Managing files is not always easy with Windows Explorer, as it often changes the view automatically. This happens with photo or music folders, for example, but not every user likes this intelligent function. So we're going to show you a tiny tool that sets the view for all folders in Windows in stone.
Windows Explorer offers different views that are more suitable for different tasks. With "Extra Large Icons", for example, collections of images can be viewed quickly without the photo preview, while the "Details" view offers more options for file management. But it is often a matter of taste which mode users prefer to work with.
However, Windows decides automatically which view and columns are shown for folders with photos, videos or music files, for example. If you want to prevent this, you can do it with the small WinSetView script - this allows you to determine system-wide which view and which columns should be visible in all folders. The tool has now also appeared in German, which makes setting up even easier. We explain the most important functions to you.
The program does not require any installation. After downloading WinSetView, simply unzip the ZIP archive with "Right click | Unzip here" and then start the "WinSetView.hta" file with a double click. You will now see the interface and can first switch to German at the top. You define the standard view for all folders in Windows by selecting one of the following items in the first line:
• small, medium or large icons
For better file management, the detail view is best recommended, as Windows Explorer can display several columns with additional information in it. With the "Show file extensions" field, you can always see the file extensions such as MP3, PDF or DOCX, which also helps with organization.