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Windows 7: Why do my folder view options keep changing?

29 Nov 2011   #11
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
There used to be a setting for "Remember each fodlers settings" under "Organize"->"Folder and search options"->"View". You can see if that is there, it's missing on my pro install but it works exactly as if it was enabled
Does not look like it is there any more - Home Premium.


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29 Nov 2011   #12
fseal

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
There used to be a setting for "Remember each fodlers settings" under "Organize"->"Folder and search options"->"View". You can see if that is there, it's missing on my pro install but it works exactly as if it was enabled
Does not look like it is there any more - Home Premium.
Yeah it's missing on my Professional, but acts as if it is enabled.

If you have confirmed that on your "Home" machine, right clicking a non-library folder and changing the view or changing the document type of the folder also changes it on a sibling folder, then I guess the answer is that on Home it acts as if that option were unchecked.

And I bet there is a registry entry for it. I just took a quick look and couldn't find it but I bet it's there...
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29 Nov 2011   #13
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by fseal View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
There used to be a setting for "Remember each fodlers settings" under "Organize"->"Folder and search options"->"View". You can see if that is there, it's missing on my pro install but it works exactly as if it was enabled
Does not look like it is there any more - Home Premium.
Yeah it's missing on my Professional, but acts as if it is enabled.

If you have confirmed that on your "Home" machine, right clicking a non-library folder and changing the view or changing the document type of the folder also changes it on a sibling folder, then I guess the answer is that on Home it acts as if that option were unchecked.

And I bet there is a registry entry for it. I just took a quick look and couldn't find it but I bet it's there...

I have Home Premium, and it behaves as yours does in Professional. Libraries are the only place where the parent library folder governs how the subfolders behave for view options. That is why I suggested :

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by writhziden View Post
See if you like this better:

1. Right click the folder icon pinned to your taskbar
2. Right click Windows Explorer
3. Click Properties
4. Change target from %windir%\explorer.exe to %userprofile%

Now the pinned folder will open your user folder instead of libraries.
Which changes the shortcut to explorer.exe that is initially included on the Windows 7 taskbar so it points to the current user file instead of the default libraries.
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29 Nov 2011   #14
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Quote:
If you have confirmed that on your "Home" machine, right clicking a non-library folder and changing the view or changing the document type of the folder also changes it on a sibling folder, then I guess the answer is that on Home it acts as if that option were unchecked.
Unfortunately that is the way it seems to be.
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29 Nov 2011   #15
writhziden

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by whs View Post
Quote:
If you have confirmed that on your "Home" machine, right clicking a non-library folder and changing the view or changing the document type of the folder also changes it on a sibling folder, then I guess the answer is that on Home it acts as if that option were unchecked.
Unfortunately that is the way it seems to be.
Odd, I do not have that problem at all if I go through the full path. Try my fix and see if you notice a difference.
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10 Jul 2014   #16
BrotherHolmes

Windows 7 Pro 64
 
 

I had this problem when I was trying to view photos that a program was keeping in a sub-folder in my Documents folder, but like was said before it was in a library. After reading this thread I had a great idea, I went directly to the Documents folder and added it to my favorites in the sidebar. Basically MS messed this up when they made the libraries feature. I'm happy with this work-around and I hope it helps other people. Added with edit: I forgot to say that I don't want to change my shorcut target because I already have it set to %windir%\explorer.exe /e,::{20D04FE0-3AEA-1069-A2D8-08002B30309D}
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