Posted 03 December 2011 - 06:48 PM
Not entirely sure what you're describing but you can change the view of a folder by clicking on the icon in the top right of the window. When you mouse over this button it says "Change your view." clicking it will cycle through view options, or you can click the down arrow and pick one. Alternatively you can access these options by pressing ALT (while having the folder open) this will reveal the tool bar at the top. Click on view, this where you can change what view the folder is using.
If these aren't the options you're looking for, right click on the folder and click properties. On the customize tab there is a drop down for the option "Optimize this folder for: ", pick the appropriate file type or choose "restore default" if you want it returned to how windows originally had it configured.