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Win Explorer Does Not Remember Folder View Settings


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#1 Neuronjockey

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 05:52 PM

Win Explorer does not remember folder view settings

I recently did a fresh install of Win 2k and shortly after Windows Explorer was not saving its own view settings. Other programs start up with their windows properly saved, but Windows Explorer doesn't. At first it opened full expanded, taking up the whole screen. The "Remember each folder's view settings" box was checked by default and I didn't mess with it. After a week of this glitch behavior, Windows Explorer spontaneously started opening in a window taking up about half the screen and still does so.

I think something in the Registry is corrupted. I run Registry Mechanic every day but it hasn't helped. Is their a way to edit the Registry to get the settings to be freshly rewritten?

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Posted 28 September 2006 - 01:35 PM

Windows by default should remember window settings and open them the next time in the size that they were last used.

In order to accomplish that open only one copy of Internet Explorer and physically drag the window to the size you want using the cursor - not the square box at the top left of the screen.

Once you have done that use ctrl and the X at the top right to close the window.

When you open it again it should be at full size.

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Posted 29 September 2006 - 10:09 AM

Didn't do the trick. I think the problem is in the registry. Is there a way to manually set all the relevant Registry entries dealing with the window view settings to default?

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Edited by Neuronjockey, 29 September 2006 - 10:10 AM.


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Posted 01 October 2006 - 04:55 AM

Did you close all copies of IE (Outlook and OE are part of IE) before you dragged the IE window to full size?

See if the following Microsoft Article helps:

Internet Explorer window may not open maximized

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/167099/en-us

Edited by Enthusiast, 01 October 2006 - 04:58 AM.


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Posted 02 October 2006 - 01:29 PM

Try this:

Go to your control panel and click on "Folder Options"

Click the "View" tab

Scroll down until you see "Remember each folder's view settings"

Make sure there is a tic in the box to the left of that

Click "Apply"

Click "OK"

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Posted 03 October 2006 - 09:53 PM

If I may stick my 5 cents into this: I noticed both on the Windows2000 and XP-home computer that almost every time, at least 8 out of 10 time, Windows updates do that. Windows Explorer is back to the icons, not the Details I normally setup in the classic view. The Win Explorer windows size also is set to something I don't want. Very annoying. It could be that the installation discussed here is similar.

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Posted 05 October 2006 - 04:10 PM

That may be the case, but then you need to reset folder settings for the way that you want to view the folders.




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