I've seen this posted here numerous times, but have yet to find a permanent solution. Some think they have the answers, but, in the end, XP will have its way with your folders. It's a bug that MS needs to fix, but they don't seem motivated to do so.
I have a recurring problem on Folder Views / Folder Types that has been bugging me for a long time. You can customize a folder with a "folder type" - Documents, Pictures, Music, Video, etc - which comes with a default view and a list of default attributes most relevant to the type (artist and album title for music, dimension for video, etc). You can also setup so that the settings are "memorized". However, the memory seems to be quite short term for some of my folders. They tend to randomly reset themselves and there seems to be a consistent but unrecognizable pattern. For example, my "My Documents" folder is always changed to a pictures folder, while some of my music folders are changed to video. Since I like to sort different folders different ways, those changes do mess up my settings, as some of the attributes I sort by are not available in the default view of the new folder types.
I wonder if anyone out there has a solution for this, or has experienced something similar.