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I hope you can help me with a problem that is starting to boil my p*ss :mad:

I'm running XP Pro and I like to have folders in different views - some in list view som in thumbnails some in groups, you get the idea. Anyway for some reason XP thinks I want all my folders to be viewed the same, i.e. Tiles, sorted by name, not in groups. Not good.

Yes, I have the little box ticked next to "remember each folders view settings" but it won't. And I didn't push the "Apply to all folders" button.

Anyone know of a proggy to solve this or a registry hack or whatever. This is like a steering wheel down the pants - It's driving me nuts!!!
 

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I guess if the post hasn't got a hijack this log or something banal about US politics things don't get answered.

Not the helpful site I was led to believe, I will try on another forum.

In the words of Mr Cobain "nevermind"
 
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You have to take into consideration that the people here are located all over the world and not everyone is in your timezone.Also, we try to help everyone who has a problem but some of us have other things to do(like jobs,social engagements etc.) and can't always get to your problem as fast as you would like.A little patience is all we ask.

That being said,you can 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.
 
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