My XP Pro Does Not Remember View Settings

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Hi. I have searched all over the internet for an answer to no avail. My XP Pro does not remember the View settings when you close a folder. This also includes the Screen Size and other settings. At one time I updated to the most current SP-3 and that is when it stopped working.

I looked at a post here for a similar problem but the link to a fix didn't load, bad address.

I did see that the Shell Bag file was increased to 5000 for SP-2 and somewhere think I saw that it changed back when you updated to SP-3.

This problem has been haunting me for a few years.

Please Please help me figure it out.

XP Professional, SP-3 and latest updates, 3.2 Geg, 4 mb Ram
Few programs running at all. I load them when I use them.
I can post my Hijack but it doesn't show the problem.

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Have you tried increasing it to 8000?

Here's a .reg file that will do it for you.

Save the .reg file to your desktop. Double-click it to merge it to the registry.

Restart the computer.

If the fix only opens as a text file (in Notepad), right-click the file (before opening it) and select Open With > Choose Program... Then, select the Registry Editor.

If the Registry Editor is not in the list, browse to C:\WINDOWS and select regedit.
 

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Well, the link worked just as it should ... but, the View settings still do not work.

When you close the folder, it goes back to the Details view and a smaller size window. Yes, you can change it in the folder window but it doesn't stick when you close it.

Something seems to be missing.

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You've probably already done that, but just to make sure, open your Folder Options and select the View tab. Make sure "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.
 

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Yes Phantom010, I already did that in the Folders folder. I have checked, unchecked and rechecked, not booting and rebooting but no success. I even did that in the View link in the folders.

I still remember something I came across that said something about when you upgraded to SP-3 it reset something that controls the View and Folder size back to SP-1 but caused problems. But that was years ago.

Hmmm

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Click Start > Run > Copy/Paste the following command:

Code:
regedit /e C:\look.txt "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies"
Press Enter.

You won't notice anything. However, it will have created a report on your C drive named look. Attach that file to your next reply.
 

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Following it the Log file you ask for. Sorry about the editing.
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Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\ActiveDesktop]
"HidNoChangingWallPaperden"=dword:00000000

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
"NoDriveTypeAutoRun"=dword:000000ff
"NoDesktop"=dword:00000000
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
 

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Thank you for the log.

Unfortunately, it's not showing anything that could help us.
 

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Yes, I Tried the automatic fix it. Out of curiosity, shouldn't the 00000's be 8000?
Below is the error that I get when I run the Fix If program.
Thanks, Steve-x8086
 

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If you're referring to the values in post #7, they have nothing to do with BagMRU size. It's a completely unrelated registry key.
 

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Go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell

In the right pane, double-click Default and delete the 5000.

Then, go to:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam

In the right pane, double-click Default and change the 5000 to %computername%.

If Windows doesn't accept %computername%, find your computer's name and replace that value.

How to Find Computer Name
 
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