We are often deploying a bunch of laptops for trainings and exams, and the need sometimes arises for the default windows explorer view to be "details" as opposed to the icon view. I have tried using procmon to check what registry keys change when I swap it to this Details view, with very limited success (there's a ton of keys that get read and changed at any one time).

Has anyone tried to do this recently? Googling the question turned up nothing so far, a bunch of results but they all seem to be outdated with keys nowhere to be found in the registry or simply not doing what is advertised.

Thank you!

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Go under Explorer's Tools Menu. Folder Options then Apply this view to all folders.

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