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In all my Windows systems I am using custom header configuration on My Computer / Computer / This PC for all types of customisations, i.e. General items, Documents, Pictures, Music and Videos:

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My custom sets are respected by Windows 10 everywhere, except for C:\Trash folder (my private folder, not related (?) in any way to system trash) when its contents are browsed in Open or Save dialog in any application.

Any folder -- This PC / Computer / Windows Explorer (correct!):

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Any folder -- This PC / Computer / Windows Explorer (correct!):

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Any folder -- Open / Save dialog (correct!):

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C:\Trash folder -- Open / Save dialog (incorrect!):

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Desktop folder -- Open / Save dialog (incorrect!):

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I can (hardly) understand that Windows 10 ignores my custom columns settings when browsing Desktop folder, user folder or any other system-like folder. But, why the hell it does the same for a regular folder on my C:\ disk?

What I managed to figure out so far is:

  • after renaming C:\Trash into C:\Trash1 or C:\Bugabuga custom columns sets are correct,
  • after renaming it bach to C:\Trash they are again incorrect,
  • after deleting C:\Trash and recreating it they are again incorrect.

It seems that C:\Trash is treated by Windows 10 like other system-like folders. And for all these folders custom columns sets are ignored. Is this a bug or hidden feature in Windows?

Is there any workaround (other that renaming C:\Trash to something else permanently?

  • @harrymc Question completely reedited to provide new facts and to address recent findings. Removing previous comment as it is now out-dated. Thank you. – trejder Oct 8 '18 at 8:35
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If this is not caused by some installed application, here is how to apply one folder's setting to all folders :

  • View another folder with which the display is correct
  • Under View, click Options
  • In the View tab, click Apply to Folders
  • As it was explained in the previous version of my question, this solution doesn't work. Both this solution and manually adjusting columns settings are for this single folder (and all other system-like folders?) respected by Windows 10 only until next reset. This solution is also not working because it changes how This PC / Windows Explorer shows folder contents. And -- as said in my question -- there are no problems with this. The only problem is when displaying this folder contents in Open or Save dialogs in Windows 10. – trejder Oct 8 '18 at 9:37
  • Does this arrive when booting in Safe mode? – harrymc Oct 8 '18 at 9:41

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