How come my View changes from Details to Thumbnails in Explorer for no reason???

Discussion in 'General Software' started by Metallica_Band, Feb 22, 2004.

  1. Metallica_Band

    Metallica_Band 2[H]4U

    Oct 23, 2002
    Hey there...ok...when I'm in explorer (viewing files not the internet) my View setting sometimes changes from Details to Thumbnails for no reason at all...not it just affects that one I set it back to Details and it's all good again...the folder seems's been happening to me for a long time...I don't think it's a virus or anything bad...I think it's a flaw or a bug or something...does anyone else have this problem??? THANX
    C'YA :cool:
  2. Chenz

    Chenz n00b

    Feb 17, 2004
    I had the EXACT same problem. I've attached the text below on how to fix it.

    Good luck :)

    By default, Windows XP will remember the view settings for the 400 most recently used folders. After that, XP will begin overwriting the data of the oldest folder, and its view setting will be lost. The information is stored in the registry by two keys:


    These keys can be modified to make XP remember more folder settings.

    Open Windows Explorer and go to Tools--Folder Options--View--Advanced Settings. Ensure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is checked.

    Open Regedit and go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell.

    Right-click on "Shell", then follow to New--Key--DWORD Value.

    Name this item "BagMRU Size" (without quotation marks, but with a space between BagMRU and Size).

    Double-click BagMRU Size, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

    Now go to HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam.

    Create another BagMRU Size DWORD Value for "ShellNoRoam". Again, give it a Decimal value of 2000, then click OK.

    You will have two "BagMRU Size" values equal to 0x000007d0 (2000).

    Close the registry and reboot.

    Windows XP will now remember 2000 folder view settings instead of 400

    Always remember to back up your registry.