#Office365Challenge – Your File Explorer (Windows Button + E) have many views, I prefer using the Details view so it annoys me to change it every time I open it. This post will show you how to set a folder to open on a default view.

Day: 156 of 365, 209 left
Tools: Windows
Description: Default views for folders in File Explorer

Views in File Explorer:

  1. Open File Explorer
  2. Navigate to the folder you want to view, for example My Documents.
  3. Change the view to your preferred state
  4. Now close the window while keeping the CTRL button in


Overview of my challenge: As an absolute lover of all things Microsoft, I’ve decided to undertake the challenge, of writing a blog every single day, for the next 365 days. Crazy, I know. And I’ll try my best, but if I cannot find something good to say about Office 365 and the Tools it includes for 365 days, I’m changing my profession. So let’s write this epic tale of “Around the Office in 365 Days”. My ode to Microsoft Office 365.

Keep in mind that these tips and tricks do not only apply to Office 365 – but where applicable, to the overall Microsoft Office Suite and SharePoint.