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


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General Crespin

Thanks for that link! It appears the registry patch I applied did much of that, but I went ahead and did it all again anyway, I'll see what happens. :)

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nekrosoft13
Pretty good ;)

this happens in SP1

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Julius Caro

The most annoying thing is when whenever there are a couple if pictures, windows changes the columns to "date taken" and such things.

Or when there is a music file in the windows "downloads" folder and windows changes the blue icon to a yellow icon that has a music file inside

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cropcircles

Been happening with me since XP. I've tried numerous registry hacks, ect. no frickn' luck.

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Scorbing

MS is not going to know unless we let them know so let them know!!!!!!!!!!!

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EnzoFX

No problem here with several XP installs and 2 Vista Installs.

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Rebdomine

Never had that problem

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Yusuf M.

I come across this problem frequently, and quite frankly it becomes more and more annoying each time I encounter it. Sometimes it decides to use 'Extra Large Icons' view in a folder where it's obviously not needed. It's ridiculous!

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EpidemiK

This is an annoying problem, but it can be fixed by a simple registry tweak. I always run this after installing a fresh copy of Vista.

Vista_View_Fix.zip

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zhangm

I see this issue as well, both on XP and Vista x64 (SP1, all updates, no service tweaks, no dll hacking).

I can save folder views and window sizes for only a short amount of time, but after a few days, every single folder slowly changes to look like this (including Pictures, system folders, Music, Videos, Documents, Program Files, etc).

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Shaymaa
This is an annoying problem, but it can be fixed by a simple registry tweak. I always run this after installing a fresh copy of Vista.

and Xp sp2 ? i have that proplem too, anything there for it ?

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cropcircles
MS is not going to know unless we let them know so let them know!!!!!!!!!!!

Agreed. I'll send a link to scobleizer and see if he can lead is to the right developer at MS land.

..done!

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way2quik

Bump.

I found this thread.

Yes!!!

Will try the link ViperAFK posted, method 2 to download.

Hope that will do.

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ViperAFK
Bump.

I found this thread.

Yes!!!

Will try the link ViperAFK posted, method 2 to download.

Hope that will do.

Yeah the link I posted does work, but keep it bookmarked becuse after a while it comes back :( This is definitely the most annoying bug in vista.

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Beastage

Yes I have this too! I dunno what triggers it but every few times I open a folder everything changes... annoying

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macel

Unfortunately SP1 didn't fix this for me. I need to delete the bags every couple months or so to keep Vista from forgetting my folder settings.

After deleting the bags everything works nicely for some time, then one folder forgets its settings (window size, view settings) and eventually more and more folders start reverting back to default settings. Some folders just forget view settings while some seem to get a complete reset and start opening up using the default window size.

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humcheepeng

Personally, I don't actually use custom view settings for different folders. So, what I did was to delete off the values in both Bags keys, then right-click on them to set the Permissions to deny every privilege for all users. This prevents Vista from modifying the values over time.

The problem has since been resolved for good!

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AllMac

ViperAFK - Thanks for the link to that fix. Awesome.

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theyarecomingforyou

I'll have to give that a go. It's absolutely infuriating that Vista keeps forgetting my folder view settings - it seems such a trivial issue to address that I'm astounded that Microsoft hasn't fixed it.

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freeza

This always happens to me.

Has been doing it since the Windows XP days. But back then I set all my folders the way i liked, then I removed permissions to the registry keys that contained the information to change folder view settings. I set it to only allow reading of the entries and it worked like a charm in XP.

However, in vista it doesn't :-\

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XerXis

Like this, as a com developer this is really annoying. It makes opening my system32 folder a real pain. A loooooooong pain!

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Mikee99

I don't know if someone else mentioned this as well, but what's also really annoying is the default window size.

You just can't set what you want it to be. MS decided to make the default window size really small. What's worse, is that I like to have big icons. So, I can hardly see anything on newly opened windows, because the damn window size is too small.

I really don't understand why they haven't fixed this issue yet. It's not like it's rare or difficult to locate. And it IS really, really annoying.

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