Change view mode of Explorer folders with ShellBagsView

The new version of ShellBagsView tool (1.25) allows you to easily set the view mode (Tiles, Details, Content, List, Small Icons, Medium Icons, Large Icons) of multiple Windows Explorer folders at once.
In order to change the view mode, simply select the desired folders on the main window of ShellBagsView and then go to the ‘Set Mode’ menu (Under the File menu or in the context menu) and choose the desired view mode.
In the example below,  the 12 selected folders are set to ‘Medium Icons’ view mode.

Set Explorer folder medium icons

After choosing the desired mode from the Set Mode menu , ShellBagsView tool changes the view mode in all selected folders and then when you open one of these folders in Windows Explorer, it will be displayed in the view mode you selected:

Windows Explorer Folder Medium Icons

You can download the new version of ShellBagsView  from this Web page.


  1. Thomas says:

    This is great.

    I wish for future versions it could also set the default view of explorer search results.

  2. «G~Lí†çh» says:

    Need a filtering by ColInfo entries (have or not have checked “Columns” for detail mode / item sort).
    Sort by FWF_ (FFlags), such as FWF_EXTENDEDTILES and 0x00800000 (seems it is FWF_NOHEADERINALLVIEWS instead of FWF_NOCOLUMNHEADER)
    finally, mass FFlags/ColInfo editor (add/remove property and size of each column)… Inherit options (remove “NodeSlot”)
    “PropertySystemView” must include “can be as a column header in Explorer view / folder items sorting” or “cannot be…” also…
    P.S. Some “Bags\” are ignored (didn’t displayed) but they are USED! Look:
    “NodeSlot”=dword:00000073 (Bags\115 have all folder view settings but they are not displayed in ShellBagsView);

    “3” = %UserNAME%’s folder %UserNAME%’s folder (that doesn’t display “full path” ≠”%UserProfile%”‼) but the content encrypted with 20 bytes + 2 zeroes (not like a CLSID!)

    “NodeSlot”=dword:00000148 (Bags\328 have all folder view settings but aren’t displayed in ShellBagsView);
    “0” = this parameter contains “AppData” text in ANSI and Unicode format;
    “1” = Documents (but the value data is somehow encrypted and don’t seems like to be a CLSID, becase it have 32 bytes + 2 zeroes);

  3. «G~Lí†çh» says:

    Please, take in account the following registry keys:
    “MRUListEx” REG_BINARY …………02000000 01000000 00000000 ffffffff
    “0” REG_BINARY — ?
    “1” —”—
    “2” —”—

    [HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams\0 (1, 2, …)]
    “ViewView2” REG_BINARY — Container “GroupView”, “Mode”, “ColInfo”, “IconSize”, “Sort”, etc.…


    “TaskbarWinXP” REG_BINARY — ⁇

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