How to Reset Finder View Options Throughout Entire Folder Structure?

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  1. Crell Vorlem macrumors newbie

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    Greetings fellow Mac people,

    On my Mac I have quite a few folders and many of them have customized view options through Finder which can vary from icon size to background colors and arrangement.

    When going to Show View Options (Cmd J), it gives me the option to use a single folder's configuration as a template for the rest on my computer. However that doesn't apply to folders that already have existing customization like this. Is there a way to reset every folder on my Mac to the same configuration?

    Thanks for any help.
     
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    Finder is notorious for not remembering view options. I've never seen a foolproof method that sticks.
     
  3. iLog.Genius macrumors 601

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    Yeah, finder sucks in that regard. Windows Explorer > Finder. Finder is due for a rebuild IMO.
     
  4. StevenMeyer macrumors member

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    This is the future, straight from Jurassic park
     
  5. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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  6. StevenMeyer macrumors member

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    That's why I thought my post was funny... oh well.
     
  7. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere

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    It was! That's why I supported it with the video! The past is the future, and the future is the past!
     
  8. sammich, Dec 18, 2011
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    Maybe this will help (not TIMG'd to save you one click :) ) The part you want is the 'Apply to sub-folders'

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  9. StevenMeyer macrumors member

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    And people think im crazy when i say technology is cyclical.
     
  10. Crell Vorlem thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Excellent! Exactly what I was looking for. I may now achieve my plans unhindered. Thank you!
     
  11. Olivia11111 macrumors newbie

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    How do you open that dialogue box? Thanks

    Hi there,
    How do you open that dialogue box?
    Cheers
    Olivia


     
  12. sammich macrumors 601

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    Oops. I see that the app name doesn't appear in the image. The app pictured is of Automator, inside /Applications.
     
  13. nordicappeal macrumors regular

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    Thanks. For some reason I can only chose icon size 16, 51, 86,.... but not 64? On 10.8.4
     
  14. benwiggy macrumors 68020

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    You can remove all the .DStore files from every folder. I think Onyx does this, and there's almost certainly a Terminal script somewhere on the internet.

    I've found the Finder method of setting up your "default" folder style works very well: Close all windows; create a new window as you want it; close it. All windows will now be like that.
    I've been using OS X for over 10 years, and that's always worked for me, though I know there are lots of posts from people saying that doesn't work for them. I don't know what the crucial factor making the difference might be.
     

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