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Windows 7: Folder Options Aren't Sticking

10 Feb 2015   #1

Winodws 7 Ultimate 32 Bit
Folder Options Aren't Sticking

So I am not sure whats going on? I have recently did a fresh install of Windows 7 x64 and have been having issues pop up, for instance: I cannot set folder options. I have unhid all of the hidden files and folders and they do not show up. I am not sure whats going on here but even when I go into Control Panel\Folder Options as seen by the attachment, the option never stays chosen in the radio field and no matter what I do, it doesnt stay.

Anyone got anything?


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10 Feb 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Stu, :)

You might see if using step 1 in OPTION TWO of the tutorial below may be able to help make it stick.

If not, then see if doing step 4 for both locations in step 3 in OPTION THREE may.

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10 Feb 2015   #3

Winodws 7 Ultimate 32 Bit

I'll give that a shot. In between my shoveling
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10 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Hi Brink! Would's Windows Repair (All in One) [default checkmarks & items 26 & 27] be helpful to sparker781?
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10 Feb 2015   #5

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Roland,

Personally, I don't like using programs like that since they often change other settings without your knowledge, and could cause other issues. :)
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