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Can't get filmstrip view in all my folders.

by bruvensky / December 22, 2012 3:19 AM PST

None of my folders in the first level after "My Documents" has the filmstrip view, except "My Pictures". If I go to the next level of subfolders, some of them have filmstrip view, but some don't. If a folder does not have filmstrip view and I move it one level down, then it will have filmstrip view. How do I get all my folders to have the filmstrip view?

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Clarification Request
More info needed
by wpgwpg / December 22, 2012 3:27 AM PST

You neglected to mention what version of Windows you're using. Details for solution require that info.

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(NT) I use XP
by bruvensky / December 22, 2012 6:14 AM PST
In reply to: More info needed

All Answers

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If you select Use Windows classic folders in the Folder
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 6:20 AM PST

"If you select Use Windows classic folders in the Folder Options dialog box, Filmstrip is no longer available on the View menu in folders that contain pictures."

More at

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I have filmstrip view sometimes
by bruvensky / December 22, 2012 7:56 AM PST

Some folders have filmstrip view and some don't. So I think that it should work in all of them.

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And it won't if that item is not checked.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 22, 2012 10:33 AM PST

I supplied a link so you can get the full document on it.

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I read it and
by bruvensky / December 22, 2012 2:15 PM PST

I did not have classic folders selected in the Folder Options dialog box. So I am back where I started. Why do some of my folders have filmstrip view? And why don't the others?

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It also wrote this.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / December 23, 2012 2:18 AM PST
In reply to: I read it and

"the Filmstrip feature requires that Show common tasks in folders be selected to view the full functionality."

That's why I supplied the link. I double checked here and sure enough, the article is correct but I fear many PC users will not like the answer Microsoft gave.

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filmstrip view
by pde0129 / July 16, 2013 9:18 PM PDT
In reply to: I read it and

i have been trying to figure this out for months. i got it this morning. go up to view and then to customize this folder, in the top drop down box it probably says, "document, for any file type". change that to, "pictures, best for many files", then check the box to include subfolders. now all of them will show filmstrip view. i had to go change it a couple of times before it stayed. hope it works for you.

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