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As per title, how do I reset all custom view setting for all folders that I previously set a custom view mode (icon/list/compact) for? I made a change to the Default View setting in Preferences and I want old folders to use that new setting.

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To delete those previously saved (per-folder) view preferences, delete the files in ~/.local/share/gvfs-metadata (Open your home folder and press Ctrl + H to show hidden files).

Next time you start Nautilus, all folders should use the view type you set in the preferences.

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  • Seems to work for the Nautilus-derived file manager Nemo of Cinnamon Desktop (e.g. Linux Mint) too. Yes, I am intentionally throwing in those search keywords here. – Jonas Feb 19 '18 at 19:46
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  1. Install dconf-tools

    sudo apt-get install dconf-tools
    
  2. Open dconf-editor by typing it in the dash.

  3. Then go to org --> gnome --> nautilus --> preferences and then change the value of default folder viewer to your desired settings. probable values are icon_view , compact_view, list_view.

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See if the result is as expected.

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