Solution for Vista folder issues (losing folder views)

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  1. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    WARNING: The exact cause of Vista losing it's memory on your folder view settings has not been found yet. This will just reset them for now to help Vista remember them again. It has been noticed that changing a lot of window folder view settings in combination with some unknown applications settings may be triggering this forgetfulness. Make sure that you do not have a setting in a 3rd party program set to clear the folder view setting cache when it is used. (EX: CCleaner - Window Size/Location cache option under Cleaner -> Advanced)

    Reset Folder View Settings :

    1. Open the Start Menu.
    2. In the white line (Start Search) area, type regedit and press Enter.
    3. Click Continue for UAC prompt.
    4. In regedit, go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags

    5. In the left pane, right click on Bags, and click Delete.

    6. Click Yes to the confirmation pop-up window.

    7. In regedit, go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU

    8. In the left pane, right click on BagMRU and click Delete.

    9. Click Yes to confirmation pop-up window.

    Increase Folder View Cache Memory :
    NOTE: This will increase the amount of folders to be remembered for changes to the folder view settings.
    OPTION: This is a optional step, but the increase will help ensure that Vista does not forget. Steps 1-9 must be done first before you do this section. If you decide to skip it, them go to step 13.

    10. In regedit, go to:
    HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell

    11. In the right pane, right click on BagMRU Size.
    23. Click Modify.

    12. Dot the Decimal and type 20000 (folders) and click OK.
    NOTE: 5000 is the default number of folders to be remembered.

    Wrapping it Up :
    13. Close regedit.
    14. Logoff and logon,or restart the computer to apply the reset and to let Vista rebuild the registry keys with a clean slate.

    Source:

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html

    I have tested this and it does to seem to work so far :)
     
  2. Aprox

    Aprox Moderator Political User

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    Good info Carpo, stuck.
     
  3. madmatt

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    This is the thing I dislike about Vista the most. Very good info.
     
  4. ming

    ming OSNN Advanced

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    this has been the case since Windows XP and possibly earlier version for me. Change the view in a sub-folder (3rd or 4th level) and the view on 'My Computer' changes as well, but not any other sub-folders.
     
  5. American Zombie

    American Zombie Moderator Staff Member Political User

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    Ya the workaround is basically the same for Vista as it was for XP.
     
  6. Dark Atheist

    Dark Atheist Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    you would think they would have sorted it by now
     
  7. roirraW "edor" ehT

    roirraW "edor" ehT Builder/Installer

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    MS doesn't have time to work on piddly stuff like displaying files and folders accurately and consistently!
     
  8. epk

    epk Moderator Political User Folding Team

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    hehe.. i just looked this up on google last week :]


    yeah, they should definitely fix it
     
  9. agptek11

    agptek11 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Let them more and more easy
     
  10. paretologic2010

    paretologic2010 OSNN One Post Wonder

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    Great input. i have been searching for this solution and gladly found it here. Thanks for sharing.^_^
     
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