JSI Tip 4782. When you press 'Like Current Folder', the View settings are NOT applied?

When you configure your View settings in Windows Explorer, when you go to Tools / Folder Option and press Like Current Folder, the settings are NOT applied to the other folders, even though the configured folder is still selected?

This will occur if you have more than one instance of Windows Explorer running.

To workaround this feature, close all but one instance of Windows Explorer, re-configure a folder, and the press Like Current Folder on the Tools / Folder Option menu.

NOTE: I find it helpful to implement the registry changes in 0764, and restarting, prior to configuring my View settings. This works for all Windows NT based operating systems (Windows NT, Windows 2000, Windows XP, Windows .Net, etc..). You can use the following VIEW.reg file to effect the changes:



@=hex(2):25,00,53,00,79,00,73,00,74,00,65,00,6d,00,52,00,6f,00,6f,00,74,00,25,  00,5c,00,45,00,78,00,70,00,6c,00,6f,00,72,00,65,00,72,00,2e,00,65,00,78,00,  65,00,20,00,2f,00,69,00,64,00,6c,00,69,00,73,00,74,00,2c,00,25,00,49,00,2c,  00,25,00,4c,00,20,00,25,00,31,00,00,00

@="\[ExploreFolder(\"%1\", %I, %S)\]"




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