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Folder View Options XP Conflict

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by Piringa, Apr 9, 2004.

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  1. Piringa

    Piringa Thread Starter

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    When I open my c: drive all my folders come up in thumbnail view, I change it and i close it and next time I open it , its fine. When I go to my picture folder and change the view to thumbnail, it changes and its fine.

    Problem,,, next time i go to c: and look at my folders they appear in thumbnail. Whats going on?
     
  2. tucker@large

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    don't hold yer breath for an answer, I asked a very similar question a few days ago and nobody has answered.

    Seems like this site is a little club for a few people that have posted about 30-40 post a day (mostly things not PC related). If it hasnt got "Hijack this" in there somewhere they haven't a clue. I had high hopes for this site but seems I will be going elswhere for tech questions.

    I don't mean to be nasty to anyone but it's just me little observation.
     
  3. rude

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    Hi Piringa,try this:

    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:



    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell


    and


    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam


    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.

    [email protected],I have answered your post,and as I said in my post to you "A little patience is all we ask".Your original post was yesterday at 9:33am and you were answered today at 10:03am.
    Not a bad turnaround time for FREE advice!!!
    Your answer is here:http://forums.techguy.org/t218423.html
     
  4. Miz

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    [email protected]: I looked at your posts and every thread you started; i.e., every question you asked, was answered...all four of them.
     
  5. Piringa

    Piringa Thread Starter

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    Thanks allot rude, just what I was looking for, I suspected a registry edit but had no idea where to look thanks much.
     
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