Hi all! Did ya have a good xmas? I am currently having a problem with my installation of Windows XP Home Edition. XP keeps playing around changing my folder view settings which also changes the views as well. This is driving me nuts. Attached is the pic of the root of my J drive which is my Temp drive. See, My Pictures? in the root of one of my drive...??? how come!??? I did not change anything...I just used XP default view...but this one is not default, I should see a plain folder, not a My Picture view settings. This is not my only folder misbehaving...I have tonnes of other folders that changes its own view settings. If anyone asks me to do a clean reinstallation...I have on a couple occisaions! If anyone asks me to reset the folder view settings, I have...but this deverts back to its own favourite look! Thanks everyone in advance...will be happy to take the rountine you give me!