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Windows 7: Windows 7 doesn't save folder view settings

11 Jan 2016   #1
The2nd

Windows 7
 
 
Windows 7 doesn't save folder view settings

Hello,

So here's my problem when I start my laptop the wallpaper is black and never uses the wallpaper i have saved. The real problem I'm having is in Explorer windows, when I change the display "icon size" or "sort by" settings they go back to default once I reopen the folder again. For example in my "Music" folder I'll have them sorted out by artist then when I leave and come back to the "Music" folder it's no longer sorted by artist. But 1 outta 10 times when i start my laptop I can change the folder view and it saves like it used to before but this happens rarely.

Any help please?


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11 Jan 2016   #2
MilesAhead

Windows 7 32 bit
 
 

This batch file from the tutorial should set them back to the default. Then when you customize them Explorer should remember the customizations for awhile. It seems nothing forces Explorer to remember for very long. A work-around rather than a fix.
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11 Jan 2016   #3
The2nd

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
This batch file from the tutorial should set them back to the default. Then when you customize them Explorer should remember the customizations for awhile. It seems nothing forces Explorer to remember for very long. A work-around rather than a fix.
It didn't work
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11 Jan 2016   #4
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
Error

Got the
This version of windows is not genuine,
in the lower right hand corner.

Roy
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11 Jan 2016   #5
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

You can't Personalize W7, unless it is activated and detected as genuine.
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12 Jan 2016   #6
The2nd

Windows 7
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You can't Personalize W7, unless it is activated and detected as genuine.
I used to be able to so idk what happened and like I said sometimes (rarely) it works fine
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12 Jan 2016   #7
torchwood

W7 home premium 32bit/W7HP 64bit/w10 tp insider ring
 
 
Do this

Please follow the directions in the link below and we will know for sure.

Windows Genuine and Activation Issue Posting Instructions

Roy
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12 Jan 2016   #8
Clairvaux

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (OEM)
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
It seems nothing forces Explorer to remember for very long.
Really ? Is that an established fact ?

Is it also true when you use the Customize this folder option, or the Folder options / Apply to folders button ?

I also experienced some folder view un-stickiness, and thought I was doing something wrong.
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12 Jan 2016   #9
Callender

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Well if you run Ccleaner or any similar program with the option to clean "Shell Bags" checked it will reset all folder views to default.
Windows 7 doesn't save folder view settings-ccleaner.jpg


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12 Jan 2016   #10
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by The2nd View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
You can't Personalize W7, unless it is activated and detected as genuine.
I used to be able to so idk what happened and like I said sometimes (rarely) it works fine
Have you tried running SFC?

Tutorial
SFC /SCANNOW Command - System File Checker

A couple of years ago I saw a message stating that an OS Service had crashed.
I ignored it as it didn't affect what I was doing at the time.

Later (when I looked at my desktop) I noticed that there was a message saying my version of Windows wasn't genuine.
Luckily after a restart the message disappeared and I've never seen it again.

I have no idea which Service crashed (or why it crashed) as I wasn't doing anything unusual at the time.
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