Changing the default view for CDs


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I'd like to find out how to change the view that opens when a CD is inserted in the drive and you don't want autoplay, you just want to look at the file list. Currently the view shows NAME, TYPE, SIZE, and DATE MODIFIED. I want to see the bit rate too. I can change it for the window I'm looking at and it will show me the bit rate, but after I go to view/options and set that view for all folders of that type, the very next folder I open does not have the bit rate column. It refused to let me make the view I want stick when the window is to a CD/DVD player drive.

Somewhere in the bowels of the machine the four columns it does show must be set as instructions on what to show when a CD's file list is shown. Can I access those instructions and modify them?
 
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To be honest, I've never seen the bitrate of .cda file until it's been ripped.
CD's are always 1411Kbps anyway.
 

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These CDs don't have .cda files. They have mp3s.
 

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I see the same issue on Windows 11 using any removable media, such as SD cards, USB flash drives, and CD-RW drives.

If the removable media only contains files at the root, there is no issue. The folder type can be set and it sticks. But if the media contains folders, the folder type cannot be set for those folders in any way so that it actually sticks.

The issue can even be replicated in the Downloads folder. I found that I could not successfully set the folder type for a folder within the Downloads folder, but could for a folder within any other internal drive folder, such as Documents or Pictures.

Edit: Upon further testing, I'm seeing this issue all over the place. It's not restricted to removable media by any means. I tested on four different Windows 11 machines. It's hard to believe Microsoft let this slip through and, apparently, is still oblivious.

I plan to report this issue via the feedback hub. I suggest you do the same. The more people that make noise about it, the sooner it will get fixed.
 
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