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Folder Options in Windows XP

by kozy / July 7, 2004 12:57 AM PDT

When I go to Control Panel - Folder Options - View, I cannot select the option 'Apply to All Folders'. It is grayed out.

Anyone have any ideas??

My user option is an Administator.

Thank you.

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Re: Folder Options in Windows XP
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / July 7, 2004 2:18 AM PDT

Do try this question in the XP Forum.

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Apply to All Folders is grayed out - Work Around
by ibsky / January 12, 2005 11:45 AM PST

In Windows XP when I go to Control Panel and then Folder Options, the Apply to All Folders button is grayed out. Generally one is thus stuck with the icon view.

However, if I go to Control Panel and then TOOLS and then Folder Options the Apply to All Folders button is NOT grayed out.

There is a Microsoft article discussing some kind of problem in this area when two Explorer programs are open so this seems to be a XP bug.

This problem has been driving me crazy and I could not find any solution posted so I am happy if this helps out others.

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