To make all folder views the same


Open a folder and select a folder view.

For help with selecting a folder view, see Change how you view items in a folder


On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.


On the View tab, click Apply to All Folders.


To reset all folders to the settings that were in effect when Windows XP was installed, click Reset All Folders.

Related Topics

Viewing files and folders overview

Use Windows classic folders

Display the contents of system folders

Display links to common tasks in folders

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