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default folder view - film strip/thumbnails etc

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by ZenMasta, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. ZenMasta

    ZenMasta Flightless Bird

    There are a couple of folders I store images in and every time I open the
    folder it displays as filmstrip view even though time and time again I
    change it to thumbnails.

    Is there a way I can set a folder to always open up in thumbnail view
    instead of filmstrip?
     
  2. ju.c

    ju.c Flightless Bird

    XP's folder views can be a nasty beast. Try resetting it.

    1. Open "Folder Options", then the "View" tab.
    2. Scroll down and check "Remember each folder's view settings".
    3. Click the "Reset All Folders" button.
    4. Close Explorer, then restart it and see if it works properly now.


    ju.c


    "ZenMasta" <Rob@nospam.com> wrote in message news:u9pENVRtKHA.928@TK2MSFTNGP04.phx.gbl...
    > There are a couple of folders I store images in and every time I open the
    > folder it displays as filmstrip view even though time and time again I
    > change it to thumbnails.
    >
    > Is there a way I can set a folder to always open up in thumbnail view
    > instead of filmstrip?
    >
     
  3. pip22

    pip22 Flightless Bird

    Open the folder and leave it set to filmstrip view.
    Go to 'View' --> 'Customise this folder'
    change template type for this folder.
    If the folder contains sub-folders you want to be the same, tick the
    appropriate box.
    Click 'OK'
    View should change to thumbnails - if it doesn't choose a different
    template type.
    That setting should now stick for that folder.
     
  4. VanguardLH

    VanguardLH Flightless Bird

    ZenMasta wrote:

    > There are a couple of folders I store images in and every time I open the
    > folder it displays as filmstrip view even though time and time again I
    > change it to thumbnails.
    >
    > Is there a way I can set a folder to always open up in thumbnail view
    > instead of filmstrip?


    If you configured Windows Explorer to not hide protected system files, one
    of those would be the desktop.ini file inside the folder that contains
    directives on the behaviors of that folder. If you delete a bunch of files
    and happen to also select and delete the desktop.ini folder (because it
    isn't hidden anymore) then you also deletes the settings contained in that
    desktop.ini file for that folder.
     

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