Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


  1.    09 Feb 2007 #1
    Extracampine Guest

    Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot of
    problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings (details,
    icons, etc).

    Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to
    it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings every now
    and again when I enter a folder.

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  2.    09 Feb 2007 #2
    Chad Harris Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    With XP it was a 400 limit and you could use regedits or one from Kelly's XP
    that does them for you to increase this to 8000. I don't think these
    regedits work in Vista. You could try.

    Increase Folder View Size to 8000
    http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/bags8000.reg

    Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00

    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU]
    [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags]

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
    "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam]
    "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

    [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000


    CH



    "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    > From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot of
    > problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings (details,
    > icons, etc).
    >
    > Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to
    > it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings every
    > now and again when I enter a folder.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  3.    09 Feb 2007 #3
    Extracampine Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    Thanks Chad.

    I used to use those regedits with XP. The BagMRU is already large enough
    with Vista - I don't think that that is the problem.



    "Chad Harris" <vistaneedsmuchowork.net> wrote in message
    news:um%23a$EFTHHA.1200@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > With XP it was a 400 limit and you could use regedits or one from Kelly's
    > XP that does them for you to increase this to 8000. I don't think these
    > regedits work in Vista. You could try.
    >
    > Increase Folder View Size to 8000
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/regs_edits/bags8000.reg
    >
    > Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
    >
    > [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU]
    > [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags]
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
    > "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam]
    > "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Policies\Explorer]
    > "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
    >
    >
    > CH
    >
    >
    >
    > "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    >> From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot
    >> of problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings
    >> (details, icons, etc).
    >>
    >> Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to
    >> it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings every
    >> now and again when I enter a folder.

    >


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  4.    09 Feb 2007 #4
    MICHAEL Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings



    "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    > From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot of problems with
    > Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings (details, icons, etc).
    >
    > Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to it, or a bug fix?
    > Its very annoying to have to change the settings every now and again when I enter a folder.


    It has been this way since Beta2. I don't know why, don't when/if
    it will be fixed. Yes, it is annoying.


    -Michael

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  5.    09 Feb 2007 #5
    Max Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    Beta 2?
    I think it goes back a bit further than that. By a number of years..

    --
    Maxwell Bluemeanie
    ------

    "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    news:OtLE8IFTHHA.4784@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >
    > "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    >> From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot
    >> of problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings
    >> (details, icons, etc).
    >>
    >> Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to
    >> it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings every
    >> now and again when I enter a folder.

    >
    > It has been this way since Beta2. I don't know why, don't when/if
    > it will be fixed. Yes, it is annoying.
    >
    >
    > -Michael


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  6.    09 Feb 2007 #6
    Extracampine Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    But its such a basic and fundamental issue to file browsing. How is it
    possible that this problem exists? I trust they are working on a solution to
    it.



    "Max" <max@home.com> wrote in message
    news:eVNKVUFTHHA.3996@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > Beta 2?
    > I think it goes back a bit further than that. By a number of years..
    >
    > --
    > Maxwell Bluemeanie
    > ------
    >
    > "MICHAEL" <u158627_emr@dslr.net> wrote in message
    > news:OtLE8IFTHHA.4784@TK2MSFTNGP03.phx.gbl...
    >>
    >> "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    >> news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    >>> From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot
    >>> of problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings
    >>> (details, icons, etc).
    >>>
    >>> Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution
    >>> to it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings
    >>> every now and again when I enter a folder.

    >>
    >> It has been this way since Beta2. I don't know why, don't when/if
    >> it will be fixed. Yes, it is annoying.
    >>
    >>
    >> -Michael

    >


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  7.    09 Feb 2007 #7
    Keith Miller MVP Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    I haven't seen this on my machine yet, I think view handling has been
    improved somewhat.

    One thing to remember about saved views is that they're unique for each
    namespace path:

    "Desktop\<UserName>\Documents"

    can have one view saved and

    "Desktop\Computer\C:\Users\<Username>\Documents"

    can have a different saved view. So all subfolders of <UserName> can have
    two different saved views.

    I'm curious about one thing: do you have explorer set to "Launch folder
    windows in a seperate process"? I don't -- and I'm wondering if multiple
    instances of explorer may sometimes be at odds with each other.

    P.S. I saw this question in the file_management group as well --
    crossposting is preferred to multiposting -- that way a response from one
    group shows in all.


    --
    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]

    "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    > From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot of
    > problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings (details,
    > icons, etc).
    >
    > Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to
    > it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings every
    > now and again when I enter a folder.


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  8.    09 Feb 2007 #8
    Extracampine Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    Thanks Keith,

    I will crosspost in future. Good advice about namespace paths - I did take
    this into accout, and tend to access my music folders from the same route
    each time.

    I do not have explorer set to "Launch folder windows in a seperate
    process" - in fact I'm not even sure what this means !




    "Keith Miller MVP" <k.miller79@no.spam.verizon.net> wrote in message
    news:OUFBkCGTHHA.388@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    >I haven't seen this on my machine yet, I think view handling has been
    >improved somewhat.
    >
    > One thing to remember about saved views is that they're unique for each
    > namespace path:
    >
    > "Desktop\<UserName>\Documents"
    >
    > can have one view saved and
    >
    > "Desktop\Computer\C:\Users\<Username>\Documents"
    >
    > can have a different saved view. So all subfolders of <UserName> can have
    > two different saved views.
    >
    > I'm curious about one thing: do you have explorer set to "Launch folder
    > windows in a seperate process"? I don't -- and I'm wondering if multiple
    > instances of explorer may sometimes be at odds with each other.
    >
    > P.S. I saw this question in the file_management group as well --
    > crossposting is preferred to multiposting -- that way a response from one
    > group shows in all.
    >
    >
    > --
    > Good Luck,
    >
    > Keith
    > Microsoft MVP [Windows XP Shell/User]
    >
    > "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote in message
    > news:B0C7BE30-5BB8-4086-AE6B-0FCD1C935602@microsoft.com...
    >> From reading around and from my own experience, there seems to be a lot
    >> of problems with Vista Explorer remembering folder view settings
    >> (details, icons, etc).
    >>
    >> Whats the current state of play with this problem? Is there a solution to
    >> it, or a bug fix? Its very annoying to have to change the settings every
    >> now and again when I enter a folder.

    >


      My System SpecsSystem Spec

  9.    09 Feb 2007 #9
    Rock Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    "Extracampine" <lostfrogg@yahoo.co.uk> wrote

    > But its such a basic and fundamental issue to file browsing. How is it
    > possible that this problem exists? I trust they are working on a solution
    > to it.


    Chuckles...you're a trusting soul.

    --
    Rock [MVP - User/Shell]

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  10.    17 Feb 2007 #10
    eric.coraccio@gmail.com Guest

    Re: Vista Explorer Remembering Folder View Settings


    I also just loaded Vista on my PC (Utlimate Version). I am having the
    same issue. I usually deselect "Remember each folder's view settings"
    so that I can just sort by List on the main directory and it will List
    for all subdirectories. Always worked fine in XP. But with Vista if I
    set the main directory to List all the subdirectories are different (I
    think with Details). But it seems to save it for the directories that
    I change it to in the future when I go back. It seems like it is doing
    the "Remember each folder's view settings" even though it is
    unchecked. If anyone figures it out that would be great.

    Also is there anyway to change the columns and have them permantely
    stay that way for all sub directories, etc.

    Thanks.
    On Feb 9, 3:21 pm, "Rock" <r...@nospam.net> wrote:
    > "Extracampine" <lostfr...@yahoo.co.uk> wrote
    >
    > > But its such a basic and fundamental issue to file browsing. How is it
    > > possible that this problem exists? I trust they are working on a solution
    > > to it.

    >
    > Chuckles...you're a trusting soul.
    >
    > --
    > Rock [MVP - User/Shell]



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