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Folder options help please....?...?..?

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by greyalien200, Sep 8, 2004.

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  1. greyalien200

    greyalien200 Thread Starter

    Sep 6, 2004
    First of all thanks for reading this. Ok here's my problem. I have XP and have a large library of music. When I get to the music folder I want to see them in the order when they were created. I know how to do this. You click on "view" at the top of the folder then click on "choose details" then click on "date created" Now I can go to any blank space in this folder and right click and see the arrange icons by created. NOW MY PROBLEM IS....... The choice of arrange icons by created on the right click menu disappears when I leave or close the folder. I want it to always have this right click option in this folder all the time. Can you tell me how to achieve this? PLEASE :confused:

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  2. rude


    Mar 8, 2004
    By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:




    These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

    Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

    Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell. Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value. Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size). Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

    Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam. Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

    You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

    Close the registry and reboot.
    Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

    You could also try higher values if you are a power user, I use 8000 instead of 2000.
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