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For God's sake! Fix the Folder View settings bug!

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#16 BlakByte


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:58

we all know your BULL..

I have installed Vista on over 200 Systems now and they all have this issue and its on all Vista Editions.

Vista hates you.

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 08:58

I'm experiencing this too and it's incredibly annoying.

Right now my download folder has for some reason decided to do the groups thing and group everything by name, even though I have never set it to do this. That seems to be the most common thing for me.

I just want everything to be in details view, with no grouping, across ever single folder unless I state otherwise, without them randomly changing. Is that so much to ask?


I Guess when it come to Microsoft it is TO much to ask.. lol

#18 Helba


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:00

I don't have that problem. Every folder I choose to change the view on renders the way I left it when I next visit it.
Even the folders of other users on the computer when I give myself the proper priveledges to view them. I'm the administrator and others are not.
They see the folders the way they left them, and I see them the way I want.

I'm assuming you're not using Windows, right? :)

#19 Slarlac249


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:06

I have this problem too, the only view that seems to stick is my computer!

recycle bin, documents, music, general folder views, add/remove always keep change from details to icons, or from icons to details etc, really annoying.

#20 Julius Caro

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:07

It's not a bug.
Views are dynamic: so a folder view changes according to its contents

True. But what a crappy feature that is, depending on the content the folder has, the fields shown for that folder will vary. I like name, date modified, etc. The moment you put a music file in a folder, those fields change to whatever windows thinks it's convenient, like "artist" and "album". And maybe the folder contains just a couple of songs. Not to mention the folder icon will change too, overriding whatever setting I had before.

But there was a way to prevent this particular situation I had just described, with a registry tweak... I read it on neowin

#21 Owatonna



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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:29

This happens to me when rearranging icons on my desktop I found out if you shut down your computer the "correct" way it will work. So Using the shutdown button. But if you just press the power off button it doesn't so maybe its probably explorer.exe shutting down to fast to save everything. and maybe it keeps a copy of your details only when its powered down? I don't know but it works for me.

#22 nero78



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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:38

Been haveing this problem with ALL versions of windows till now. Vista is probably the least worst, but i have seen the problem. Seems like this is a very hard bit to program for the sorry MS guys.

#23 Crackler



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Posted 18 June 2007 - 09:39

This is something that never really bothered me in XP, but in Vista.... :(

#24 OP ozgeek


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Posted 18 June 2007 - 22:13

And why is the columns in details view very, very small. I have to keep right-clicking on the tiitle head and click "Size all culumns to all" on every folder. How do I make it the default.

#25 Mark Schieldrop

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 22:18

This happens to me rarely, not that often. But it happens.

#26 :: Lyon ::

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Posted 18 June 2007 - 23:41

This is something that never really bothered me in XP, but in Vista....

Have you tried running XP without the Service Packs? ^^

#27 Medking



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Posted 19 June 2007 - 16:35

Hey everyone,

i have this exact same problem.

Another one which I would like fixed is where I have resized my window or whatever, and then closed the folder window. When I open it up again it is the same very small size. i change it back and close it but it is now stuck as coming up quite small and rectangular. Really ticking me off


#28 Riffz


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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:22

I agree that this "by design" function is stupid. When I click "apply to all folders", surprisingly enough I do actually mean it.

#29 apollo_1444



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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:25

happens to me the whole time

#30 tao muon

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Posted 20 June 2007 - 01:29

So, how about this:

Everyone that has replied to this thread complaining about the alleged bug- have you tweaked Vista at all, and if so, what tweak?
Disable UAC, mucked with Readyboost, etc.?

'cause if you're going to claim a bug, it has to be reproduced.

Edited by tao muon, 20 June 2007 - 01:31.