I use Windows Explorer every day to manage large groups of files. I modified the folder templates in Windows 7 to display the properties that are important to me. (Ex: Name, size, length, date created, contributing artists). I now want all the individual files to have these same properties whenever I open a folder which has files of that type (Ex: whenever there is a music file in .mp3 format, the template for music files that I created are displayed in Windows Explorer). How do I change the individual music files all at one time so the properties values I want to see are displayed in Windows Explorer? (instead of seeing rating, date modified, etc. I want to see the properties that match those for the folder level).
I just tested a theory on my machine. I changed the details shown to date created, date modified, bit rate, and size, while in my itunes parent folder. The properties seemed to be carried down the child folders. SO now all of my child folders under itunes with music in them, now display date created, date modified, bit rate, and size. Instead of number, album, and title. Also if you go into your music through c:\users\XXXXX it is the same format as the rest of the drive. But if you go to your music through libraries it saves its properties for details shown per library, so in that case it is unique to that library only and is unaffected by the "Apply to all folders" button.