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.
Viewing files and folders overview
Use Windows classic folders
Display the contents of system folders
Display links to common tasks in folders