Previously on microsoft.public.windows.vista.file_management, H Brown
> OK based on your experience using vista 32 bit versions its time for you to
> give a blow by blow description of what you are trying to do, how you are
> trying to it and what it is you want and expect the outcome to be.
This message has just arrived on my server, I have not been ignoring
What I was expecting out of Windows Explorer in Vista x64 is that, like
in every version of Windows I've used before starting with when it was
called "File Manager" in Windows 3.1, it would not randomly reset the
view display settings when starting it.
I would start Windows Explorer and see that it was showing me my disk
contents as Tiles, or as Large Icons sorted by Name and grouped by
I would see that when I changed it to show the disk contents as
Details, sorted by Name and NOT grouped at all, and then select the
columns to show, followed by selecting Tools \ Folder Options \ View
and setting it to "Apply to folders" in order for my now currently set
view settings to propagate for EVERY FOLDER, that when I navigated to
another folder, or closed and re-opened Windows Explorer, that these
settings have been lost.
Further, I would notice that when opening Windows Explorer to a
directory containing photographs, instead of the Details I set (when I
changed it from Thumbnails to Details) (Name, Type, Size, Date,
Attributes) it would instead pick EXIF data to show me. Similarly when
opening a directory containing mp3 files, instead of the details I want
to see, it would show me ID3 data. Even after setting it to show me
the data that I want it to show me, save the settings, close the window
and come back to it.
As should be obvious, none of this is asking about how to change the
settings, I know how to change the settings. This is about a BUG IN
WINDOWS that is preventing it from remembering those settings despite
following the recommendations on how to change them and how to set them
Over in microsoft.public.windows.vista.general, "Brink" provided the
solution to someone else, see the thread "Vista 64 forgets folder
settings" by "Eddy".
Jeffrey Kaplan www.gordol.org
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