1. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    Hey Dan,

    After the anniversary update, File Explorer Libraries never functioned properly anymore, and the creators update still hasn't fixed this frustration. A key use of Libraries was to have a consistent view of directories in the library, and updating a parent or sub directory's view will affect the entire view of the library. This allowed seamless navigation of Libraries and management of files. The anniversary update boke that key function, and ever since then, every subdirectory has its own view, which you have to change manually for each and every sub-directory, and no way to make the same view apply through the entire library! Unfortunately, after all these minor and major updates, even though there's long been feedback in the feedback hub ( https://aka.ms/Q8cvvh ), the problem still isn't fixed! Clearly microsoft doesn't give a crap about software quality anymore since windows 10...

    For further elaboration, have a look here:
    windows 10 - Library folder view not respecting the folder setting - Super User

    Do you have a fix for this?
    04-17-2017 10:44 AM
  2. davidhk129's Avatar
    I am assuming your question is for Windows 10 PC, not for Mobile.

    Suggestions :

    1. Run a system file check (sfc /scannow) to look for corrupt files. It will try to do repair if any found.
    Please post back if you need to know how to.

    2. Create another user account with exactly the same privileges.
    Logon to the new account.
    Do you have the same issues ?
    If no, it indicates your old account might be corrupted.
    Run the new account for a while to make sure.
    If all works well, logon to your old account > backup files you want to keep > delete old account.
    04-17-2017 12:32 PM
  3. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    Yes it is regarding Windows 10 Pro on PC (my Surface Pro 2). I just recently did a fresh system restore of Windows 10, and first thing I checked was the Libraries, the issue still persisted. Even then, I created a new account in the Creators update, and tried it from there; issue still persists.

    How is it on your end? Does changing the view of a subdirectory in Libraries affect the view of the parent directory, or vice versa? Does the view remain persistent across parent and sub directories?
    04-17-2017 01:41 PM
  4. davidhk129's Avatar
    Yes it is regarding Windows 10 Pro on PC (my Surface Pro 2). I just recently did a fresh system restore of Windows 10, and first thing I checked was the Libraries, the issue still persisted. Even then, I created a new account in the Creators update, and tried it from there; issue still persists.
    Sorry, I do not have any new ideas for you.
    04-17-2017 01:44 PM
  5. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    Sorry, I do not have any new ideas for you.
    How is it on your end? Does changing the view of a subdirectory in Libraries affect the view of the parent directory, or vice versa? Does the view remain persistent across parent and sub directories?
    04-17-2017 03:06 PM
  6. davidhk129's Avatar
    How is it on your end? Does changing the view of a subdirectory in Libraries affect the view of the parent directory, or vice versa? Does the view remain persistent across parent and sub directories?
    I don't have the issue you mentioned.

    ..........Does changing the view of a subdirectory in Libraries affect the view of the parent directory, or vice versa?..................

    Yes, it does.

    Just wonder. Have you done the followings ?
    Open a Library > View > (select how you want to view) > top right at the ribbon, click Options > click Change folder and search option > click View > click Apply to folders > OK
    04-17-2017 03:27 PM
  7. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    I don't have the issue you mentioned.

    ..........Does changing the view of a subdirectory in Libraries affect the view of the parent directory, or vice versa?..................

    Yes, it does.

    Just wonder. Have you done the followings ?
    Open a Library > View > (select how you want to view) > top right at the ribbon, click Options > click Change folder and search option > click View > click Apply to folders > OK
    From the sounds of that post, it appears you're mistaking your ordinary documents/pictures/videos/music folders as Libraries. If you attempt what you stated on an actual library, you'll notice that the buttons in the Folder views section are grayed out, as shown below:

    applying-folder-views-libraries-non-existent-.png

    Are you sure you're using actual Libraries? To confirm, right-click on your Document library, select properties, and post a screenshot of it with all sensitive info removed. Thanks in advance.
    04-17-2017 04:28 PM
  8. davidhk129's Avatar
    Yes. I misunderstood what you said, or more specifically, I mistook folders as libraries.

    Sorry about wasting your time on my replies.
    04-17-2017 04:40 PM
  9. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    Yes. I misunderstood what you said, or more specifically, I mistook folders as libraries.

    Sorry about wasting your time on my replies.
    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Anyone else have any suggestions on fixing this Windows 10 bug? Any suggestions Dan
    04-17-2017 05:03 PM
  10. fatclue_98's Avatar
    Thanks for your suggestions.

    Anyone else have any suggestions on fixing this Windows 10 bug? Any suggestions Dan
    Yeah, Windows 7 Pro.

    Sent from Alcatel Idol 4S with Windows via mTalk
    04-17-2017 06:08 PM
  11. MrElectrifyer's Avatar
    Yeah, Windows 7 Pro.
    Haha, wish that were compatible with my Surface Pro 2 and had a Touch Friendly Tablet experience. I'd ditch Windows 10 in a heart beat...
    04-17-2017 11:22 PM

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