In Windows even if you have selected the Remember each folder’s view settings check box under the Advanced settings menu on the View tab of Folder Options in Control Panel, if your Windows does not remember your folder settings, then this article may interest you.
Specifically, you may be facing the following issues in Windows 7, Windows Vista or Windows XP:
- Microsoft Windows does not remember the View settings for a folder when you reopen the folder. That is, even the Thumbnails, Tiles, Icons, List, Details, etc, settings are not remembered.
- Windows does not remember the size or the position of a folder window when you reopen the folder.
- An incorrect thumbnail image is displayed for a folder.
- The thumbnail image does not appear for a folder.
While you can always edit the registry manually, as mentioned in KB813711 to correct this issue, you might instead want to run the Diagnose and repair Windows File and Folder Problems automatically troubleshooter and let it fix the problem for you.
This package scans your computer and detects if the computer is running Windows XP, Windows Vista, or Windows 7.
For example, if the computer is running Windows Vista or Windows 7, this MATS package verifies that one of the following conditions is true:
The NoSaveSettings registry value in the following registry subkey does not equal to 1:
Additionally, the BagMRU Size registry value in the following registry subkey does not exist or is less than 5000:
The highest subkey number in the following registry subkey is greater than 20% of the BagMRU Size registry value:
Incidentally, this MATS package will also fix other explorer.exe errors like:
- Can’t empty the Recycle Bin in Windows XP or in Windows Vista
- The file or folder does not exist error in Windows Vista
- Network or file permission or folder does not exist error
- Can’t select multiple items after upgrading from Windows XP to Windows Vista
- Icons change incorrectly in Windows.
You can also use FixWin to Reset the Folder View to Default.