Willful Windows Explorer Views

  Pink_Panther2 16:04 13 Jun 2006

Can anyone shed some light on a problem that has irritated me for ages? I run an up to date desktop PC running a fully updated version of XP Home SP2.

When using Windows Explorer, I prefer to see my files as “Lists” and showing “Details”, rather than Icons, as in this way, I can very quickly search my many hundreds of files to locate the one I wish to deal with, instead of scrolling through icons which can take forever, any show no detail.

In Explorer, I set my preferences successfully, i.e. "View", "Details" and then using “Tools”, “Folder Options”, “View”, “Apply to All Folders”, attempt to change the defaults. This appears to work in the very short term, but perhaps an hour or so later in the session, and for no apparent reason, the settings appear to randomly revert to Icons. This irritation has occurred on every XP PC (Home & Professional) that I have worked on.

Is this a known bug, or is there a simple solution, which I have failed to discover? I’m conversant with, and happy to edit the Registry, if this is necessary.

Pink Panther

  VoG II 17:07 13 Jun 2006
  Pink_Panther2 18:35 13 Jun 2006

Many thanks. That appears to have done the trick!
Pink Panther

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