Windows – Change default Win explorer “view” for a portable media device

windows 7

In normal Windows 7 file explorer windows, it is possible through the [Tools > Folder Options] menu to choose a default way for all folders to be displayed (i.e. list/tiles/details/etc).

When connecting a portable media device and browsing the internal storage, that menu is not available. If the device has 100 folders, every single one defaults to "tile" view. Is there any way for me to change the default?

Best Answer

  • This will work:

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]
    "FolderType"="NotSpecified" 
    
    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell\{5C4F28B5-F869-4E84-8E60-F11DB97C5CC7}]
    "LogicalViewMode"=dword:00000001
    "Mode"=dword:00000001