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  1. #1
    pilotplanes Guest

    Want file explorer to Always default to Details view

    I use my computer as a professional. Therefore the Vista file
    explorer needs to always show the details view of a folder regardless
    of folder content. In a business environment it looks amateurish to
    see a ratings column with stars because there happens to be an MP3
    file in there. If I should want a pictures or music view, then just
    let me choose that manually. I looked around for a FAQ but saw no
    solution.

    Should the Vista file explorer be unable to always default to Details
    view, please, anyone, feel free of suggest an aftermarket/third-party
    file explorer. Yes, I will pay if necessary.

    Thank you.

  2. #2
    Brink Guest

    Re: Want file explorer to Always default to Details view

    Hello pilotplanes,

    Method Two in this tutorial will reset the folder views to use the
    "Details" view like you wanted.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-settings.html

    Hope this helps,

  3. #3
    pilotplanes Guest

    Re: Want file explorer to Always default to Details view

    Thank you for the reply. Since it took a few days for my Usenet post
    to show up, I spent much more time investigating this Vista bug. It
    seems that people call this malfunctioning Vista feature "folder
    sniffing". With that search term, Google presented me with lots of
    solutions on how to turn off this folder sniffing "feature".

    The more that I find out about the Vista File Explorer, the more that
    I'd like to simply replace it with a third-party file explorer product
    -- one that, for example, would allow me to put a "Delete" icon onto
    the toolbar, and one that would never ever show a less-than-useful,
    space-consuming column like Ratings.

    So I'm still digging...

  4. #4
    DecHex Guest

    Re: Want file explorer to Always default to Details view

    Have you looked at XYplorer?

    http://www.xyplorer.com/

    includes 30-day evaluation.
    DH



    "pilotplanes" <joewasik2007-google@yahoo.com> wrote in message
    news:78e9c286-4f45-4979-8b87-cdd2ee69528f@z72g2000hsb.googlegroups.com...
    > Thank you for the reply. Since it took a few days for my Usenet post
    > to show up, I spent much more time investigating this Vista bug. It
    > seems that people call this malfunctioning Vista feature "folder
    > sniffing". With that search term, Google presented me with lots of
    > solutions on how to turn off this folder sniffing "feature".
    >
    > The more that I find out about the Vista File Explorer, the more that
    > I'd like to simply replace it with a third-party file explorer product
    > -- one that, for example, would allow me to put a "Delete" icon onto
    > the toolbar, and one that would never ever show a less-than-useful,
    > space-consuming column like Ratings.
    >
    > So I'm still digging...
    >
    > Brink wrote:
    >> pilotplanes;770066 Wrote:
    >> > I use my computer as a professional. Therefore the Vista file
    >> > explorer needs to always show the details view of a folder regardless
    >> > of folder content. In a business environment it looks amateurish to
    >> > see a ratings column with stars because there happens to be an MP3
    >> > file in there. If I should want a pictures or music view, then just
    >> > let me choose that manually. I looked around for a FAQ but saw no
    >> > solution.
    >> >
    >> > Should the Vista file explorer be unable to always default to Details
    >> > view, please, anyone, feel free of suggest an aftermarket/third-party
    >> > file explorer. Yes, I will pay if necessary.
    >> >
    >> > Thank you.

    >>
    >> Hello pilotplanes,
    >>
    >> Method Two in this tutorial will reset the folder views to use the
    >> "Details" view like you wanted.
    >>
    >> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-settings.html
    >>
    >> Hope this helps,
    >> Shawn
    >>
    >>
    >> --
    >> Brink
    >>
    >> *There are no dumb questions, just the people that do not ask
    >> them.*
    >> '*VISTA FORUMS*' (http://www.vistax64.com)
    >> *Please post feedback to help others.*



  5. #5
    Gene Hora Guest

    Re: Want file explorer to Always default to Details view

    XYplorer is really an excellent substitute for Windows Explorer. I obtained
    it when my old faithful PowerDesk 6 which I used for years kept acting up in
    Vista. While I was (and am still) really pleased with XYplorer,
    Avanquest.com has finally updated PowerDesk 7 to Vista compatible. PowerDesk
    and XYplorer each have many features Windows Explorer lacks and some
    different from each other. You can't go wrong on either as a substitute,
    although my bias is toward PoweDesk I suppose because of my long famiiarity
    with it and a few of the features not found in XYplorer. There's a "free"
    version of PowerDesk that you can try.

    www.avanquest.com

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