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Dsquared

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I'm running Windows Me. Whenever I use explorer, my files and folders run off the screen. I then select auto arrange to get them to all show. The next time I use the computer, I have to go through the same thing all over again with every folder where I've previously set the auto arrange. I don't recall having this problem with Win 98. What's happening?
 
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One possibility is that there is a NoSaveSettings entry in the registry. From start, run regedit

Click Edit and enter nosavesettings (one word) in the Find field. You can right click and delete any instances you find (right hand pane), or modify the value to 0

If the entry is there, it should be in:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer
 

Dsquared

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I tried the registry search for "nosavesettings" and came up empty. I then went directly to the folder you suggested. There was nothing in there like that. There were only two items: "CDRAutoRun" and "NoDriveTypeAuto" Any other suggestions?
 
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To be honest with you I've never paid much attention to these features and what you describe almost seems like the default behavior to me. The only way I can get a folder to keep any manual icon spacing arrangement is to turn off the "view as web page" option. Otherwise, using large icons they will default to preset spacing and not all will be displayed on one screen.

The spacing of the vertical bar in Explorer will also affect how Windows chooses to arrange the icons.
 
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NoSaveSettings can sometimes be found in another location:

HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre
ntVersion\Policies\Explorer
 
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