WinSetView is a tool that will let you easily set File Explorer default folder views (including turning off grouping everywhere if so desired). It works by setting registry values that File Explorer already supports. It does not modify Explorer or add any tasks or services.

Please follow the quick start guide to download the app and set your initial folder view preferences. Running the app for the first time without following the guide may lead to confusion, as there are a lot of options on the screen.



WinSetView will correct the following conditions (when the cause is registry corruption):

  1. Folder views set via File Explorer, using Apply to Folders, are not applying to all folders.
  2. Folder Properties, Customize, Optimize this folder for is not working properly.
  3. Folder views are reverting back to Windows defaults.

Note: Windows 11 currently has some folder view bugs in regards to setting folder type for entire folder trees on removable drives and overriding the automatically detected folder type on “Local disks”. WinSetView provides an option to use the Windows 10 Explorer on Windows 11 to avoid those bugs.

image See the quick start guide