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Wiews in Windows Explorer

by lufernan / February 24, 2006 2:54 AM PST


I've got an IBM Thinkpad with XP and SP2.
When I open a folder in Windows Explorer it always shows me the files as "Tiles", which I don't like.
I want to have them as a "List"
If I change to "List", windows doesn't keep the settings and returns to the "Tiles" view when I open the folder again.
I've got another laptop with same software and it does keep the changes.

Does anyone know how to sort this out?


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Try this first.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 24, 2006 3:15 AM PST

Hi Luis,

Try this first. Make the changes you want in any folder in Windows Explorer, then goto Tools > Folder Options, then click the View tab.

Click the button that says, ''Apply to all folders''. Click Apply, then OK. Then test the changes have stuck.

Report back, and if that doesn't work, there may be other things you can try.


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Right solution
by lufernan / February 25, 2006 11:09 PM PST
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Hi Mark,

Many thanks for your reply.
I've followed your advice and it works.
I thought I had already done that, but obviously I didn't.


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(NT) (NT) I'm glad it worked.
by MarkFlax Forum moderator / February 26, 2006 3:24 AM PST
In reply to: Right solution
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