Is Remember each folder's view settings functionality gone for good?
Everyone remembers this from Windows XP. You goto My Computer/Tools/Folder Options.../View and there used to be a check box for "Remember each folder's view settings"
Is it going to be incorporated into Windows 7 anytime soon?
The main reason why I like it is I want my music folder to always open as simply as possible, with just a list of bands so it ends up being a really thin long window.. it works rather well. Windows 7 has completely lost the capabilities of doing this. I really
don't want to have to resort to a 3rd part app.. please tell me it's being worked on... anyone?
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I have been searching for a solution for about 2 weeks and nothing has worked so far!!
Last night I think i found a workaround. If you want your folders to keep its view settings then you MUST NOT USE THE LIBRARY folders to view!!!! the reason for this is because, Libraries let you access and arrange items from one or more folders quickly without
moving them from their original location. Libraries themselves don't store your files or folders. Instead, they point to different locations on a hard disk or external drive attached to your computer.
So, now that we now that we can try the workaround I did and is working fine for me.
1. go to start - and click your username that is all the way on the right hand corner.
2. go to tools - folder options - in general tab got to be bottom and click " show all folders"
3. now you will see your "Username" folder appear underneath "library". If you expand that folder (username folder) you will see your documents folders, pictures folders, music folders and ect.
4. open any folder you want and customizes the view as you wish. You can do this to every folder !! and it will keep its view settings.
This is worked for me!!! I DO NOT USE THE FOLDERS UNDER LIBRARY BECAUSE THEY WILL NOT KEEP THERE SETTINGS!!! SO I JUST CLOSE THE LIBRARY AND KEEP ONLY EXPANDED MY USERNAME AND ALL FOLDERS UNDER IT.
HOPE THIS HELPS..... PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF IT WORKED AND IF YOU HAVE ANY OTHER BETTER WAY OF HELPING.
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