ShellBagsView is a long-standing portable application by Nirsoft for Microsoft Windows devices to check and modify the view mode of folders in Explorer. We mentioned ShellBagView twice here on Ghacks, first in 2008 when it was first released and then again in 2009.
Windows Explorer and File Explorer support different view modes for folders. You may display files as thumbnails, as lists, detailed, and using other presets. The information is saved to the Registry and preserved by Windows. A common issue that users may run into is that there is a threshold in regards to custom folder view modes and that view modes may be reset when the threshold is reached.
The latest version of the portable program comes with a new feature to set the view mode of multiple folders in one swift operation.
ShellBagsView is a portable application for Windows that you can run from anywhere. Just download the program and extract its archive to the system.
It lists folders on the system; each with its name, view mode, dates, and more if available. Note that the application only includes folders with saved folder settings and not all folders on the device.
You may now right-click on any folder to change the view mode of that folder, or use File > Set Mode to change the view mode for a selection (which can be multiple folders or even all of them).
The program is ideal when it comes to modifying the view mode of folders on Windows to make corrections; the new batch processing option allows you to set a view mode for all or a selection of folders.
ShellBagsView 1.25 comes with a handful of other new options. It has a new icon size column and a new Registry editing option (with or without elevation). Pressing F5 to refresh the selection should now also be much smoother than in previous versions of the application.
ShellBagsView is one of those small handy programs by Nirsoft that you may want to have at your disposal. While it may not be needed regularly, you may find it useful to make batch changes to the folder view mode on your devices. The program supports remote access as well which means that you may use it to change modes on remote devices.
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