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Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick

Q: Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick

I want to keep a "details" view in the recycle bin of Windows 7 Home Premium. I had no trouble doing that until a couple of days ago.

Now, the recycle bin wants to show "tiles" view. Always.

There is a dropdown list on the upper right of the recycle bin where you can choose the setting. That's the first place I looked and found it set to "tiles"---although I have always had details view until 2 days ago and certainly have not looked at that dropdown in at least 6 months.

If I set the dropdown to details, close the recycle bin, and immediately reopen it, the dropdown is set to tiles.

I remember going through recycle bin folder view hell on XP and I think Vista as well. Is this also a known issue on Windows 7 and does anyone have any suggestions?

The only thing I can recall that I have done to my system in the last few days is get the most recent 4 "important" Window updates.

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A: Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick

Strange. I just checked and the recycle bin folder view stays at details, even when closed and opened. And my computer has the latest updates.

1) Try the following.

Click on Start, type desktop icons into the search box, and then click Show or hide common icons on the desktop.

In the Desktop Icon Settings dialog box, clear the Recycle Bin check box, now select the Recycle Bin check box.

Click OK.

2) It may be a corrupted user profile.

http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/W...d-user-profile

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Hi, all. For years now I've accessed my Recycle Bin via its original system-supplied desktop icon and it comes up in Explorer with the settings I made years ago - List view, sort descending by Date Deleted. I just accessed it and it is now coming up Tiles view, ascending Name order and changing the settings does not stick. When I call up Explorer directly and click the Recycle Bin there, it displays according to my old settings - List view and descending Date Deleted. I'm assuming there must have been a system update that did this(?). Just wondering if anyone else has noticed this and, more importantly, does anyone know who to fix it?

I tried the suggestions here:
Recycle bin folder view settings will not stick
I tried all the types under "Optimize the folder for" but that didn't work. I think this may be a different situation anyway since the Recycle Bin when clicked in Explorer displays correctly and, thus, the settings are actually saved. It's just, for some reason, now, when the Recycle Bin is accessed via its desktop icon, it's not using the Explorer folder view settings assigned it. Would appreciate any insight. Thanks.

Update: Windows Update I did on 6/11/13 fixed this.

A:Recycle Bin folder view settings won't stick when accessed via desktop

If no one has a better idea I would setup a new user account and test with it. I use all the same settings as you do and have not run into this issue; yet. Personally I always install programs for all users and keep 2 user profiles with the exact settings just in case one gets corrupted. (I guess I need to get a life) LOL

PS. By any chance are you using folder redirection for My Documents?

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I want to have my recycle bin in "Details" view, sorted by date descending. I can set it fine but then 15-30 mins later when I open the recycle bin again, it has gone back to the regular, alphabetic list view. This automatic change of view doesn't happen for a little while since I can change the view, close the recycle bin, open it again and see that all is apparently well. I then leave it alone but some time later (hour+) when I open the recycle bin again, the view has reset again.
I am using XpSP3, I am the machine admin, I have run avira antivir and spybot with no success. Not sure if this is related, but I can't change my DEP (data execution prevention) settings either. I can open the DEP window (system > advanced > performance settings > DEP) and change things on it, but when I re-open it immediately, none of the changes have been saved/retained. The DEP program exceptions list just goes back to how it was, ignoring all my changes.
Thank you for trying to help.

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Hello all

I'm using IE11 on Windows 8.1 Pro x64.
I'm manually adding youtube.com to compatibility view settings and when I close IE and reopen it, the compatibility view settings list is empty.
Is there any way to add a website to compatibility view settings and that it will stick?
Is it a known issue?

Thanks

A:Windows 8.1 compatibility view settings won't stick

Hello Nickle,

Double check to make sure that you are not setting this while in a InPrivate browsing IE11 session. Anything you do in InPrivate browsing will not be remembered after closing the window.
Internet Explorer Compatibility View - Turn On or Off - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I can't seem to get the folder view out of "Thumbnail" view in certain program open/save dialog boxes. I keep having to change it back to list view every time I open the open or save dialogs, even during the same work session. I saw a post about this before but can't remember where. In Explorer and my computer, the folder views I set up are remembered. It just seems to happen in the open/save folder views.

~P.J.Farrauto

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I keep all of my folders in Large Icons view but sometimes they revert to 'Details' view on their own! How do I get them to stay in Large Icons view permanently?

A:Folder view settings changing after I select the view I want

Hello kidxp, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you can use the method in the tutorial below to set a default folder view for all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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I'm new to Windows 8.1 (from Win XP) and I've spent the last two weeks trawling through the forum picking up tips, so thank you to everyone for guiding me from total hysteria to (near) comfort!

I've created some folders on the desktop using right click >New>Folder and pasted a couple of program shortcuts into them. When closed each folder has a tiny footprint, but when left open the shortcuts are my ?productivity powerhouse?. Three of my XP folders are for secure MSAccess databases, each folder containing tens of shortcuts with unique command switches.

In File Explorer I like the Details view and visible Navigation pane, but in the desktop folders I like icons and to hide the unnecessary Navigation pane to make best use of real estate. I can live without icons but I've learnt they stick if I right click>Properties>Customize and ?Optimize this folder for: Videos?.

My problem is that I can't get the desktop folder attributes to behave independently of File Explorer. Hiding the Navigation pane in one also hides it in the others, and any manual sizing or position is inherited by the other.

Am I missing something obvious?

I've tried all sorts of approaches and my brain is so twisted I can't remember all of them, but the best solution (I've been able to find) is a taskbar toolbar. It's not what I'd call a fast and productive solution because toolbars don't stay open, but they are small and behave consistently.

Many thanks for any help.

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Hi all,

First of all, new here and I apologize if this is not the correct environment for my question.

As the title suggests, my problem is this: every time I rename a folder, Vista changes the folder view settings in that folder back to the default for that specific folder.

I have gone through the tutorials in this forum about making Vista always remember the current folder settings. That is not my issue. An example of what I mean: Let us say I have a folder named "Music" and the folder view settings are set to 'Music Details'. Fine. But let us now say that I also want to show the bit rates and/or the length of the songs. 'Music Details' does not have this by default, so I right-click and at the bar (tab? menu?) and choose to show them. So far so good, and my settings are always there. However, if I change the folder name to something else, the view settings revert back to the original 'Music Details'.

Is there a way of stopping this from happening? I often change folder names and/or move them around, and it is annoying to always have to add/remove what I want from the view settings.

Thanks.

A:Keep folder view settings after renaming folder

Hello Quantum, and welcome to Vista Forums.

The Disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery for Templates section in METHOD TWO of the tutorial below should may be able to stop this for you, but it does involve resetting all folder view settings. You have to set the folder views to how you want them afterwards.

Windows Explorer Folder View settings

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi, i have setup view in my documents by moving the divider that shows the size etc,but everytime i go back to my documents i have to set it up again? why can't it remember? thanks riptorn

A:Folder View Settings

Ok , set the folder to the size you want then go to organize, folder and search options, click the view tab and click apply to folders button, you may have to do this a few times in different folders, im sure there is a way to set it for this type of folder type ,will have a look.

heres brinks tutorial he explains it better.
http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html

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1) In tools/Folder Options I always keep a check at "yes" for View/Remember Each Folder's View Settings.

2) I have read and used MS ARtilce 813711 which is at C:\Documents and Settings\Administrator\Desktop\FOLDER OPTIONS 2_files\FOLDER OPTIONS 2.htm.

3) I have changed the built in folder limit from 400 to 4000. Nevertheless, the folders almost always open in List View .

This is XP Pro SP2. I have been working on this for more than a year and it drives me crazy, especially when I am doing repetitive tasks like uploading photos to a website or moving files from one place to another. Any help welcome.
 

A:Folder View won't keep settings

there is a button that says "Apply to All Folders" click that, then Apply (at bottom), then ok.

sorry if you've already tried this, just a suggestion.
 

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I hope you can help me with a problem that is starting to boil my p*ss

I'm running XP Pro and I like to have folders in different views - some in list view som in thumbnails some in groups, you get the idea. Anyway for some reason XP thinks I want all my folders to be viewed the same, i.e. Tiles, sorted by name, not in groups. Not good.

Yes, I have the little box ticked next to "remember each folders view settings" but it won't. And I didn't push the "Apply to all folders" button.

Anyone know of a proggy to solve this or a registry hack or whatever. This is like a steering wheel down the pants - It's driving me nuts!!!
 

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I just got windows 7 a few weeks ago and wanted to know if it remembers the folder views as well as xp ? When i had vista and i would configure all my folders,the sizes of the folders and the icons inside would rearrange and get all disconfiguered again.Like if i set some folders with medium icons some of them would become small icons..Also thumbnails pictures would dissapear and be replaced by some other pictures than the ones you originally customized..Has this problem been fixed in windows 7 ?

A:folder view settings

Hi Gbp007.

Windows 7 has this problem pretty much resolved and the applications of new views and settings work very well indeed.

Have a look at the following tutorial which should provide you with all the information you require: Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps.

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Open a folder. Go to the tools menu, then go to the view menu.

One of the boxes down on the list, says Remember Each folders View settings.
I have that checked.

HOWEVER, after I shut off the computer, and sometimes after I have ran any number of programs, all my folders reset to Icon view. Something is wrong with the system as it is not saving each folders view setting. Could this be due to a virus, or a corrupt entry in the registery file?

Any help appreacated..
 

A:xp folder view settings not being saved

It could be due to a virus, but most likely Windows files have become corrupt, or deleted accidentally. This issue usually refers to the explorer.exe file in C:\Windows.

If that file is corrupt, then you can do either of the following:

(only do number 2 if number 1 did not work)

1. CHKDSK:

TO RUN A CHKDSK:

1.Click the Start Button
2.Type cmd.exe
3.At the command prompt type chkdsk /f
4.If the prompt asks you to schedule at system restart hit 'y' on keyboard and hit enter.
5.Restart computer
6.Windows will fix all disk errors.

*NOTE* This may not solve the problem in all cases.

2. SFC /SCANNOW:

To run a sfc /scannow:

1. Gather you OS installation disc
2. Start --> run --> type sfc /scannow
3. When Windows asks for the OS install disc, intsert it and select retry
4. When complete, Windows has fixed and restored any missing or corrupt files from the installation CD-ROM
5. Reboot.
 

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When I change the display view to large icons for example and I come back and it is reset to details view
It doesn't save my settings it's really frustrating

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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit, Service Pack 2

A strange and frustrating thing is happening with my Windows Vista folders. When I change the settings, (position / size, view, layout, etc?) of one folder, the settings of a different folder changes in the same way. And if I change the other folder?s settings, the first folder?s settings change in the same way. It?s as if the folder?s saved settings are somehow linked ? as if Vista is treating them as the same folder. If I change the name of one of the folders, they are no longer linked, but they become linked to different folders instead!

This is happening to a number of folders, where two different folder?s saved settings are being linked. I?ve even noticed three different folders settings being linked together in this way.

In Folder Options/View, I have, ?Remember each folder?s view settings?, checked. That didn?t help. (In fact, it seems to remember the settings even when it?s unchecked. And the folders that are linked together still change each others settings in the same way.)

In Folder Options/View, I?ve tried the, ?Reset Folders?, and, ?Apply to Folders?, buttons. That didn?t help.

In Folder Options/View, under, ?Managing pairs of Web pages and folders?, I checked, ?Show both parts and manage them individually?. That didn?t help.

I edited the registry to disable, ?Automatic Folder Type Discovery?. That didn?t help.

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A:Two different folder's view settings have become linked

I think I found a solution that seems to have worked. I don?t know what caused the problem in the first place, so I don?t know if this solution will be permanent. For anyone else who has this problem, I hope this solution works for you:

Use:
METHOD TWO
Reset All Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html

After doing steps 1 to 8 in OPTION ONE (automatic method), I skipped down to step 29 in OPTION TWO (manual method), (as instructed in step 8 of OPTION ONE) I did steps 29 to 32. I found steps 33 - 35 confusing. I skipped them, but the problem seems to have been fixed anyway, so you may not have to do past step 32.
 

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I change view to large icons i come back and it is reset to details view......

A:Folder view settings not saving !

Right click a blank place in the folder and select properties and the Customize tab. Then pick Optimize this folder and choose one you like, Apply.

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Hey guys,

Is there any way to make a reg file that I can tweak ALL the windows explorer views to show just the following: Name | Size | Date modified

Windows drives me crazy with it's "defaults" for various views.

Any help appreciated.

A:Folder view Reg file for settings

You could just arrange it as you like, once for each type (there are only 5 types), and after changing each file type, navigate to Folder Options\View and click on the Apply to Folders 'button' (bar, actually). This will change the folder views for all folders of that type to the settings you specify.

The file types are: General, Documents, Pictures, Music and Video.


Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders


James

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Hi, some certain folders' view settings keep resetting to the default view setting. I set the view settings back to how I want them, and they keep resetting randomly. Why is this happening?

A:Folder View Settings Keep Resetting

What do I need to do so this can never happen again?

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I have edited the registry as recommended by several tech websites ( checked "remember folder view", edit the registry to increase "BagMRU Size", used TweakUI, etc)..... NOTHING works!
I just want my default folder view to be "details", and a few exceptions, such as "My Pictures" to be "thunbnails",the "controll panel to be "icons", etc.
I have gone so far as to load a new copy of XP on a freshly formated hard drive.(this is a fresh install.) I am so frustrated by this "quirk", I would even consider installing a program to do what XP should but won't,if I could find one!
Judging by the amount of advise on the internet, this is not an uncommon problem.
PLEASE HELP!

Thanks in advance for any help. ...Budtugilli

A:Is there ANY way to have Win Xp Pro remember it's folder view settings??

Have you gone to tools->folder options, clicked on the view tab and hit "apply to all folders"? Also make sure that you don't use any disk cleaners like CCleaner which (depending on the options you enable) can reset folder views to the default which is not what you want.

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Hello. I recently have a problem with keeping folder settings intact. I want my folders organized a certain way such as thumbnails or tiles, auto-arranged, maximized window view, etc. However they keep reverting back to some setting, even though the folder options is set to remember each folder's view settings.

Malwarebytes has already cleared any malicious items, most notably the Trojan.Zaccess. It's likely the one responsible for causing the annoyance of the folders resetting to a particular configuration. First time it happened was on Jul 8. Then again today. MB was able to clear it on both days and I made the necessary changes to the registry keys as pointed out by solutions I found on the Internet. They primarily deal with the following directories:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags

I was able to successfully remedy the problem the first time but not the second time. Perhaps I am missing something? Help would be much appreciated. Thanks.

A:Windows XP 32-Bit: Folder View Settings

If i guess right,you should have this auto arrange problem with desktop icons too?

There is currently no working fix available for this one.Most of them fails (including new user account)

Do you have a previous restore point before you were infected and folder settings worked?

Also you may still be infected.Malwarebytes cannot completely remove this rootkit.

Let me know

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These tutorials:
Windows Explorer Folder View settings
Folder Options
Windows Explorer - Folder Type Templates
Shortcut Default Open Window Size

..all gone through now but I'm STILL having the same problem I've spent 48 straight painful hours trying to solve. I beg you to solve this for me. I'm losing my mind!

I've googled every forum there is, all with the same result: Lot's of threads with the same question, though no solutions that work for me. I am losing it and I really hope this forum can help me fix this setting in Vista.

I got a Dell XPS M1530, running Vista Ultimate 32bit.

I can see many explain the same problem. You open a window in Vista such as "My pictures" or what ever, and the window that opens open in a non maximized state (800x600 or something I think I could read here somewhere). For me the best example I can give is when I open a folder going through the start menu (for example accessories, Administrative tools, Games etc.), everything I click is opened in a small window (unless I've been there before and maximized it manually and closing it so Vista remembers it so that next time it's maximized. Oh, that’s great right? Well problem is there are thousands of folders and such in a computer and I do NOT want to have to do that every single time. Every time there's a new folder I haven’t opened before and I open it for the first time, I have to maximize it. Every single time…..I am going crazy!

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A:Windows Explorer Folder View settings

No reply's yet.....Am I the only one bugged with the fact that the windows don't open maximized? Am I the wierd one all alone hating this, and in fact it's not changeable?

Man I hope I don't have to force my self to accept this issue.....

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WINDOWS VISTA FOLDER VIEW
Approximately 6 year old computer with Vista home premium, never connected to the internet.
Has been in to the shop to have DVD/RW drive and mother board replaced.
Since then I have been completed frustrated in trying to re-establish the folder views the way I like them.
 
Previously, what I had & desire in picture & video folders was:
 
icons in the main frame, thumbnails in the details pane.
 
None of the folder options settings seem to do this consistently.
And when I do make changes that do what I wish, they seem to change back at random
THIS SETTING:
 
Advanced settings:
 
Files and folders
NO        Always show icons, never thumbnails
NO        Always show menus
YES      Display file icon on thumbnails
YES      Display file size information in folder tips
YES      Display simple folder view in Navigation pane
 
Hidden files and folders
 YES     Do not show
 No       Show hidden
YES     Hide extensions
YES     Hide protected operating system file

will give me what I want momentarily, but after clicking
 
APPLY TO FOLDERS
and closing the folder, the previous setting, which is:
 
icons in the main window and icons in the detail pane
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I have a flash drive and in it I have folders. (My default folder settings in windows xp is icon view). I want certain folders to be viewed as details. When I change the setting to details it changes but the change doesn’t stick after I exit that particular folder if I go back the settings is once again in an icon view. How do I make changes in the flash drive so that the folder view settings are remembered?
 

A:Flash Drive Folder View Settings?

I think this should work. Start by opening any folder (it would recommend that you use one of the flash drive). Switch to detailed view. Then go to Tools > Folder Options. Click on the View tab. Then click on the "Apply to All Folders" button. This should resolve the problem. Please let me know if it works.

Note: Your settings won't be saved on the flash drive. They will only be saved on the computer. Therefore, when you go to a friend's computer you will probably not see the detailed view as default, unless he has also set it the way you will.
 

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I recently installed an old game. I'm running Win 7 Pro x64 and the game was for XP. I messed with the compatibility settings and I think something went wrong. The folder icons have changed everywhere but on the desktop. The desktop shows the regular aero styled icons. Everywhere else the folder icons are some dumbed-down picture that looks low tech even for XP. Its bright yellow and has no 3D effects. To make it even more frustrating, it only does this when the view is set to details, list, or small icons, which are the only views I ever use. What button did I push and how can I fix this?

A:My folder view settings have changed. How do I put them back?

Welcome to SF, half33k,

Please read the following tutorial, courtesy of Brink...

User Folders - Restore Default Icon

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using windows xp home edition on laptop - refuses to remember folder views, although repeatedly I have unchecked and rechecked the box in folder options that says "remember each folders view settings" in an attempt to "reboot" that feature, but my folders keep reverting back to a standard view setting. I keep resetting the folder view the way I want it and it continually refuses to retain it, very frustrating! Any advice appreciated.
 

A:Solved: won't remember folder view settings!

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Hi, I have a Vista and recently it started to "forget" my custom folder view settings. Whereas until recently it remembered the icon size I set for each folder as well as the order, now it changes the size and order very often, especially the size. Sometimes it'll make the icons the biggest size or it'll make it a list when I set the size to be somewhere in between the two. Also, in the Task Manager in "select columns" I made the "Command Line" column visible, but sometimes Windows forgets that as well and I have to check it once again because it disappeared.

I think that these things started after I pressed "Reset folders" in the "Folder options", and since then it keeps on reverting back, even though I change icons sizes and I don't reset the folder options again, I only did it once. And the reason why I reset the folder options to begin with, is because of another weird thing that happened, which is that when I'd open folders, the icons started to appear with the icon names being invisible, and I tried fixing that by changing the view option while pressing "Shift" or "control" (I forget which at the moment) which helped temporarily, but it kept reverting back eventually which is why I pressed "Reset folder" after which the text stopped appearing invisible, but now this problem of the size constantly changing started.

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A:Windows forgets folder view settings

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Microsoft Windows Vista Ultimate 64-bit, Service Pack 2

A strange and frustrating thing is happening with my Windows Vista folders. When I change the settings, (position / size, view, layout, etc…) of one folder, the settings of a different folder changes in the same way. And if I change the other folder’s settings, the first folder’s settings change in the same way. It’s as if the folder’s saved settings are somehow linked — as if Vista is treating them as the same folder. If I change the name of one of the folders, they are no longer linked, but they become linked to different folders instead!

This is happening to a number of folders, where two different folder’s saved settings are being linked. I’ve even noticed three different folders settings being linked together in this way.

In Folder Options/View, I have, ‘Remember each folder’s view settings’, checked. That didn’t help. (In fact, it seems to remember the settings even when it’s unchecked. And the folders that are linked together still change each others settings in the same way.)

In Folder Options/View, I’ve tried the, ‘Reset Folders’, and, ‘Apply to Folders’, buttons. That didn’t help.

In Folder Options/View, under, ‘Managing pairs of Web pages and folders’, I checked, ‘Show both parts and manage them individually’. That didn’t help.

I edited the registry to disable, ‘Automatic Folder Type Discovery’. That didn’t help.

I have never come across a software problem that I couldn’t fi... Read more

A:Solved: Two different folder's view settings have become linked.

I think I found a solution that seems to have worked. I don’t know what caused the problem in the first place, so I don’t know if this solution will be permanent. For anyone else who has this problem, I hope this solution works for you:

Use:
METHOD TWO
Reset All Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember

http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html

After doing steps 1 to 8 in OPTION ONE (automatic method), I skipped down to step 29 in OPTION TWO (manual method), (as instructed in step 8 of OPTION ONE) I did steps 29 to 32. I found steps 33 - 35 confusing. I skipped them, but the problem seems to have been fixed anyway, so you may not have to do past step 32.
 

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Hi, what I have to do in order for all my folders to open in a specific size all the time?? I tried by selecting "remember each folder's view settings" and apply to all folders selection under the folder options but that do not work. Is their a setting that I'm missing? thanks..................

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Hi, is there a way to set a folders options like viewing icons and having all the subfolders inherit those settings? I know I can go to organize, folder and search options, view and then apply to folders...but I don't want ALL folders with this view, just this folder and subfolders.

A:Changing folder view settings to subfolders only?

You can right-click on the main folder and chose (Properties_Customize)_Optimize this folder for": Chose between the five options...Also check the (Apply this template to all subfolders).

This will change just that one folder and all other subfolders.

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I am running Windows 8.1 64bits.
Since some time I face two problems which seem to be linked.
1/ When I change the view settings for a folder, they are not saved after I close the folder window.
2/ When I change the size and position of the folder window, those are not saved after I close the window.
I am sure this used to work properly, but I cannot remember which event may have created this issue.
Can someone help ?
Thank you in advance

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Problem on my wife's computer.

This is a recent phenomena, all was well until a few days ago.

she/I am unable to get folders to open in their own window even though the "Options" setting says they should.

I have followed the instructions (3 times) detailed here, but nothing helps.

Any other suggestions?

Thanks

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Something I made after I lost my folder view settings again

Hi everyone

After months of struggling with the problem of the folder view settings in Vista,
I found the solution in this forum,
suggested by Shawn aka Brink, a guy whom I greatly admire and respect.
Unfortunately, it did not last.
After the installation of software for a product of D-Link, all my settings were gone.
Running the Registry tweak again (which brought the solution), did not solve it.
Nothing seemed to help to get my folder view settings back.
Neither a Restore Point or a Registry backup could repair the damage.
All my Folder view settings were gone after every reboot of my PC.
Well, I had enough of Vista's unwillingness to remember folder view settings.
The solution I found, was to export the Bags (from the Registry),
in which the folder view settings are stored,
converting them to an executable, and to place them in the Startup folder.
In this way the settings are written to the Registry after logging on to the desktop.
The only drawback is, that after each new folder view settings that you create,
you need to export a new Registry file, convert it to an EXE,
and place it in the startup folder (after removing the previous one).
For me, still better than to set back manually more than one hundred folder view settings, after booting.
I've created two tools to export the Bags from the Registry, with the current date in the filename.
One is for Vista ( exports to desktop ), the other for XP ( expor... Read more

A:Save and restore folder view settings

Well done Sweet on making another excellent tool! I would rep you, but I just did so for your last tool

As much as I'd like to help you out, I don't want to test a Vista registry tool on Windows 7

Tom

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Hi,
I am trying to set a default view for all folders, such that when I change the view in an explorer window, it will only take effect for the current explorer window, and will not be saved. Or even better, let me choose when I want to save a view setting as default for the current folder. I do not want to keep resetting my folder view. In Windows 98/XP it was possible. Thanks.
Regards,
p1999

A:Disable remembering folder view settings

Hello p1999, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set a default folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am using Windows 2000 in a Sager Notebook. My hard disk was formatted for insoluble problems. At some point during the re-installation of software, the "remember each file's setting" in Folder View was lost. I didn't know when it happened. I've checked the "remember..." box and reset defaults and then tried it - nothing has worked.

Previous advice here has been for XP and screens specifically say that the procedures advised apply to Server 2003 and XP.

Can anyone help me with something for Windows 2000 (SP4)?
 

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Hello, Everyone

Windows 8.1 Each folder view settings not saved what i can do.I

want different view settings in each folder likes folder 1 i want large thumbnails & folder 2 small
What i can do to resolve the issue thanks in advanced.

A:windows 8.1 folder view settings not saved

Hello Sachin, and welcome to Eight Forums.

If this is in a library and not a folder, then all added folders will share the same folder view in the library.

You might see if resetting all folder views back to default may help.

Folder View Settings - Reset to Default in Windows 8

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I have an external harddrive that of which I keep all my files on.
It contains a huge network of folders, which help organize my files.
Thing is, I want all these folders to be sized and arranged just how I want them to be.
But, with windows saving these settings to the registry, is there a way for me
to export the customized folder view settings for this harddrive, to use if my system
somehow manages to reset these settings, or use on other PC's?
Be it a registry file or executable/batch file, anything that will solve this problem.

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Hello,

So here's my problem when I start my laptop the wallpaper is black and never uses the wallpaper i have saved. The real problem I'm having is in Explorer windows, when I change the display "icon size" or "sort by" settings they go back to default once I reopen the folder again. For example in my "Music" folder I'll have them sorted out by artist then when I leave and come back to the "Music" folder it's no longer sorted by artist. But 1 outta 10 times when i start my laptop I can change the folder view and it saves like it used to before but this happens rarely.

Any help please?

A:Windows 7 doesn't save folder view settings

This batch file from the tutorial should set them back to the default. Then when you customize them Explorer should remember the customizations for awhile. It seems nothing forces Explorer to remember for very long. A work-around rather than a fix.

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My Windows 8.1 64 bit started forgetting the view settings from a folder.So if I go in a folder and I set it to List-View for example,whenever I close that folder and I reopen it the view is set automatically to Details view.And this applies to every folder in my computer except Desktop.It drives me crazy,especially in my pictures folders.
Also with this problem another one came.I can't set a program to open some files,so the file associations for some files is broken.For example i can't set qTorrent to open torrent files.It just won't open them and the files apear as white documents just like I hadn't had a Torrent program installed already.I find it weird that both problems appeared together.
I previously had to reinstall windows on my machine,because of this problems.It worked normal at the begging,but today these problems appeared again.
I tried scanning SFC Scan with no result.
I hope I will get a fix here.
Thanks.

A:Problems with Folder view settings and file association in

The file associations info is all in the Registry. If you have a Restore Point from when this was working, using that should fix it. If you don't have a Restore Point or image backup then I would make a Restore Point, so you can get back to current state, then try things like reinstall the Torrent client. If that doesn't help you could try CCleaner Registry fix. As last resort you may try set default file associations from Tutorials section.

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I recently did a fresh install of Win 2k and shortly after Windows Explorer stopped saving its own view settings. Other programs start up with their windows properly saved,
but Windows Explorer doesn't. At first it opened full expanded, taking up the whole screen. The "Remember each folder's view settings" box was checked by default and I
hadn't change the default setting when the problem began. After a week of this glitch behavior, Windows Explorer spontaneously started opening in a window taking up about
half the screen and still does so.

Using a hard close with CTRL key and the Close command does not work. I think something in the Registry is corrupted. I run Registry Mechanic every day but it hasn't
helped. Is there a way to edit the Registry to get the settings to be freshly rewritten?
Thanks,
Neuronjockey
Thanks,
Neuronjockey
 

A:Windows Explorer does not remember folder view settings

You may have to do a repair-install of Windows 2000

http://www.windowsreinstall.com/

Look under Windows 2000 and you will find information on the repair-install.
 

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Greetings.
This is my first time on the forum, and I'd like to ask for some help.
Until today, I was browsing through my folders normally. No changed settings, no forgotten ones, and then the problem arrived.
While saving some files, I realized that the settings of my folder views in the explorer window have changed to arrange folders to "Modified" instead of "Name". In this case, I tried to save something in a folder named "Images":

So I decide to try and change them back to the old setting:

It worked for that moment while I saved the file, however when I try to view folders in the same explorer again, it reverts to old settings:

I also noticed that the icons for my drives on PC are arranged not by name, but by free space available, and same thing as above happens when I try to revert settings:

To note: I'm using Windows XP Service Pack 2. This only happens when I use the explorer from other applications like Firefox, IE, Photoshop etc...all programs and applications which use folder browsing, while browsing the folders through My Computer, My Documents etc. seems to work alright. Any ideas what might be the issue?
 

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I've been reading up on applying Folder View settings to either All Folders or all folders of the same type, but neither of those is quite what I'm looking for.

Specifically, I'd like to write my own utility that reads the folder view settings for any given folder (I assume from the registry), and give that view a name. Then I'd like my program to be able to apply any of my newly named views to any other folder. I particularly want to add an "Apply to Subfolders" feature to this utility.

I'm not looking to distribute this; just for my own personal OCD satisfaction, so I don't mind if it ends up being a kludgy solution.

To that end, I have only two questions, really:

Let's say I have a folder under my documents named "Test" with a bunch of random files of all types in it: Some pictures, some video, some audio, and a bunch of text files. Let's further say I customize the folder view settings for this one folder to be like old-school DOS: Details view showing FileName, Size, Type, Date Modified. Plus I set up the column widths to be "just so."

Windows remembers my settings for this one folder. If I can find them, and read/write them, I can realize my dream of managing my own folder views.

So question #1 is: Where are one-off custom folder view settings stored?

I believe Windows inexplicably holds two different view settings for any given folder under a special folder. For example, If I open "Documents" from the start menu and open t... Read more

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So I've been living with this problem for about seven years at this point, and it's finally gotten so bad that I just can't take it anymore.

I view a lot of image files (I'm a photographer), and I tend to do so in Explorer in thumbnail view. Which works just fine, most of the time. However, after a day or two of going into this folder, that folder and setting them to thumbnail view, I'll open up some other random folder -- My Documents, for example, or My Computer, or literally anything else -- and they'll be set to thumbnail view. And it's not just thumbnail view: If I set a bunch of folders to list view, eventually I'll open up some other unrelated folder and it'll be set to list view.

Thus far, my only solution has been to go into Tools > Folder Options... > View and click "Reset All Folders." That USUALLY works; everything gets set back to Large Icon view and I can go on about my business for another few days/hours. When "Reset All Folders" doesn't work for me (something that's been happening more frequently as time goes on), what I end up doing is setting whatever folder I'm looking at back to Large Icon view, and then going to Tools > Folder Options... > View and clicking "Like Current Folder."

As of about a week ago, this problem has become near-unbearable. I haven't even been working on images or setting lots of folders to this view or that, but the system jus... Read more

A:Windows Explorer constantly resets folder view settings

Try reading this:

http://searchwinit.techtarget.com/tip/0,289483,sid1_gci950865,00.html?FromTaxonomy=%2Fpr%2F5e3
 

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Hi, I was wondering if there's a way to stop Vista from changing my folder's view settings?

Pretty much, I want every folder ever to have the standard Size, Type, and Date Modified bars at the top, with Sort By Type selected. Also, with the View mode set to details.

However, Windows Vista keeps changing the settings on me. So every few days, or some other random amount of time, I have to right click on a folder, go to Properties, Customize, change the folder view back to "All Items" (aka Size/Type/Date Modified), because it'll change it to Pictures and Videos, or whatever.

Also, it'll often change the View setting from details to large icons if there are a lot of pictures in a folder.

Even more frightening, Vista's crazy view settings even seem to be effecting programs. Whenever I click "save image" or "save file" in Mozilla Firefox, it'll sometimes change the view settings on that too. Same with the browse in Adobe Photoshop. I just want the details, Date Modified / Type / Size, not "date taken", "dimensions", etc with large icons.

How do I stop this? Thanks.

Also, for the record, I made a similar topic back in September, but nothing has stopped it. It's horrifying.
 

A:How to make Vista stop changing my folder view settings?

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It keeps reverting back to details view and sort by name.

Nothing seems to affect the view settings on the optical drive. I switched from General to Music to Videos and the view settings stay the same.

Is this a bug with Windows 7?

A:Windows 7 does not remember optical drive folder view settings

Hello 0pTicaL,

You should be able to change your folder views and template to what you like, but the folder views and template for removable media are not remembered by Windows once the removable media has been removed, disconnected, or turned off.

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In a newly installed Win XP sp3, or in an existing XP installation, I can change a folder view attributes, go to Tools -> Folder Options -> View tab and with "Remember each folder's settings" checked I can click on [Apply to All Folders] and [OK] that. Windows, after that will open any folder in the same attrib, say Details, and a given size, and it will remember its location. The big exception that is very annoying, when I create a new folder (and I am always creating a temp folders for special file moving/copying/separating operations) the new folder opens into the default size of 600x800. Yes if I can adjust the size, Windows will remember it, but this temp folder is deleted when I am done and the next new one opens with the default size again. What is more tiresome is that I move from computer to another several times a day in my work. I carry with me some basic files on a CD and on flash drive. Each time I open one of these, YES you guest it, Windows will open it in the default viewing size of 600x800 (irrelevant to display res). I have tried searching the web, ran into many people wanting the same, no one so far has any answer. Yes there TSR programs like Autosizer that will control a Class-size or individual size, but this mean installing this program, and configuring it, on every computer and taking away a piece of RAM.
I have looked into some registry Keys such as "Most Recent Use" MRU & BagMRU & Bags in the following keys;
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Hello. I recently followed all the steps in the How to Reset Windows Explorer Folder View Settings to Make Vista Remember tutorial (using REGEDIT) to fix the problem of Windows not remembering the window sizes and positions upon closing them. It helped alot, but I still have one problem: When I use the internet explorer Favorites shortcuts found under Start, the windows open shifted to the right as if another internet explorer window is already open (when there is none open). If I don't manually move the window back to the left before closing it, all subsequent internet explorer windows open in that shifted position. Can this be fixed?

Thank you in advance for your help.

A:"Folder View Settings" tutorial helped, but...

Hmmm...2 weeks and not a single reply. I must have stumped you or bored you all to death. Sorry to bother you.

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