There are many things I like about Windows Vista. The OS's approach to folder views isn't one of them.
XP had it right: To change your default view in Windows Explorer and folder windows in Vista's predecessor, you just open a folder, change it to the view you prefer (for me, its View > Details), and click Tools > Folder Options > View > Apply to All Folders > Yes > OK.
If only things were that simple in Vista. XP's successor (I use the term lightly) has five different types of folders. Changing the view … Read more