Thank you for the reply. Since it took a few days for my Usenet post
to show up, I spent much more time investigating this Vista bug. It
seems that people call this malfunctioning Vista feature "folder
sniffing". With that search term, Google presented me with lots of
solutions on how to turn off this folder sniffing "feature".
The more that I find out about the Vista File Explorer, the more that
I'd like to simply replace it with a third-party file explorer product
-- one that, for example, would allow me to put a "Delete" icon onto
the toolbar, and one that would never ever show a less-than-useful,
space-consuming column like Ratings.
So I'm still digging...
> pilotplanes;770066 Wrote:
> > I use my computer as a professional. Therefore the Vista file
> > explorer needs to always show the details view of a folder regardless
> > of folder content. In a business environment it looks amateurish to
> > see a ratings column with stars because there happens to be an MP3
> > file in there. If I should want a pictures or music view, then just
> > let me choose that manually. I looked around for a FAQ but saw no
> > solution.
> > Should the Vista file explorer be unable to always default to Details
> > view, please, anyone, feel free of suggest an aftermarket/third-party
> > file explorer. Yes, I will pay if necessary.
> > Thank you.
> Hello pilotplanes,
> Method Two in this tutorial will reset the folder views to use the
> "Details" view like you wanted.
> Windows Explorer Folder View settings
> Hope this helps,
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