Windows 11/10 is easy to use and customize, but it becomes annoying when your Folder View settings change automatically. We usually set our Folder View settings on our own preferences like the view as grid/list, large/medium/small icons, etc., but it changes automatically after some time, and we have to adjust it manually. Thankfully, there is a fix to this problem.
Windows 11/10/8/7 often forgets your folder view settings, and this is when you need to reset the settings which include the sorting order or the files, view mode, grouping, etc. All Windows versions let you customize and reset your folders. You can do so using the File Explorer or by using Windows Registry. In this post we will learn about how to reset your folders in Windows 10 PC.
Reset Folder View in Windows 11/10
You can change the folder view settings both via File Explorer and via Windows Registry.
Via File Explorer Options
Press Win+E to open File Explorer and Click on File on the top menu ribbon.
Select “Change folder and search options”.
This will open the File Explorer Options window shown below.
Go on ‘View’ tab and click on Reset Folders, if you want to reset all folders of this type to their default settings.
You can also adjust the folder settings manually by checking or un-checking the checkboxes mentioned under ‘Advanced Settings’ tab.
Under ‘General’ tab, you can tweak the settings like ‘opening each folder in same or a different window’ or ‘Single or double click to open a window’.
Select the options, click on Apply and you are done.
For Folder Settings in Windows 7, go to the toolbar > Organize, and select Folder and search options.
Using Windows Registry
Open Registry Editor by typing Regedit.exe
Navigate to the following key-
Delete Bags and BagMRU subkeys
Exit the Registry Editor
You need to restart the explorer shell to make the changes take effect.