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This SU post answers for folders but does not work for "file save, file open" windows.

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after a quick search for "windows open save dialog default view", someone said in this thread that it's impossible to change the default view of open/save dialog. a workaround is use third party tools to do this. – LiuYan 刘研 Apr 3 '13 at 19:18
Better search than mine but not the result I'm looking for :) – Xavierjazz Apr 3 '13 at 22:05

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