Professional Web Applications Themes

Folder on desktop does not retain view settings. - Windows XP/2000/ME

I have a folder on my desktop that holds my shortcuts. I want it to always show up in icon view, and with the selected size folder. About 90% of the time it returns to the default view for Windows Explorer, (list). I have yet to establish a pattern for when it shows up as desired. Sometime's it changes the view to the default list view within a minute of me changing it. I hve also tried to get Control Panetl and Administrative tools to show up in icon view without success. It's not the end of the world but ...

  1. #1

    Default Folder on desktop does not retain view settings.

    I have a folder on my desktop that holds my shortcuts. I want it to always
    show up in icon view, and with the selected size folder.

    About 90% of the time it returns to the default view for Windows Explorer,
    (list).

    I have yet to establish a pattern for when it shows up as desired.
    Sometime's it changes the view to the default list view within a minute of
    me changing it.

    I hve also tried to get Control Panetl and Administrative tools to show up
    in icon view without success.

    It's not the end of the world but it is irritating.

    Any ideas ?

    Thanks.
    Ned Guest

  2. #2

    Default Re: Folder on desktop does not retain view settings.

    Hi Ned,

    WindowsXP will remember the settings of up to 400 folders, after that it
    starts forgetting some. See this from MVP Kelly for a way to increase this
    number:

    [url]http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm[/url]

    Line 2, increase the folder view size limit to 8000

    --
    Best of Luck,

    Rick Rogers aka "Nutcase" MS-MVP - Win9x
    [url]http://mvp.support.microsoft.com/[/url]
    Associate Expert - WinXP - Expert Zone
    [url]www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/expertzone[/url]
    Win98 Help - [url]www.rickrogers.org[/url]

    "Ned" <nednowhere.ca> wrote in message
    news:Xns93BDB1E10AF69nednowhereca207.46.248.16...
    > I have a folder on my desktop that holds my shortcuts. I want it to always
    > show up in icon view, and with the selected size folder.
    >
    > About 90% of the time it returns to the default view for Windows Explorer,
    > (list).
    >
    > I have yet to establish a pattern for when it shows up as desired.
    > Sometime's it changes the view to the default list view within a minute of
    > me changing it.
    >
    > I hve also tried to get Control Panetl and Administrative tools to show up
    > in icon view without success.
    >
    > It's not the end of the world but it is irritating.
    >
    > Any ideas ?
    >
    > Thanks.

    Rick \Nutcase\ Rogers Guest

Similar Threads

  1. desktop folder is connect to web page
    By SANGEETHA DONKADA in forum Brainstorming Area
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 9th, 09:28 AM
  2. How to retain 3D View while embedding U3D in PDF
    By Nilesh_Raghuvanshi@adobeforums.com in forum Adobe Acrobat SDK
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: March 10th, 01:57 PM
  3. Can I link to desktop folder?
    By darrel in forum Macromedia Dreamweaver
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 23rd, 04:14 PM
  4. How to remove a network folder from desktop?
    By Sean Burke in forum Mac Applications & Software
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: July 8th, 07:56 PM
  5. folder appears on desktop
    By John Savill in forum Windows XP/2000/ME
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: June 30th, 03:35 PM

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  

1 2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 19 20 21 22 23 24 25 26 27 28 29 30 31 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 39 40 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 62 63 64 65 66 67 68 69 70 71 72 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 81 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 109 110 111 112 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139