Change Folder Type?


Pocah

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Changing folder types in Win 11 has no effect.

If I right click on a folder, select customize, and select an item from "what kind of folder do you want" and then Apply, nothing seems to happen and it seems to remain set to "general"
 

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    12700
    Memory
    32gb
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Berton

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Maybe no solution but just a guess, does the folder or folders contain a mix of file types?

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System One System Two

  • OS
    Win11 Pro RTM
    Computer type
    Laptop
    Manufacturer/Model
    Dell Vostro 3400
    CPU
    Intel Core i5
    Memory
    8GB
    Hard Drives
    256GB SSD NVMe
  • Operating System
    Windows 11 Pro RTM x64
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    PC/Desktop
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    Dell Vostro 5890
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    Intel Core i5
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    16GB
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Pocah

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Hello and thanks for the answer.
No, they just contain photos.
I think the problem is ownership. Although I am an admin, it seems I can't change the attributes of files because I don't own them.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    12700
    Memory
    32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    3070ti
    Sound Card
    -
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1600, 2560x1080

Pocah

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Yep. That's it. I took ownership and now am able to change the folder types.
 

My Computer

System One

  • OS
    Win 11
    Computer type
    PC/Desktop
    CPU
    12700
    Memory
    32gb
    Graphics Card(s)
    3070ti
    Sound Card
    -
    Screen Resolution
    3840x1600, 2560x1080
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