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    Lots of time when I open folders (especially music folders) it seems the properties are all messed up. Sometimes it will show the files in icons and sometimes in a list and other time in details (the way I want them to be shown). The folder are not saving my settings for some reason. Its not even saving which columns i want to show up (such as Artist, Title, Length). Help?

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    Originally posted by ninjamonkey@25 July 2004 - 19:46
    Lots of time when I open folders (especially music folders) it seems the properties are all messed up.* Sometimes it will show the files in icons and sometimes in a list and other time in details (the way I want them to be shown).* The folder are not saving my settings for some reason.* Its not even saving which columns i want to show up (such as Artist, Title, Length). Help?
    If this doesn't happen when you close and then re-open a folder, but rather after a while not opening the folder that the view is messed in, then its prolly because Windows only remembers the individual settings for the last 20 or so folders viewed.
    I believe there's a setting in the registry somewhere to change the value to a higher one, but I don't know where.

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    if you want all folders to be shown as a list, just set one folder's appearance as list, then go to Tools > Folder Options > View >
    and click the "Apply To All Folders" button.

    also, if you get tweak ui for xp, you can change the number of folder view settings that windows remembers.

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    To change the remember folder settings to 5000.
    Follow these steps, and then quit Registry Editor:

      1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
      2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
      3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
      4. Type BagMRU Size, and then press ENTER.
      5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
      6. Type 5000, and then click OK.

    Follow these steps:

      1. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

          HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam
      2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
      3. Type BagMRU Size, and then press ENTER.
      4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
      5. Type 5000, and then click OK.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813711

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    Originally posted by Jg427@25 July 2004 - 22:57
    To change the remember folder settings to 5000.
    Follow these steps, and then quit Registry Editor:

    *  1. Click Start, click Run, type regedit, and then click OK.
    *  2. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

    * * * HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell
    *  3. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    *  4. Type BagMRU Size, and then press ENTER.
    *  5. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    *  6. Type 5000, and then click OK.

    Follow these steps:

    *  1. Locate and then click the following key in the registry:

    * * * HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam
    *  2. On the Edit menu, point to New, and then click DWORD Value.
    *  3. Type BagMRU Size, and then press ENTER.
    *  4. On the Edit menu, click Modify.
    *  5. Type 5000, and then click OK.

    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?kbid=813711
    Good tip, thanks!

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