• How to fix File Explorer folder views in Windows 10 and 11

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    ISSUE 20.06 • 2023-02-06


    Brian Livingston

    By Brian Livingston

    There’s a common complaint about the file manager in Windows 10 and 11. You change File Explorer’s “folder view” to show filenames, dates, file sizes, and so forth. You’ve got them exactly the way you want. You select View, Options and use the View tab to click “Apply to Folders.” Then File Explorer immediately forgets what you said and shows folders any damn way it wants.

    Sometimes it works and sometimes it doesn’t. But the anguish from this problem arises so often that it’s a wonder Microsoft hasn’t fixed it by now.

    Read the full story in our Plus Newsletter (20.06.0, 2023-02-06).
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