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Old April 29th, 2015, 10:24 PM   #1
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Windows Explorer and WAV Files

Hey guys, long time no post.

I search the forums and web for this, but it's a hard one for keywords.

I recently switched back to Windows, skipping a decade of development. When I open a typical folder, I get:

Name
Date Modified
Type
Size

I love it. But when I open a folder that has WAV files, or MP3, it thinks I have an album and gives me none of that. Instead it's:

#
Title
Contributing Artist
Album

I know now how to right click and change that, for that folder. But how do I tell Windows that I never want it to change that for any folder?

I've tried going into Folder Options -> View -> Apply to Folders, which says that it should take my current configuration and apply it to all folders, but it does not. I think the trick is that it applies it to all folders "of this type," which Windows is keen to determine.

Any help?

Much appreciation in advance.

Barry
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:36 AM   #2
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Re: Windows Explorer and WAV Files

This tells you how to do that:

Customize the Five Windows Folder Templates

I found this by a search string "customise Windows folder templates".
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Old April 30th, 2015, 09:53 AM   #3
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Alan,

Thanks! I had actually found that page in my searching, and it looks like EXACTLY what I want, but when I open the properties for my folders, I do not have a "customize" tab. I have:

General, Shortcut, Security, Details, Previous Versions

So I had figured that page applied to a different version of Windows, and forgot about it.

I am currently running Windows 7 Pro (which I should have included, sorry), and that page does say that it covers Windows 7, so I'm not sure why I don't get the "Customize" tab.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 09:57 AM   #4
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Re: Windows Explorer and WAV Files

And I just figured that out - apparently, if you choose something in "My Documents", you don't get the customize tab, and the folder I was using as example was in there.

Thanks again for the tip!
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:22 PM   #5
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Glad you have got there! It is a very useful tool - before finding that audio folders were an absolute pain as they came with a bunch of fields I did not want, and hardly any of those I did want.
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Old April 30th, 2015, 12:58 PM   #6
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Yes! Sadly, they have a hundred fields of meta data you can include, Sample Rate wasn't among them... that's the only one that I would have added.
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