Set one folder window to view in List or Details.
Go to Tools > Folder Options.
Click on the View tab.
Make sure "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked. You might have to scroll down.
Click "Apply to all Folders" button at the top.
Does anyone know how I can set the Windows Explorer view to "List" or "Details"?
I strongly prefer that format and it's pain when I have to constantly change the view.