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vista folder view settings won't stay put

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#1 eppelralph


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Posted 17 September 2013 - 09:08 PM


Approximately 6 year old computer with Vista home premium, never connected to the internet.

Has been in to the shop to have DVD/RW drive and mother board replaced.

Since then I have been completed frustrated in trying to re-establish the folder views the way I like them.


Previously, what I had & desire in picture & video folders was:


icons in the main frame, thumbnails in the details pane.


None of the folder options settings seem to do this consistently.
And when I do make changes that do what I wish, they seem to change back at random


Advanced settings:


Files and folders

NO        Always show icons, never thumbnails

NO        Always show menus

YES      Display file icon on thumbnails

YES      Display file size information in folder tips

YES      Display simple folder view in Navigation pane


Hidden files and folders

 YES     Do not show

 No       Show hidden

YES     Hide extensions

YES     Hide protected operating system file

will give me what I want momentarily, but after clicking



and closing the folder, the previous setting, which is:


icons in the main window and icons in the detail pane

returns when I reopen the folder later


I have looked at, among other suggestions:






the registry fixes (ie making certain values larger) that they suggest
all seem to have been done already


does anyone have any other suggestions



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