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Formatting Folders & Deleting files

by muzz57 / October 14, 2009 11:57 AM PDT

I am fairly adept at using computers but these 2 minor, fiddly issues have me stumped.
Using Windows XP.

I use Windows Classic Format to view all my folders. I then format the subfolders ( and their subfolders) to view Thumbnails or Lists etc. and I cascade my folders and set the viewing size. However, if for example, I change the name of a folder or move it, all the subfolders revert back to default settings and I have to reset them all again. How can I get them to stay as I set them?

Second, I sometimes have trouble deleting some media files. The error message states that 'file can not be deleted as another program is using the file - close this program and try again'. I have closed all other programs including P2P etc but I keep getting the same error. It only occurs on some files, not all, I have copied the file and the copy will delete. I have tried changing the format or renaming but nothing works.

Please help.


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On the first one
by Jimmy Greystone / October 15, 2009 1:38 AM PDT

On the first one, this is a "bug" that's existed since at least Windows95. Basically Windows only remembers a set number of folder preferences. You can increase this number, but that in turn will require more RAM and processing time.

On the second one... Since you admit to pirating stuff via P2P, it would be against forum policy to assist you.

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First one
by muzz57 / October 16, 2009 10:23 AM PDT
In reply to: On the first one

I just restarted my PC and all the folders have reverted back to the default settings again.To be clear, I am talking about the appearance of the files only.
That would lead me to think that your suggestion of Windows remembering a small number of preferences is not on the right track. This isn't remembering any.

Second part - I am using P2P to download TV programs supplied by the US networks as I am in Australia where these shows are not running. These are freely available. No piracy involved.

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