Can't control Windows Explorer folder views

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droidbot7000

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:confused: My favorite folder view setting in XP is "Details".
After trying out some tweak apps, Windows Explorer shows every folder I open in "Icon View". I change it back to Details but later it reverts to Icons.

I know there's a simple way to:
1. globally change all folder views to Details...and
2. Preserve the setting.

But it escapes me! Help.......
 
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Go to "Tools", "Folder Options", under "View", there is a button "Apply to all Folders".

Good luck
 

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Thanks! It worked! Now,
How can I make Windows Explorer show folders in the left pane automatically every time I run it?
 
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Do you mean common tasks?

if so, in folder options, under General, there should be a radio button for "Show common tasks in folder"
 

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Right. Can I fix it so I don't have to click the Folders button to show the tree everytime I start Explorer?
 
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If you set up one folder the way you like it, then apply to all folders, it will stay the same every time you open the folders, until you change something.
 

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I've done that several times, but every time I restart Explorer the Common Tasks are there, not folders.
 
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