Richard, Go to the link below and under the letter "F" scroll down to "Folder Views - Keep Settings" where you'll find several possible solutions.
I am using Windows XP Professional. My folder views options ("Details, "Icons," etc.) do not seem to be working. When I right click on the My Computer icon on my desktop and choose Explore, I would like to see a "Details" list of my folders and files in that window, for example in my C: drive. In contrast, I have some folders on my desktop and would like to see the files in those folders represented by "Icons." It was working this way unitl a few days ago when all folders (Explore and folders on desktop) seem to revert to the last choice I make with My Computer>View - then choosing "Icons" or "Details " To try to correct this problem, I then went to My Computer>Tools>Folder Options>View Tab and changed various settings, such as "Reset all folders" and "Apply to All Folders" with the, "Remember each folder's view settings" box checked. Nothing seemed to work. The "Remember each folder's view settings," box currently is checked. Still, if I set one of the folders views on my dekstop to "Icons," then go to "Explore" and set the view in that window to "Details," then the folder on my desktop has its view changed to "Details." It's as though the "Remember each folder's viww settings" is not working and the view for all folders (for folders on the desktop and in My computer) reverts to the last view setting I used.
How can I get the folders on my dekstop to show iocns when I open it, while having the folders in my "Explore" window show "Details," when I open it, given the "Remember each folder's view settings," does not seem to be working?