Stop Windows Retarded from changing folder columns?


J

John Doe

Is there a way to stop Windows 7 from changing folder columns when
you happen to copy or move certain files into a folder?

That IMO is one of the most annoying, frustrating, idiotic things
Windows has ever done.

Thanks.
 
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...winston

John Doe wrote, On 6/3/2014 4:18 PM:
Is there a way to stop Windows 7 from changing folder columns when
you happen to copy or move certain files into a folder?

That IMO is one of the most annoying, frustrating, idiotic things
Windows has ever done.

Thanks.

Not seeing this. I copied and moved two different files from and into
one folder into and from another folder and the columns for both source
and destination folders remained the same.
 
S

s|b

Is there a way to stop Windows 7 from changing folder columns when
you happen to copy or move certain files into a folder?

That IMO is one of the most annoying, frustrating, idiotic things
Windows has ever done.

Why don't you try another file manager? FreeCommander for example:
<http://www.freecommander.com/>

I've been using the "old Version" (FreeCommander 2009.02b) for years
now.
 
J

John Doe

Mark Blain said:
John Doe <jdoe usenetlove.invalid> wrote:
A quick search for "customize windows folder templates" should
help you straighten it out.

http://www.howtogeek.com/howto/16694/customize-the-five-windows-folder- templates/

"To sort by a column, click once on that column. To reverse the
sort-order, click that same column again"

Wrong audience. That suggests it's going to take a massive amount
of reading to find anything semi-technical.

It's just a mess. The only way something like that could work for
most of us is if we were allowed to save templates and then apply
one of those templates to a particular folder on demand (not
programmatically).

Otherwise you have questions no Microsoft programmer can answer
When to apply the template? Do you apply the template based on a
folder name? Based on folder contents? What if I move files of a
certain type into an empty folder, do you apply a template?

If Microsoft wants to start a new installation by displaying
various folders differently, that's okay, but applying templates
programmatically just doesn't work.
 
J

John Doe

Mark Blain said:
I have a different philosophy. I don't want or expect Explorer to
display custom columns by opening the files in each folder. That just
slows down my file mangement work.

When I set up a new machine, I set ALL the folder templates to display
the same standard standard columns. Effectively, that "turns off" this
unwanted feature. I can get more details with right-click if I want
them, or add a special column for one folder temporarily if I really
need it.



MS Explorer sucks. Get rid of it. Never use MS this and MS that...
 
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F

Flasherly

I've two folders assigned to the taskbar, the area directly next to
the Start Menu, a discrete area next & between, to the taskbar's
docking, i.e. for changing various temporary programs running and
initiated...

IOW - Such That the two folders are accessible At All Times.

MS would possibly call that area, (wherein exist my two folders): the
Quick Launch Area. Formalistically.

Between the aforementioned two folders are maybe 50, 75 program
shortcut entities I've assigned (sic) inside those two folders.

I keep both folders - hence affiliated, though DOS folders, full of
Windows' shortcuts - **off** of C drive, (where Windows best does its
thing), and on another drive -- also formatted in FAT, FWIW. (A lot
to me.)

The shortcut arrangement (inside the folders) is everything Windows
will (try and) prevent (subsequently by apparently, whimsically,
rearranging the icons) -- apart from and negating any painstaking
personal arrangements, I've defined, to said icons inside from
Non-Standard Windows folder "columns" and definitions.

Imagine, if at all possible, columns of programs running at angles ,
say, grouped according to a common function. The "geometric" aspects
are your call: Run your programs from icons arranged to a maze,
gigantic circles, as you wish.

Indeed, as such, they're assignable to Microsoft, although understand
that will be in some manner of unaccountability for reverting to
up-&-down only columns. This is Microsofts' way of saying screw you.

How **you** see program control is a part of the desktop interface to
how **you** are apt to harness a computer (hotkeys, macros and
scripts, you can't see -- as visual reinforcements of what you must
first remember then to initiate).

But, back to Microsoft screwing with you.

In storing those folders another drive and making a binary backup of
Windows (as an integral to making those folders), I stop any further
rearrangements initiated by Microsoft Windows programmers.

Cold. It's the best I've found to rid myself of that particular
disease Microsoft is fond of propagating by rearranging my goddman
folders into its goddamn idea of columns.

The two programs folders never, ever again, get messed with by Windows
(short of changing desktop resolutions from an initial resolution I
setup the shortcut arrangement, or installing a different video
driver/card).

It wasn't easy to figure out, but I'd just about _Had lt_ with the
Windows Scheme of Hell, as the topic suggests. So I addressed, took
care of the matter to my own satisfaction. Yes, very good and problem
solved. Forever and ever.

(Please do remember, though -- take a JPG snapshot of any such
folders, I'm using, in case you're building from scratch, or somesuch
contingency is encountered -- It's the first principle, even before
Micorsoft, to operating any Digitally Revolutionized Computer: that
is, to cover your ass from a stench when shit happens.)
 

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