How do you set detail view to traditional columns layout?

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by maruk2, May 21, 2007.

  1. maruk2

    maruk2 Guest

    Assume the File Explorer. I want the details view to have
    the traditional columns like File Name, Date Modified, Type, File

    Initially, most if not all directories in the details view had the
    Date Taken, Tags, Rating - apparently for images. For those
    that I use frequently, I set the details view to include the columns I
    i.e. File Name, Date Modified, Type, File Size.

    However, once in a while my settings are lost and my columns are gone
    and replaced with the original columns Date Taken, Tags, Rating.
    Does anybody know what causes my settings to be reset? How to freeze
    How to set all the directories to include my selected columns and
    freeze them

    What is so special about Date Taken, Tags, Rating? Why Vista
    uses them as default and not the traditional columns
    used for decades?
    maruk2, May 21, 2007
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  2. maruk2

    Don Varnau Guest

    Vista is giving you the columns it thinks you should have based on the type
    of files it has detected (perhaps erroneously) in that folder.

    To set columns for a folder, right-click in the folder >Customize this
    folder> What kind of folder do you want? Use this folder as a template>
    select "All Items." Vista should stop changing columns for that folder.

    Hope this helps,
    [MS MVP- IE]
    Don Varnau, May 22, 2007
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  3. maruk2

    brink Guest

    Hi maruk2,

    This is a known issue with Vista. Vista will just randomly go back to
    it's default file/folder views. There's no known work around yet that I
    know of. Just keep a eye out on the Windows updates. Hopefully there
    will be a patch one day.



    "Practice makes perfect, then you reinstall"
    Vista 64 Home Premium
    1.5 Gig DDR2 533 Mhz (PC4200) RAM
    brink, May 22, 2007
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