Making Explorer use one template for all your folders with the columns you want.
Note to start with: this tutorial relies heavily on the two tutorials mentioned below, so the credit needs to go to Shawn:)
The two tutorials are
how to make Vista remember the settings in Explorer
on the use of foldertemplates.
A remark in one of the comments on the botom enabled me to use these two things to make explorer behave just like I want it to.
I had used part of it before, but found it difficult to find back what I had found the last time, so I thought I'd write up my own tutorial:)
Goal of this tutorial:
Give (almost) all folders the same template with the setting you like.
I like to be able to organize my icons by date, size or date modified, so an 'all items template' would be in order. But bummer, that comes with icons set as 'details' like this:
And I want large icons like this and some more options to sort:
Ok, one way to do this is to manually change the setting on any folder you want to change the template for, but that costs ages and any new subfolder you create you have to start the proces anew.
Really bugged me.
So following this tutorial I changed all my folders (well, except Pictures, Videos, Music etc. - you know , the ones the templates are based on) to a 'Pictures' template, so I had large icons all over.
That really improved my life <LOL LOL LOL>.
But yesterday I came across this tutorial and particularly the remark in one of the comments at the bottom: