Personalization Add or Remove Gallery in File Explorer Navigation Pane in Windows 11


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This tutorial will show you how to add or remove Gallery in the navigation pane of File Explorer for your account or all users in Windows 11.

Starting with Windows 11 version 22H2 KB5030310 Build 22621.2361, Microsoft is introducing Gallery, a new feature in File Explorer designed to make it easy to access your photo collection. The content in Gallery is the same as what you see in the All Photos view in the Photos app. Your most recently taken photos appear at the top of Gallery. This includes photos from your phone if you have OneDrive Camera Roll Backup set up.

Gallery displays the contents of the Pictures library. When you include a folder, the files appear in the Gallery but continue to be stored in their original locations.

You can choose which folders are shown in Gallery through the Collection dropdown. You can also add subfolders of existing sources to filter to a subset of your content, such as desktop backgrounds and SD card/camera imports.

Gallery also works from the file picking dialog, bringing that same ease of use to situations such as inserting attachments, building a PowerPoint deck, or crafting social media posts.

A new Add Phone Photos button in the Command Bar in File Explorer Gallery will help with setting up your PC to be ready to show photos from your phone via OneDrive in Gallery. Clicking this button will open a URL with a OneDrive QR code that you can scan with your phone to get started.

If you do not want Gallery in the navigation pane of File Explorer, you can remove it.


Contents

  • Option One: Add or Remove Gallery in File Explorer Navigation Pane for Current User
  • Option Two: Add or Remove Gallery in File Explorer Navigation Pane for All Users


EXAMPLE: Gallery in navigation pane of File Explorer

Gallery_in_File_Explorer_navigation_pane.png





Option One

Add or Remove Gallery in File Explorer Navigation Pane for Current User


If you turn on Show all folders in the navigation pane when using this option, Gallery will always show in the navigation pane.


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want.

2 Add Gallery to Navigation Pane in File Explorer for Current User

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Gallery_to_navigation_pane_in_File_Explorer_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000001

3 Remove Gallery from Navigation Pane in File Explorer for Current User

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Gallery_from_navigation_pane_in_File_Explorer_for_current_user.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\CLSID\{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}]
"System.IsPinnedToNameSpaceTree"=dword:00000000

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 If File Explorer is currently open, then close and reopen File Explorer to apply.

8 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.




Option Two

Add or Remove Gallery in File Explorer Navigation Pane for All Users


You must be signed in as an administrator to use this option.

This option will completely remove Gallery from the File Explorer navigation pane even if Show all folders is turned on.


1 Do step 2 (add) or step 3 (remove) below for what you want.


 2. Add Gallery to Navigation Pane in File Explorer for All Users

This is the default setting.


A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Add_Gallery_to_navigation_pane_in_File_Explorer_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_41040327\{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}]
@="{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}"


 3. Remove Gallery from Navigation Pane in File Explorer for All Users

A) Click/tap on the Download button below to download the file below, and go to step 4 below.​

Remove_Gallery_from_navigation_pane_in_File_Explorer_for_all_users.reg


(Contents of REG file for reference)
Code:
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[-HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Desktop\NameSpace_41040327\{e88865ea-0e1c-4e20-9aa6-edcd0212c87c}]

4 Save the .reg file to your desktop.

5 Double click/tap on the downloaded .reg file to merge it.

6 When prompted, click/tap on Run, Yes (UAC), Yes, and OK to approve the merge.

7 You can now delete the downloaded .reg file if you like.


 

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Hi,
Dang why do they keep adding garbage to the navigation pane :ffs:
 

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Vivetool 41040327 enabled it for me. Registry method above didn't.
 

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not enabled for me even with this reg. key method.
 

My Computer

System One

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    Windows 11
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    Dell/XPS 7590
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    i7-9750H
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    16GB
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    GTX 1650
not enabled for me even with this reg. key method.

Sorry mate, but it's only available on build 22631.2048 instead for the Beta channel.
  • Build 22631.2048 = New features rolling out.
  • Build 22621.2048 = New features off by default.
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
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    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
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    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
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    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Is there any information on how to repair the Gallery as this was added for me in the last cumulative update but is currently not displaying correctly as I see this:

windows-11-gallery-png.71837


This clearly isn't how it is meant to look from the previews I've seen.

Also, the Photos app works perfect and displays my images in date order from earliest to latest at the top with a date bar on the right. This is how the Gallery is supposed to look, presumably, but, for whatever reason, it appears corrupted on my system and there is no way (that I am aware of) to reset or fix it. There is also very little information about this feature with it being so new.

My Pictures library is stored in OneDrive on the C drive so if it works for the Photos app then one would expect it would also work fine for File Explorer > Gallery too.

Is anyone able to help with this please or do I need to request support from Microsoft? Thanks.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Intel Core i5-13600KF
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    ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming Wi-Fi D4 (2204)
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    920 Mb/sec
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    Microsoft Edge
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    Windows Defender
Is there any information on how to repair the Gallery as this was added for me in the last cumulative update but is currently not displaying correctly as I see this:

This clearly isn't how it is meant to look from the previews I've seen.

Also, the Photos app works perfect and displays my images in date order from earliest to latest at the top with a date bar on the right. This is how the Gallery is supposed to look, presumably, but, for whatever reason, it appears corrupted on my system and there is no way (that I am aware of) to reset or fix it. There is also very little information about this feature with it being so new.

My Pictures library is stored in OneDrive on the C drive so if it works for the Photos app then one would expect it would also work fine for File Explorer > Gallery too.

Is anyone able to help with this please or do I need to request support from Microsoft? Thanks.

Hello, :alien:

Using option one in the tutorial below to reset folder views to default will also include Gallery.

 

My Computers

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  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
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    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
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    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Is there any information on how to repair the Gallery as this was added for me in the last cumulative update but is currently not displaying correctly as I see this:

windows-11-gallery-png.71837


This clearly isn't how it is meant to look from the previews I've seen.

Also, the Photos app works perfect and displays my images in date order from earliest to latest at the top with a date bar on the right. This is how the Gallery is supposed to look, presumably, but, for whatever reason, it appears corrupted on my system and there is no way (that I am aware of) to reset or fix it. There is also very little information about this feature with it being so new.

My Pictures library is stored in OneDrive on the C drive so if it works for the Photos app then one would expect it would also work fine for File Explorer > Gallery too.

Is anyone able to help with this please or do I need to request support from Microsoft? Thanks.
I can confirm that using the .bat file will fix the issue.
I had the very same sad gallery view and thanks to @Brink's script , it is now fixed.
I still would like to know how we got to get that weird icon view though.
 

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    8 GB
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This .reg file to remove gallery does not work for my two computers. Gallery still shows after restart. The dword is changed to "0" in the registry but it makes no difference. What could be wrong?
 

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System One

  • OS
    Windows 10
This .reg file to remove gallery does not work for my two computers. Gallery still shows after restart. The dword is changed to "0" in the registry but it makes no difference. What could be wrong?

Hello, and welcome. :alien:

I just tested on my system to see if something changed, but it still works for me.

Go ahead and post screenshots showing this in Registry Editor and File Explorer to see if anything may stand out.

If you turn on Show all folders in the navigation pane, Gallery will always show in the navigation pane.

Are you using any 3rd party custom UI software that may be causing an issue with this?
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
Tutorial updated to add option 2 to add/remove Gallery for all users. :alien:
 

My Computers

System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
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Thank you for these reg files. The new gallery would show all pictures, but not in the right order and without any data labelling. I actually don't use the feature anyway. If I want, I can use the photos app, which does display everything correctly. I wonder why this feature in file explorer was needed at all.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    Intel Core i5-10600K
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    Gigabyte Aorus Z490 Elite AC
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    8 GB
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Thank you for these reg files. The new gallery would show all pictures, but not in the right order and without any data labelling. I actually don't use the feature anyway. If I want, I can use the photos app, which does display everything correctly. I wonder why this feature in file explorer was needed at all.
:shawn:
 

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    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
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    PC/Desktop
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    Custom self build
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    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
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    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
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    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
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    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
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    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
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    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
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    2560x1440
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    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
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    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
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    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
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I haven't checked this thread since my post (#7) on 26th September but I can confirm that I managed to fix it by resetting the folder views.

However, while this works, it means that it is not possible to, say, change the General view to Medium icons sorted by Type as I prefer for all non-media folders such as C:\Program Files etc and then apply that template to all folders with that view as doing so causes Gallery to bug out again as shown in my image. You cannot even set Sort by to Type and then apply that template to all folders either as it still bugs out.

You can set them individually for each folder and that works fine but it is counterproductive to have to keep doing this when a global option exists.

It's frustrating but it looks like I'll either have to choose between a broken Gallery with a customised General view or have a working Gallery and stick with the default Detail view for non-media folders.

Can anyone else confirm this behaviour please? Seems like a bug or an oversight at the very least.
 

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    32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 MHz (2 x 16 GB)
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    16 GB NVIDIA RTX 4080 Founders Edition
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    Microsoft Edge
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I haven't checked this thread since my post (#7) on 26th September but I can confirm that I managed to fix it by resetting the folder views.

However, while this works, it means that it is not possible to, say, change the General view to Medium icons sorted by Type as I prefer for all non-media folders such as C:\Program Files etc and then apply that template to all folders with that view as doing so causes Gallery to bug out again as shown in my image. You cannot even set Sort by to Type and then apply that template to all folders either as it still bugs out.

You can set them individually for each folder and that works fine but it is counterproductive to have to keep doing this when a global option exists.

It's frustrating but it looks like I'll either have to choose between a broken Gallery with a customised General view or have a working Gallery and stick with the default Detail view for non-media folders.

Can anyone else confirm this behaviour please? Seems like a bug or an oversight at the very least.

As a workaround to minimize manually setting as many folder views, you could use this below to apply a folder view to all folders using the same template. Just don't apply to the same template "Gallery" is using.

 

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Custom self build
    CPU
    Intel i7-8700K 5 GHz
    Motherboard
    ASUS ROG Maximus XI Formula Z390
    Memory
    64 GB (4x16GB) G.SKILL TridentZ RGB DDR4 3600 MHz (F4-3600C18D-32GTZR)
    Graphics Card(s)
    ASUS ROG-STRIX-GTX1080TI-O11G-GAMING (11GB GDDR5X)
    Sound Card
    Integrated Digital Audio (S/PDIF)
    Monitor(s) Displays
    2 x Samsung Odyssey G75 27"
    Screen Resolution
    2560x1440
    Hard Drives
    1TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    4TB Samsung 990 PRO M.2,
    8TB WD MyCloudEX2Ultra NAS
    PSU
    Seasonic Prime Titanium 850W
    Case
    Thermaltake Core P3 wall mounted
    Cooling
    Corsair Hydro H115i
    Keyboard
    Logitech wireless K800
    Mouse
    Logitech MX Master 3
    Internet Speed
    1 Gbps Download and 35 Mbps Upload
    Browser
    Google Chrome
    Antivirus
    Microsoft Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
    Other Info
    Logitech Z625 speaker system,
    Logitech BRIO 4K Pro webcam,
    HP Color LaserJet Pro MFP M477fdn,
    APC SMART-UPS RT 1000 XL - SURT1000XLI,
    Galaxy S23 Plus phone
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    HP Spectre x360 2in1 14-eu0098nr (2024)
    CPU
    Intel Core Ultra 7 155H 4.8 GHz
    Memory
    16 GB LPDDR5x-7467 MHz
    Graphics card(s)
    Integrated Intel Arc
    Sound Card
    Poly Studio
    Monitor(s) Displays
    14" 2.8K OLED multitouch
    Screen Resolution
    2880 x 1800
    Hard Drives
    2 TB PCIe NVMe M.2 SSD
    Internet Speed
    Intel Wi-Fi 7 BE200 (2x2) and Bluetooth 5.4
    Browser
    Chrome and Edge
    Antivirus
    Windows Defender and Malwarebytes Premium
As a workaround to minimize manually setting as many folder views, you could use this below to apply a folder view to all folders using the same template. Just don't apply to the same template "Gallery" is using.


Thanks Brink. I'll try that but I am not sure it will work because the Gallery appears to use the General folder view and it is that one which I prefer to have display Medium icons sorted by Type for all non-media folders.

The weird thing is that I would have expected the Gallery to use the Pictures folder view but this doesn't seem to be the case. I'll play around with the folder views later and try and pinpoint what works okay. I think changing the Pictures/Videos/Documents/Downloads/Music folder views and apply the templates for all folders of that type works fine but not the General folder view.

That is why I was asking for confirmation on whether anyone else had come across this bug (or oversight) in the way the Gallery is designed.
 

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    Windows 11 Pro
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    PC/Desktop
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    Intel Core i5-13600KF
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    ASUS ROG Strix Z690-A Gaming Wi-Fi D4 (2204)
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    32 GB Corsair Vengeance LPX DDR4 3600 MHz (2 x 16 GB)
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    16 GB NVIDIA RTX 4080 Founders Edition
    Sound Card
    N/A
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    27" 1440p 165 Hz G-SYNC ASUS ROG PG279Q
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    2560x1440
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    4x 2 TB NVMe M.2 SSDs (Samsung 970 Pro Plus, Samsung 980 EVO, 2x Seagate FireCuda 520)
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    Corsair 850W RMe Series
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    CoolerMaster MasterBox TD500 Mesh ARGB Gaming Case
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    Corsair K70 RGB
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    Corsair M65 Elite RGB
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    920 Mb/sec
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    Microsoft Edge
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    Windows Defender
Thank you for the useful hacks to REG. I have been adding many.
Although you state, the above hack will work only >=Windows 11 build 23435,
I have 22631.2715, and this worked fine.
 

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    PC/Desktop
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    13th Gen Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-13700 2.10 GHz
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    ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC. PRIME B760-PLUS D4 (LGA1700
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    32 GB
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    NVIDIA Quadro P1000
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