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canoli
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"Group by" in File Explorer - keyboard shortcut or script?

Fri Oct 20, 2017 10:17 pm

I like the contents of my directories set to "Group By" but configuring them separately...one...at...a...time...is getting on my nerves.

I'm looking for a way to do multiple directories at once. Maybe a PowerShell script?

Folder templates are no help: going to Properties>Customize and choosing a template is slower than right-clicking and setting contents to "Group By." CTL+SHIFT + 6 changes the View to Details, which I use, and ALT+V+G works for "Group By." But these only work if you're already inside the folder, which means doing them one at a time. Zzzzzz...

It's for a new laptop, Win10 Home (with Group Policy Editor installed, if that's any help).

Thanks you guys!
 
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Re: "Group by" in File Explorer - keyboard shortcut or script?

Fri Oct 20, 2017 11:45 pm

Why not use the option to apply view settings to all folders?
 
canoli
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Re: "Group by" in File Explorer - keyboard shortcut or script?

Sat Oct 21, 2017 12:06 am

meerkt wrote:
Why not use the option to apply view settings to all folders?


does that work for you? it doesn't for me.
 
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Re: "Group by" in File Explorer - keyboard shortcut or script?

Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:18 am

Yeah, it does. On Win8.1.

Disappointing to see that's Windows' poor track record in controlling and remembering view settings continues in Win10.
 
canoli
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Re: "Group by" in File Explorer - keyboard shortcut or script?

Sat Oct 21, 2017 1:07 pm

ah that's interesting - thanks for the info. I coulda sworn it worked fine in Win7 - setup 1 folder the way I like it then View>Folder Options>"Apply to Folders" and "Group By" (and anything else in the current directory) would be duplicated in all folders. But in Win10, at least on this particular laptop it doesn't work.

I see all the review sites are cuckoo about the Creators Fall Update but to me Windows 10 is for the birds. New and improved Task Mngr - yippee.
 
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Re: "Group by" in File Explorer - keyboard shortcut or script?

Sat Oct 21, 2017 8:42 pm

It probably should work in Win10 as well. Maybe a temporary bug, or the usual Windows misbehaving.
For the new Task Manager Win8 is enough. :)

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