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Folders

The following settings and tasks relate to using folders and folder windows. See also “Hard Disk” and “Windows Explorer”. A quick way to get to Control Panel Folder Options is to select Folder Options from the Tools menu in any open folder window.


Folders, cache settings for offline access

Explorer right-click folder icon Sharing Caching


Folders, close automatically when Favorites or History folder is shown

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Close unused folders in History and Favorites


Folders, columns in details view

Folder window View Details View Choose Details


Folders, display file size in folder tips

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display file size information in folder tips


Folders, group similar items

Folder window View Arrange Icons by Show in Groups


Folders, history settings

Control Panel Internet Options General tab History section


Folders, Indexing Service

See “Indexing”.


Folders, map as drive

See “Subst” in Chapter 4.


Folders, open each folder in its own window

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Open each folder in its own window


Folders, open in separate process

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Launch folder windows in separate process

(If this option is on and one folder window crashes, they won’t all close.)


Folders, refresh view

Folder window View Refresh or press F5


Folders, remember individual settings

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Remember each folder’s view settings


Folders, reopen all folder windows that were left open when system was last shut down

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Restore previous folder windows at logon


Folders, reset default appearance to Windows default

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Reset All Folders


Folders, reuse folder windows

Control Panel Folder Options General tab Open each folder in the same window


Folders, reuse folder windows when launching Internet shortcuts

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Reuse windows for launching shortcuts


Folders, set default appearance

Open any folder and configure it as you wish Tools Folder Options View tab Apply to All Folders


Folders, share folders from a remote computer

See “Create Shared Folder” in Chapter 4.


Folders, share on network

Explorer right-click folder icon Sharing Share this folder


Folders, show / hide hidden folders

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Hidden files and folders


Folders, show all shared folders

Shared Folders (fsmgmt.msc); see “Microsoft Management Console” in Chapter 4.


Folders, show background images

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Folders, show common tasks

Control Panel System Advanced tab Performance section Settings Visual Effects tab Custom


Folders, show contents of system folders

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the contents of system folders


Folders, show Digital Camera memory as a folder (still camera only)

Control Panel Scanners and Cameras Add Device


Folders, show FTP site as folder in Internet Explorer

Control Panel Internet Options Advanced tag Browsing Enable folder view for FTP sites


Folders, show lines in Explorer tree view

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display simple folder view in Explorer’s Folders list


Folders, show the full path in the Address Bar

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the Address Bar


Folders, show the full path in the titlebar

Control Panel Folder Options View tab Display the full path in the titlebar


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