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Windows Explorer weirdness


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#1 Bridge Bart

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:14 PM

Hi folks,

Just found out about this marvelous forum, first post here.
Ever since I bought this machine, 2 years ago, with XP Home installed (legit copy) on it by the dealer Explorer likes to do things its own way. I tell it I want to see file details, not them icons.

Here's the steps I take:

1) stretch Explorer's window to the top & bottom of the screen
2) view > details
3) tools > folder options > view > apply to all folders (making sure the "remember each folder's view settings" is checked)

After a while, could be minutes or hours, the next time I fire up Explorer it's back to, usually 'tiles' or sometimes 'icons.'
I've learned to live with it but it would be really cool if anyone has a fix. No problem on my wife's machine, just this one.

I alternate between 3 different virus checkers, 2 registry fixers and a couple of spy/malware detectors - about 2~3 times a week. All of them always claim I'm clean.

The durn thing just hates me or something.

I'd love to have it listen to me and I'm looking forward to your wisdom,

Bart.

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Posted 08 March 2010 - 02:38 PM

Its highly recommended to only use one virus program backed by a malware removal tool. Bleeping Computer doesn't recommend using Registry Fixers as they could only make your issue worse.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 11:31 AM

Thanks for the reply CryptoDan. This problem however, happened the first day I took it home from the store already, before I had installed any software at all...

Things I've tried: switch of ZoneAlarm, AVG (the only virus checker running), MS automatic updates and whatever else tries to automatically updates. None of which made any difference.

Cheers,

Bart.

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Posted 10 March 2010 - 01:57 PM

One of your registry cleaners probably messed up the part of the registry that deals with that sort of thing.




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