Personal folders show "Small Icons" view

Posted: 02-07-2009, 08:10 AM
I have Vista Home Personal.

In Windows Explorer, I have configured all my "Personal" folders (the
"green" folders") to be as follows:

Template = "Documents"
View = "Details"

In Windows Explorer, everything is fine. However, if these same folders
appear in (a) a downloads dialog (IE or FF), or (b) a "Save As" dialog, or
(c) any "Browse for files" dialog, the folders do not display correctly. Here
are the details:

- The folders are green, which is OK
- If I right-click on a green folder, and click Properties > Customize,
then the template is "Documents", and "Also apply this template to all
sub-folders is checked. This is OK
- However, if I then open a green folder, the contents are displayed in
the "Small icons" view, rather than the "Details" view. All sub-folders are
also in "Small icons" view.

I'm no geek, but to me it looks as if the info for Personal folders for
Windows Explorer is being stored in one part of the registry. For all other
dialogs, the registry location must be different.

Any advice?
..

Personal folders show "Small Icons" view


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JimB
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Re: Personal folders show "Small Icons" view
Posted: 02-08-2009, 03:15 PM

OldGrantonian;1160994 Wrote:
> I have Vista Home Personal
>
> In Windows Explorer, I have configured all my "Personal&quot
> folders (th
> "green" folders&quot to be as follows
>
> Template = "Documents&quot
> View = "Details&quot
>
> In Windows Explorer, everything is fine. However, if these same folder
> appear in (a) a downloads dialog (IE or FF), or (b) a "Sav
> As" dialog, o
> (c) any "Browse for files" dialog, the folders do not displa
> correctly. Her
> are the details
>
> - The folders are green, which is O
> - If I right-click on a green folder, and click Properties
> Customize
> then the template is "Documents", and "Also apply thi
> template to al
> sub-folders is checked. This is O
> - However, if I then open a green folder, the contents are displaye
> i
> the "Small icons" view, rather than the "Details&quot
> view. All sub-folders ar
> also in "Small icons" view
>
> I'm no geek, but to me it looks as if the info for Personal folders fo
> Windows Explorer is being stored in one part of the registry. For al
> othe
> dialogs, the registry location must be different
>
> Any advice
> .
It's a Vista bug that exists since day 1, I wouldn't expect it to eve
being solved. The settings you apply to folders sometimes can chang
randomly. I just think Vista is too unstable to remain those settings
You just have to reset them each time it happens and hope one day the
remain the way you set it. http://i44.tinypic.com/2hp16o8.jp

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Re: Personal folders show "Small Icons" view
Posted: 02-08-2009, 03:58 PM
http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-settings.html

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"JimB" <JimB.3napg3@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
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>
> OldGrantonian;1160994 Wrote:
>> I have Vista Home Personal.
>>
>> In Windows Explorer, I have configured all my &quot;Personal&quot;
>> folders (the
>> &quot;green&quot; folders&quot to be as follows:
>>
>> Template = &quot;Documents&quot;
>> View = &quot;Details&quot;
>>
>> In Windows Explorer, everything is fine. However, if these same folders
>> appear in (a) a downloads dialog (IE or FF), or (b) a &quot;Save
>> As&quot; dialog, or
>> (c) any &quot;Browse for files&quot; dialog, the folders do not display
>> correctly. Here
>> are the details:
>>
>> - The folders are green, which is OK
>> - If I right-click on a green folder, and click Properties >
>> Customize,
>> then the template is &quot;Documents&quot;, and &quot;Also apply this
>> template to all
>> sub-folders is checked. This is OK
>> - However, if I then open a green folder, the contents are displayed
>> in
>> the &quot;Small icons&quot; view, rather than the &quot;Details&quot;
>> view. All sub-folders are
>> also in &quot;Small icons&quot; view.
>>
>> I'm no geek, but to me it looks as if the info for Personal folders for
>> Windows Explorer is being stored in one part of the registry. For all
>> other
>> dialogs, the registry location must be different.
>>
>> Any advice?
>> ..
>
> It's a Vista bug that exists since day 1, I wouldn't expect it to ever
> being solved. The settings you apply to folders sometimes can change
> randomly. I just think Vista is too unstable to remain those settings.
> You just have to reset them each time it happens and hope one day they
> remain the way you set it. http://i44.tinypic.com/2hp16o8.jpg
>
>
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OldGrantonian
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Re: Personal folders show "Small Icons" view
Posted: 02-08-2009, 04:18 PM
Thanks for the response

Before making my first post, I used your link to set my Personal folders. As
a result, all files and folders in Windows Explorer are perfect ("Details"
view). And they are persistent.

My problem (as stated in my first post) is that if these folders are viewed
in any dialog box except Windows Explorer, then the view is "Small icons".



"Dave" wrote:
> http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70...-settings.html
>
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> http://get.live.com/wlmail/overview
> http://download.live.com/wlmail
>
>
> "JimB" <JimB.3napg3@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com> wrote in message
> news:JimB.3napg3@no-mx.forums.vistaheads.com...
> >
> > OldGrantonian;1160994 Wrote:
> >> I have Vista Home Personal.
> >>
> >> In Windows Explorer, I have configured all my "Personal"
> >> folders (the
> >> "green" folders") to be as follows:
> >>
> >> Template = "Documents"
> >> View = "Details"
> >>
> >> In Windows Explorer, everything is fine. However, if these same folders
> >> appear in (a) a downloads dialog (IE or FF), or (b) a "Save
> >> As" dialog, or
> >> (c) any "Browse for files" dialog, the folders do not display
> >> correctly. Here
> >> are the details:
> >>
> >> - The folders are green, which is OK
> >> - If I right-click on a green folder, and click Properties >
> >> Customize,
> >> then the template is "Documents", and "Also apply this
> >> template to all
> >> sub-folders is checked. This is OK
> >> - However, if I then open a green folder, the contents are displayed
> >> in
> >> the "Small icons" view, rather than the "Details"
> >> view. All sub-folders are
> >> also in "Small icons" view.
> >>
> >> I'm no geek, but to me it looks as if the info for Personal folders for
> >> Windows Explorer is being stored in one part of the registry. For all
> >> other
> >> dialogs, the registry location must be different.
> >>
> >> Any advice?
> >> ..
> >
> > It's a Vista bug that exists since day 1, I wouldn't expect it to ever
> > being solved. The settings you apply to folders sometimes can change
> > randomly. I just think Vista is too unstable to remain those settings.
> > You just have to reset them each time it happens and hope one day they
> > remain the way you set it. http://i44.tinypic.com/2hp16o8.jpg
> >
> >
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> > Posted via http://www.vistaheads.com
> >
>
 
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