” to apply the view to the current folder.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

Once you’ve created a new view, you can apply to any other folder, customize it further, or use it as the base for another new view.

Remove Customizations from a View

If you’ve made some customizations to your existing view, you can revert back to the existing view easily. This is a good way of trying things out without having to worry about undoing them if the changes don’t work for you. Click View > Reset View to remove any unsaved customizations from the current folder.

How to customize folder view settings in windows

With these View tools to hand, you can make your folders work exactly the way you want, and start to tame that overflowing message list.

How do get rid of the icons and make detail view the default view on my windows 10 desktop? The following article suggests that using ctrl+shift+6 will do this, but I have been unsuccessful in getting this key sequence to work.

Is it possible to show details view only or not?

thanks for any help.

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Paul please see this step by step guide to setting this up

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Note that guide is labeled for Windows 7 but the steps in Windows 10 are the same

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Thanks, but I think the guide shows how to set details view for explorer windows, and not the desktop. Am I missing something in the article?

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Press Windows key + R
Type: %userprofile%
Hit Enter

Click the View tab

On that same tab, click Options

Click the View tab

Click Apply to Folders button.

Click Yes on the confirmation window that pops up.

Click Apply then OK on the Folder Options window to save the settings.

Restart the check if the changes are confirmed.

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Both methods work well on folder windows in File explorer views. I would like my desk top to show information about files like this:

Is this possible?

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My apologies Paul. Here is a guide to make the desktop show details instead of icons

Please let me know if this works for you

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I have made changes to my Inbox View but also want to have these changes in all my other folders.

Do I have to change them one by one?

No, there is no need to do that. Outlook has a feature to copy the current View of a folder to other folders.

As an alternative, you can also modify the default View template in Outlook or define a View templates of your own to easily apply changes to multiple folders at once or when you access the folder.

Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders command

Outlook has a feature called “Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders” which allows you to copy the View of a folder to another folder without needing to make a View template first as explained further below.

You can access this feature via;

  • tab View-> button Change View-> Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders…

When you select the top folder (enabled by default) and the option “Apply view to subfolders”, you’ll apply the View to all your mail folders at once.

How to customize folder view settings in windows
Copying View settings to other folders via the Apply View dialog.

Note: The feature automatically hides special folders such as Sent Items, Drafts and Junk E-mail. This is because these folders have special Views of their own.

Alternative method: Managing and Defining Views

As an alternative method, or when using Outlook 2007 as it doesn’t contain the Apply View feature, you can customize the default “Compact” or “Messages” view or define your own view.

When you customize this default View, all folder that are also using this View will also change. The same applies when you have defined a View of your own and have applied that to various folders.

Depending on your version of Outlook, you can access your defined View templates in the following way;

  • Outlook 2007
    View-> Current View-> Define Views…
  • Outlook 2010 / 2013 / 2016 / 2019 / Office 365
    tab View-> button: Change View-> Manage Views…

You can then choose to copy or modify an already existing view or press the New… button to define a View of your own.

How to customize folder view settings in windows
Manage All Views dialog in Outlook.

Alternative method: How it works

As mentioned, by default, all folders and newly created folders are in the “Compact” or “Messages” View (except for the Sent Items folder which is in the “Sent To” view). When you make changes to this View, it will automatically also apply these changes to all the folders that are still in the default “Compact” or “Messages” View.

If the View of some folders have already been altered, then making changes to the default “Compact” or “Messages” View will not alter the View settings of these folders.

In that case, you can use the “Apply Current View to Other Mail Folders” feature as mentioned above. For previous versions of Outlook, you can reset your Views first or create a Custom View template and apply it on first use of that folder. See further below for details.

Alternative method: Troubleshooting

It might be that you’ve already modified the View for some individual folders. This could be even something simple as modifying the column size. In these cases you will find that changes to the default “Compact” or “Messages” view will not apply to these folders.

To prevent this from happening, you can force a reset on all the folders by starting Outlook with the /cleanviews switch;

  • Windows 7
    Start-> type: outlook.exe /cleanviews
  • Windows 8
    Start Screen-> type: outlook.exe /cleanviews
  • Windows 10
    Start-> type: outlook.exe /cleanviews

Note: There is a space between outlook.exe and /cleanviews

This will reset all defined Views back to default, clears Custom Views and will apply the default Views to all folders (Inbox, subfolders, Sent Items, Contacts, Calendar, Notes, Tasks and Journal).

If you have many Custom Views already which you’d like to keep, you probably don’t want to do this. In this case you can define a new View and simply apply that View on first use of a folder. This is less cumbersome than defining the View per folder.

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Starting Outlook with the /cleanviews switch on Windows 7.

If you use File Explorer, you may already know that it has a nice feature to remember each folder’s view setting. Unfortunately, it is not explained very properly by Microsoft and some changes were made in modern Windows versions which make it even more confusing for end users. We constantly get this question asked by our readers – is there any way to make File Explorer set a desired view for all folders and then remember it in Windows 10? Let see how it can be done.

File Explorer in Windows 10 has five folder templates – General Items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos. When you see the Customize tab of a Library or of a folder, you will see these templates. This adds more flexibility to view your personal data.

For instance, even if you prefer, say, List view for Documents, you may want your Music Library to be shown in Details view and you would want your Pictures and Video Libraries to be in icon-based views such as Medium, Large or Extra Large icons. So for each folder templates, Explorer stores it settings individually.

Naturally, to change the view for all templates to the one you want, you need to do “Apply to Folders” 5 times, once for each template.

You need to do the following.

    Open these five folders in Explorer:

  • For each of these folders, set the desired view you want.
  • Now you need to open Folder Options in each of these 5 Explorer windows. Click the button Folder Options on the View tab of the Ribbon. If you disabled Ribbon in Windows 10, press Alt+T on your keyboard to open the Tools menu and then open Folder Options.
  • Switch to the View tab and click the button “Apply to Folders”. Doing this only affects the folders of one of the five templates – that is why you need to do this 5 times, for each of the above 5 folders.
  • Now close all opened windows in File Explorer and reopen them. You should have the desired view that you set.
  • Note that despite setting these views, Explorer still remembers the views of individual folders that you change later after clicking “Apply to Folders”. For example, if you set Pictures folder to Extra Large Icons and then clicked “Apply to Folders” then by default, any folders containing Pictures will now have Extra Large icons view. But if you were to change one of your specific folders containing Pictures to Medium icons, Explorer will remember that view for that particular folder.

    In addition, when you access any folders from their Libraries, the folders will always follow the parent library’s view. So if you directly opened the My Documents folder at C:\Users\ \Documents, then it will show you the view you’ve set. But if you access the same folder from the Documents Library, it will show you in the view that you use for the Documents Library.

    To change the Library view template, you need to do the following.

    1. Open the desired library.
    2. Click on the Library Tools Manage tab.
    3. Select the desired view template in the Optimize library for drop down list.

    Finally, special folders like Recycle Bin and This PC have their own views which Explorer remembers.

    Now you know everything you need to change the folder view template for all folders in Windows 10.

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    13 thoughts on “ Change folder view template for all folders in Windows 10 ”

    You are welcome

    I just spent like 2 hours googling and looking through 20 pages trying to get EVERY FOLDER and FILE to show with the Details view. None actually did what I thought they meant.

    Yours finally did. THANKS! 🙂

    While it works, it is tedious. It would be nice to have a script that could do this same thing. After EVERY Windows 10 update I have to go and reset many options.

    I open windows from Admin but in all case it does not accept me.
    How to configure my this account as Admin?

    Can you share more details please?
    I didn’t get what do you mean.

    Thanks, this is exactly what I needed.

    Is it possible to have folders use the same things like: frame width and frame height and frame rate. I can’t even get the folders to stay the same when I close and open them.

    Everywhere people explain that we need to go to the main folders and press the “apply to folders” button. But you were the only one who explained why it wasn’t working for me: I was accessing the folder from the Libraries!
    Thank you!

    You’re most welcome Wilson

    Cannot set List View for all subfolders for Documents Library.
    Do you have any thoughts how to do this?
    Thanx!

    I have a new problem today – I cannot change folders from “General Items” to “Music” or “Documents” templates. I change to “Video” and “Photos” just fine. fyi I use a standard non-admin account. These are MY folders and I should be able to change them. Is this a WIndows 10 ‘feature’ or something I’ve messed up.

    I have followed the above instructions exactly at least 10 times with no positive results. It simply will not work. I do each folder as follows:
    C:\Users
    C:\Users\\Documents
    C:\Users\\Music
    C:\Users\\Pictures
    C:\Users\\Videos
    The first three are in “Details”, but as soon as I set Pictures to “Large Icons”, the three previous folders change to that view. I am very literate in Windows … have been working with it for 25 or more years. I have also tried other methods to individually change Folder View by types but nothing seems to work. I have a Dell desktop with Windows V. 20H2. If you have any suggestions, I would certainly appreciate them.

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    Infopackets Reader ‘Brad’ writes:

    I just upgraded to Windows 10 and the File Explorer (previously Windows Explorer) looks much different than it did previously. I would like to know how to change the default settings in File Explorer so that my icon view is set for Large Icons. Before I upgraded to Windows 10, my folder settings all looked the same (using Large Icons). I want this setting so that when I view a folder full of images, I can see their thumbnails. Can you help? “

    Generally speaking you can set 1 folder to view with the ‘Large Icons’ setting, and then tell File Explorer that you want all folders to look the same.

    1. Click Start and then click This PC; this will open a File Explorer window.
    2. Navigate to any folder on your C drive. If you have your picture files stored in a Pictures library, you can click that.
    3. Once you are viewing a folder, right click an empty space within the File Explorer window and select View from the dialogue menu, then choose Large Icons. Alternatively you can use the following shortcut keys on the keyboard to change your view:

    CTRL + SHIFT + 1 Extra Large
    CTRL + SHIFT + 2 Large Icons
    CTRL + SHIFT + 3 Medium Icons
    CTRL + SHIFT + 4 Small Icons
    CTRL + SHIFT + 5 List
    CTRL + SHIFT + 6 Details
    CTRL + SHIFT + 7 Tiles
    CTRL + SHIFT + 8 Content

  • Once you have the view set, you can make it the default view for every folder you open from now on. To do so, click the File tab in File Explorer, then click on the “Change folder and search options” option.
  • The Folder Options window will appear. Click the View tab, then look at near the very top for the heading “Folder Views”. Click the button that says “Apply to folders”. This will set all your folders to open under the same view you just set in Step #3.
  • Click the Apply, then click OK, and the Folder Options window will disappear.
  • You can test your changes by viewing other folders on the C drive to see if they all look the same.

    If you’ve followed the steps above but would then like at least one or two folders to look different than your main view, then simply follow the same steps above, omitting Steps #4 through #6. For example, I might want all my folders to view with Large Icons, but I don’t want “This PC” to have Large Icons; instead I want “This PC” to view with “Details”. In this case, I would simply go to This PC and set the view as Details and leave the rest the same.

    Viewing Thumbnails instead of Icons

    If you are setting the view as Large Icons and you intend to view thumbnails (instead of icon placeholders which won’t show you a picture preview), then you will also want to ensure that your PC Performance Settings allows for thumbnail views.

    1. Click Start and then right click This PC, and choose Properties.
    2. The System window will appear; click the Advanced system settings link at the top left of the window.
    3. The System Properties window will appear; look for the Performance heading and click the Settings button.
    4. The Performance Options window will appear; under the Visual Effects tab, ensure that “Show thumbnails instead of icons” has a check mark beside it, then click Apply and OK to close the window.

    I hope that helps.

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    Would you like to be able to assign different colors to your folders on your Windows 10 desktop so that you can organize directories by color? Unfortunately Windows 10 doesn’t have a built-in feature to allow that, but there are some third-party software packages that you can use to gain this functionality. One excellent option is called Colorizer, and it allows you to select new folder colors from the context menu. As of this writing, Colorizer is on version 2.1.2.

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    Installing Colorizer is quick and painless. Open the Colorizer page on Softpedia to add it to Windows 10. Click the Download button to save the software’s setup wizard. Then click FolderColorizer2.exe to install Colorizer. When you first use Colorizer, it will prompt you to update to the newest version. There is a free trial but after you colorize a few folders you will have to buy a license, unfortunately.

    To get started, right-click the Windows 10 desktop and select New > FolderВ to add a new folder to it. Next, you should right-click the folder on the desktop to open its context menu. The context menu will now include a Colorize option, as showed in the photo below. Select that option to expand its submenu.

    How to customize folder view settings in windows

    The submenu above includes a few colors from which you can choose. Choose a color from there to add it the folder as below. Press the Restore original color option on the context menuВ to revert the folder back to the default color.

    How to customize folder view settings in windows

    You can add new colors to almost any folder in File Explorer much the same. Note that there are a few folders you can’t apply colors to. For example, you can’t add new colors to compressed Zip folders in File Explorer.

    Select Colors on the submenu to open the window below. That includes a circular palette from which you can select custom colors by dragging the cursor over it. You can also drag the color bar below to choose further color varieties. To add the new color to the context menu, press + Add Color to Library button.

    How to customize folder view settings in windows

    Colorizer is a great package to customize folder colors in Windows 7 or higher. You can also customize the folder colors with alternative programs such as FolderMarker and Folderico. For other ways that you can customize Windows 10’s desktop icons, check out this TechJunkie tutorial.

    Summary

    This article describes how to change the column settings in Windows Explorer.

    More Information

    To change which columns are displayed, or change the width or order of the windows and folders in Windows Explorer:

    In Windows Explorer, click the folder, and then click Choose Details on the View menu.

    Click to select the check box of each item that you would like to add to the current view, or click to clear the check boxes of items that you do not want.

    To reorder your columns, click the item (but do not clear the check box), and then click Move Up or Move Down until the items are in the order that you want.

    NOTE: You must click Details on the View menu in order to display the details of the files in the selected folder.

    To change the width of the columns, use the appropriate method:

    Method One

    On the View menu, click Choose Details, and then click the name of the column that you want to adjust.

    In the Width of selected column (in pixels) box, enter the size that you want, and then click OK.

    Method Two

    Widen columns manually by positioning the mouse pointer between two border buttons of the column headings, the pointer turns into a double arrowhead.

    Click and hold the left mouse button, and then drag the column to the desired width.

    Available Column Settings

    Date Picture Taken

    Note: Name, Size, Type and Modified settings are enabled by default.

    Not all file formats will support these additional column settings. For example, a Microsoft Word document can contain Author information, but a Notepad document cannot.

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