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Windows 7: Folder Setting Lost


01 Apr 2012   #1

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 
Folder Setting Lost

I set all folder to general template as per Brinks tutorial which works great. I then set folders view to "list" only at some point (maybe a couple hours, maybe two or three days) to have it revert back to default "details view". Messed with this for months with every suggestion I could find on the web but it was not to be. Being extremely irritated with this and quite hard headed, I was determined. I have almost succeeded in the goal thru a massive amount of trial and error. 98% of this issue is caused by cleaning programs of which I run several. Yeah, I know some say they are bad some say they are good. I've been a proponent of cleaners since the Windows 95 days ONLY if you have the knowledge to use them correctly. Using cleaners has resulted in my having rare issues with any Windows OS when everyone else had issues.

The cleaners I use have certain options that must be stopped:
1. Window Washer > Wash Setup > Windows & Pro (whatever you use) > Windows System > Edit > uncheck "Registry streams"
2. CCLeaner > Windows tab > Advanced list > uncheck "Windows Size/Location Cache"
3. RegVac > Expert Zone > Scan & Clean > uncheck "MRU and History Lists"
4. RegAce no issues
5. Windows 7 Disk Cleanup no issues

This has almost completely stopped the folder settings from reverting back to default. The now rare times it does happen, I have not been able to pinpoint the cause but will keep trying.

Does anyone know of any other happenings that cause this issue?

Ron Burnes

ps I use a lot of Brinks tutorials for everything on my computer, thanks Shawn!


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01 Apr 2012   #2

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

If you don't do backups, i suggest looking at some of those tutorials.
I always create a backup image before before venturing into the unknown.
I've burned myself enough that i eventually learned this lesson.

Backup Complete Computer - Create an Image Backup
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01 Apr 2012   #3

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Backups are a given for anyone especially me who loves to venture into the unknown. Using Casper 7, I make bootable copies of both the os drive and data drive daily. When experimenting I also make manual copies to my WD usb3 passport. Probably got bootable copies from 2 or 3 years back that I kept just in case. So backups are not an issue with me. Learned that the hard way!
Ron Burnes
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02 Apr 2012   #4

Win 7 Pro x64 SP1, Win 7 Ult x86 SP1
 
 

Ok, cool you have backups and can restore if something goes wrong.

The only cleaners I use are the CCleaner file cleaner, and sometimes the Windows clean-up tool.
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