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Windows 7: Windows nevers saves a folder's settings

10 Sep 2011   #1

XP, 7 32/64bit
Windows nevers saves a folder's settings

I have one folder in which I keep all my music. There are 605 items, consisting of both folders and music files.
I sort the folder by "date last saved" so that my newest songs are always at the bottom and the oldest are at the top, after the sub folders

However, whenever I open the folder, windows seems like it is re-searching and rebuilding the cache, taking upwards of 5 seconds in order for the folder to be sorted again.

This only started happening after I reinstalled windows, however that is all that has changed. My music is on another drive, the same drive that it was before I reinstalled.

Why does it keep doing this, and how do I get it to remember how it is sorted?

Attached is a video demonstrating what happens

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10 Sep 2011   #2

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Windows 7 x64

You might try going to Control Panel - Folder Options - View tab - Reset Folders - apply - okay
This should effectively reset all folder settings on the system and clean up the registry entries associated with them.
Folder View - Reset All Folders
The down side is you will need to reset everything but the settings should then start working properly again.
open the folder again let it resort and then restart the computer (just as an extra measure to get the folder settings saved)
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