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Author Topic: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders  (Read 6330 times)

skooter1121

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IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« on: January 07, 2008, 01:01:37 PM »
1. In Windows Explorer I constantly change the view. When I then open a subfolder the view for that folder is of course the original View setting for all folders or the same as it was last viewed. It would be nice to carry a view all the way to the last sub.

Possibly have option to save this recursive View or not.

2. Another thought to have some sort of gridlines in detail view.

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Re: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« Reply #1 on: January 07, 2008, 01:09:32 PM »
I think these guys had exactly the same problem and made a script to solve it ;)

before you use this script, see jojo's comment below!
« Last Edit: February 25, 2008, 05:49:14 AM by jgpaiva »

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Re: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« Reply #2 on: January 07, 2008, 01:21:05 PM »
Thanks. I'll take a look st it.

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Re: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« Reply #3 on: February 23, 2008, 04:05:10 AM »
I've been looking for something like this for a long while. 

I tried it.  The script worked somewhat the first time.  There was no progress indicator.  Maybe I selected the wrong options but it changed more folders than what I had selected.  The 2nd time I tried to run the script, it generated an error.  I think I will have to restart Windows in between uses.

I would like to see someone create a program version (rather than script implementation) with a good GUI.  This could be a very useful function if it were easier to use.

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Re: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« Reply #4 on: February 25, 2008, 05:17:17 AM »
Further problems!

When I rebooted the machine, after a while, I noticed that Win Explorer window would no longer open.  It would start and was running as I can tell from monitoring what tasks are running, but a window would not open.  I tried rebooting, etc. but no change.  Without an Explorer window, I am dead in the water.

So I was forced to do a Windows Restore (after discovering that my Acronis True Image backup for the C: drive was corrupted.  Sigh.  Lot of work for messing around with this script.  I would recommend that you ensure you have good backups, just in case before playing with this thing.

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Re: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« Reply #5 on: February 25, 2008, 05:48:48 AM »
Oh damn... That doesn't sound well.
Thanks for your report, jojo!!

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Re: IDEA: Explorer View change carries to subfolders
« Reply #6 on: March 16, 2008, 10:48:27 PM »
It looks like there is no solution to this problem. That is the dumbest overlooked thing in Windows. My problem is similar except that I suffer more in open/save dialogs.