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Folder View & Sort Options

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#1 AzureSkyy


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Posted 09 November 2009 - 01:45 PM

Hi all.

I'm having this really annoying problem that should be solved with a very simple procedure, but that does not seem to be the case and I cannot discover the reason.

What I want is for all of my folders to remember the view settings I set up with them.

I want these settings applied on a global (all folders) scale as..
-- sort:Type, options:Name/Size/Type/Date Modified/Date Created, format:Details.

From there, I will manually change the settings for photo locations to..
-- sort:Type, options:Name/Size/Type/Date Modified/Date Created, format:LargeThumbs.

Now, one might think that I could accomplish this goal by Tools->FolderOptions->View->"Remember Each Folder's View Settings [X]", then setting up a folder in the manner described.
From there, applying these options on a global scale would be as simple as Tools->FolderOptions->View->"Apply To Folders".

Am I incorrect? I've gotten the results I desire from this chain of events in the past; however, it is not performing as expected on this ocassion, and I am frustrated.

My folders commonly revert (on a basis that seems to be entirely spontaneous) to an entirely useless setup of.. sort:Rating, options:Name/Size/Tags/Rating, format:MediumThumbs.
What the hell do I need stars and buzzwords for on my files. I don't. I want useful descriptors, not arbitrary qualitative scales for people who can't remember where they put things, or never understood the concept of naming conventions.

So, anyone have any idea how to fix this? To me it seems to be the case either that there is something wrong with my method or that the computer is failing to generalise and save my settings.


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