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Folder view settings

by RickG / April 28, 2005 10:48 AM PDT

I know, Mr. Profitt, it's been answered before...

XP home keeps reverting view folder options and won't "remember" "view / explorer bar / folders" even when "tools / folder options / apply to all folders" is approved, OK'd and blessed.

Reboot the system and the selections are gone...have another machine that won't remember local network IDs in the same way.

The C-NET eletter even had a special some months back on a keyboard/shutdown combination that helps set these radio buttons, but I didn't have time at the time to deal with it. Now, it's lost in the archives.

Is there a keyboard combo that writes to system registry so they are the same on startup?

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by Stan Chambers / April 28, 2005 1:28 PM PDT
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Personally, I've not found a method to stop this from happening. I've been using XP for about 4 years and the view in my pictures, my music, etc. changes randomly.
I just change it to the view that I prefer at the time.
I've read many posts about this, but not one definitive answer to the problem. The fixes that I've tried, simply do not work. I believe it to be just another Microsoftism, in a list of many.
You may be chasing a ghost. If you catch it, let us know.

Best of Luck

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by Oopio / April 28, 2005 2:39 PM PDT
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You've run out of "bags!!"
by trublubush / April 28, 2005 9:31 PM PDT
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The fact is: XP will "remember" up to 400 folder and Explorer view settings. After which, they begin to revert to Explorer default views, ...usually not in order.
Solution:
Step 1) Uncheck the /...'Apply to all folders' box. Step 2) Open the registry and go to
HKEY_Current_User
/Software/Microsoft/Windows/ShellNoRoam. Under this,
delete [1] "Bags" key, and then [2] "BagMRU" key.
Step 3) Close registry(and other programs) and reboot.
When your Desktop comes up, you need to reset all of your favorite Explorer and folder view settings. When you do that, XP will create new registry keys to replace the ones you just deleted. This will give you a brand new "Remember settings" stack which should last you for quite a while.

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