How do I keep my Windows file listing the same in all Windows?

Updated: 11/13/2018 by Computer Hope
Microsoft Windows

After changing the file view mode in your Windows File Explorer, you may find that the view has changed back to the default. Follow these instructions to make Windows always display the files the way you want.

Microsoft Windows XP users

  1. Open My Computer or Explorer.
  2. Change the view to how you always want it to be shown.
  3. Click Tools at the top of the window.
  4. Click the View tab.
  5. Click the Apply to All Folders button.

Microsoft Windows ME and 2000 users

  1. Open My Computer or Explorer.
  2. Change the view to how you always want it to be shown.
  3. Click Tools at the top of the window.
  4. Click the View tab.
  5. Click the Like Current Folder button.

Microsoft Windows 95 and 98 users

  1. Open My Computer or Explorer.
  2. Change the view to how you always want it to be shown.
  3. Click View at the top of the window.
  4. Click the View tab.
  5. Click the Like Current Folder button.

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