I want to open freshly created/downloaded zip files in Windows File Explorer in Details view with a customized default column layout that's different than the default Name, Type, Compressed size, Password, Size, Ratio, Date modified.
The default view is almost okay, but the filenames I work with often exceed the column size, and there are columns I never use, cluttering up the display. It's an ongoing irritation.
Just to be absolutely clear:
- I download a .zip file and double-click it to open it.
- I want to see File Explorer open it with a wider space for the Name and Type columns, the Password and Ratio columns hidden, and the rest of the columns reordered to better match what I've set for my regular folders.
Is this critical? No. I've lived decades with this behavior. And I know about e.g. 7-Zip. I want to use File Explorer.
Would it brighten my day every time I open a new .zip file in Explorer if I could set the defaults? ABSOLUTELY. And I know Explorer can do the work - I can set the columns of an individual zip file, then come back later and open that same zip file again and it still retains the layout I've given it. I just want to know what/where to tweak to make my choices the default. I've tried using the [Apply to Folders] button in "Change folder and search options" to no avail.
Any ideas how to achieve this? Thanks in advance.