How To Easily Change Your Windows 10 Default Folder View
Have you ever noticed that in Windows, some of the folders have different folder view layouts? I found it so frustrating when opening folders because I always had to change the View in order to see exactly the layout I wanted.
It’s a great tip to keep you organized and keep all of your folder visually consistent. If you are like me, then you love learning exciting new Windows tips and tricks and this one is so underused.
Well, there’s a super easy way to change all that, and I’m going to show you how!
There are several folder layouts currently available in Windows 10/8/7 which you can choose from to view a folder layout. Here they are below.
I’m going to show you what each screen looks and how to change the default view.
Below, you can an image of the “View” tab and its properties.
So you easily decide which layout to choose from, here is a list of possible layouts.
Arrow right to view each example and/or click on the + sign to magnify any image.
Once you decide on your default image for every folder, here’s how you change the settings to make them stick.
Personally, I set mine to Extra Large as I like to see each thumbnail in full preview.
Here’s all you need to do to get started.
1 – Open File Explorer by using key combination Windows Key + E and navigate to the folder you want to use as a source for view layout settings.
2 – Navigate to the View tab in ribbon bar on the top and change the settings using the layout you desire. Make sure you have chosen the layout you like best – eg. Extra Large, Large, Content, etc.
3 – Click Options to open Folder Options window.
4 – Click Apply to Folders. Confirm changes.
It’s a simple process and super easy to do.
Now, every time you open a folder, the view will be perfectly sized and detailed to your exact preferences.
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