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Cannot keep "thumbnails" as default folder viewing option

by vbboarder / May 27, 2007 10:24 AM PDT

Running XP Home, Version 2002, SP2

All my folders are set to thumbnail in windows explorer, but when I go to send a picture on msn or open in another application the pictures are in list view.

This requires an extra step to view the thumbnail, having to go to "view menu" then check thumbnails to preview files before opening/sending.

I have scoured the internet for a solution, to no avail.

Anyone be so kind as to lend any expertise on the issue?

Thank you.

(Screenshots below)

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I suspect
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / May 27, 2007 10:52 PM PDT

this is a default setting for the "Open File" dialogue window that appears whenever you click File > Open, or try to insert or attach a file in an email for instance.

The setting is most likely held in XP's registry, and is not one that can be customised easily. However perhaps others here will have ideas or methods for changing this default.


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it's funny
by vbboarder / May 28, 2007 3:24 AM PDT
In reply to: I suspect

as I am relatively competent regarding computers, but this one tiny issue has me befuddled.

Yes, an example would be when attaching pictures to an email, I go into the folder that is set for thumbnail view default and I still see the list view, instead of thumbnail view.

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posted on a weekend...
by vbboarder / May 30, 2007 3:41 AM PDT
In reply to: it's funny

was hoping someone might have some insight, thank you for your time.

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