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I have no idea if this is possible..

..but I noticed that windows explorer remembers for some folders that I have collapsed some types of files (like JPEG image or system file types).

Is there any way of having some types of files always to be collapsed?


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Notice that BAK files are collapsed

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Could you kindly explain 'Collapse some files' in this context? As ever, a screenshot would be handy. – Guy Thomas Jan 11 '13 at 13:09
@GuyThomas Hope this help – Norfeldt Jan 11 '13 at 13:19
Sounds like a file association 'problem' Control Panel\Programs\Default Programs\Set Associations [Screen shot REALLY helped me understand] – Guy Thomas Jan 11 '13 at 13:44
Have you tried “Tools” –> “Folder Options…” –> “View” –> “Apply to Folders”? – Scott Jan 11 '13 at 19:22
@GuyThomas: No, I don't think associations are messed up at all. What he wants is that when files are grouped by type in Explorer, certain types/extension groups should be collapsed in all folders. I think Scott's suggestion might do it. – Karan Jan 12 '13 at 2:48
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Scott's comment solved the problem. It was just not Tools, but Organize/Folder and search options

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After XP they started hiding menus in Explorer by default. Press Alt once to temporarily display them, and you'll see that Tools / Folder options still works, just as in previous versions of Windows. – Karan Jan 13 '13 at 18:59

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