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

Updated: 09/15/2017 by Computer Hope

Microsoft WindowsIf after changing the view of how the files are listed you may find the next time you open My Computer or Explorer that the view has changed back to the default. This document explains how 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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