Windows 10 Tutorials 103 – How to Change the Template of Drive, Folder or Library

Welcome to our series of Microsoft Windows 10 tutorials that help you understand the features of this new operating system by Microsoft.

This tutorial will show you how to change the template of Drive, Folder or Library in Windows 10.

You can customize the drive, folder or library to choose from one of the following built-in templates:

  • General Items
  • Documents
  • Pictures
  • Music
  • Videos

How to Change the Template of Drive or Folder in Windows 10:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Right click on the drive or folder that you want to change the template for and click on Properties.
    Change the Template
  3. Alternatively, open the drive or folder that you want to change the template for and right click on an empty area. Now select Customize this folder option.
    Change the Template
  4. In the properties window, select Customize tab.
  5. From the drop down menu under Optimize this folder for, select the template you want to apply.
  6. If you want the same template to be applied to all the subfolders, click the checkbox next to Also apply this template to all subfolders.
    Change the Template

How to Change the Template of a Library in Windows 10:

  1. Open File Explorer.
  2. Select or open a library that you want to change the template for.
  3. Click on the Manage tab in the ribbon.
  4. From the drop down menu under Optimize library for, select the template you want to apply.
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