setting default folder (arrange order/type)

Discussion in 'Windows Desktop Systems' started by cam, Jan 19, 2002.

  1. cam

    cam Guest

    i like to have my folders set up so that they're sorted by type, and in a "list" fashion.

    i am to the point wehre i have to "make all folders like this one" constantly to keep everything going.

    anyone know why its changing? how to fix it? anything? hehe

    cam
     
  2. cam

    cam Guest

    *bump*

    cmon. somebody knows this ;)

    - cam
     
  3. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Dunno, I don't have the problem myself. I set mine for list as my default view, no other frills and it's working ok. If I ever want to sort by any other category, I just scroll my mouse to the header type (name, size, type, etc.) and click on it.
     
  4. Qumahlin

    Qumahlin Moderator

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    Sometimes windows XP forgets it's folder view settings.

    Here is the solution.

    Backup these RegKeys.

    1:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU]

    2:[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags]

    After that you must delete them.

    Restart windows to take effect.

    Now you can change each folder and the setting will stay.
     
  5. Gizzy

    Gizzy Guest

    There is a lot easier way to do that..
    Actually this is exactly the same way, I want to have my Folders and keep them that way too..

    --- So, to do that. First browse to any Folder in Windows Explorer ---

    - And then sort the folder as you always want to have it (ie. VIEW/LIST -- ARRANGE ICONS BY TYPE)

    - Then, Go to the "folder Options" in the top menu in Explorer..
    - Select the second TAB called "View"
    - On the "View" TAB - Press the button "Apply to all folder"
    - Thats it.. you're done.

    :)
     
  6. Lonman

    Lonman Bleh!

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    Good man!!! I'll have to put this thread on my 'most referenced list,' a few folks have this problem.
     
  7. mc1969uk

    mc1969uk Guest

    nice one worked a treat :)
     
  8. Hilander

    Hilander Guest

    Question:
    Does the BagMRU/Bags keys in the HKEY_.DEFAULT hive have to be deleted also? Just thought I'd ask before I did this.