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Old August 10th 04, 01:13 AM
Otto Pilot
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Default Saving Folders Settings In XP Home SP1

I've tried the reg hack for increasing # of folders xp will remember
the settings for. I've checked and unchecked all the boxes that are
supposed to remember settings. I've also pressed CTRL when exiting
folders. NONE of them have worked.

I might add that everything was fine until I got the BKDR_HACDEF.73.B
virus. Took me 4 days to get rid of it. Perhaps a dll file could
have been mangled. Anyway, before the virus, ALL folder settings
remembered. After the virus, NO folder settings remembered
HELP PLEASE


Thanks!




Otto Pilot
(manual inflation required)

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Old August 10th 04, 01:21 AM
David Candy
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Default Saving Folders Settings In XP Home SP1

The store may be corrupt. Type regedit in Start Run and delete all these =
keys. Then read the last section carefully (Apply to All).

Delete these keys or values from the registry. This will reset many =
things like saved folder settings.
Type Regedit in Start - Run
Click Start - Turn Off Computer (or maybe Shutdown) - Ctrl + Alt + Shift =
+ click Cancel (or Close) (your Desktop and Start Menu now disappear).


In Regedit navigate to each of these keys and delete them
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer and =
delete the value
Shellstate

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Cabi=
netState and delete the value
Settings

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Stre=
ams
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Stre=
amsMRU (may not exist)
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell \Bags
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell NoRoam\BagMRU
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell NoRoam\Bags
[the above one is what reset deletes, 90% of the time it is sufficient =
but 10% of the time the BagMRU needs to be deleted too. If you know what =
cross linked files are the same thing is happening here - the BagMRU =
point to the wrong Bag or serveral BagMRU point to the same bag]



Then in Task Manager, File - Run type explorer. (Start menu and Desktop =
come back).

You then need to reconfigure explorer and the desktop.

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Understanding Saved Views and Browsing Folders
In Windows 2000 Professional, the view you use is not always permanently =
saved in Windows Explorer. You can control whether the views you use are =
saved permanently or temporarily by using the Remember each folder's =
view settings check box on the View tab of the Folder Options dialog box =
(see figure 9.3).=20

By default the Remember each folder's view settings option is enabled. =
When you choose to leave this setting enabled, the following happens:=20

a.. The changes you make to a folder's view is automatically saved =
when you close the folder.=20
b.. The view you use to view one folder is not applied to other =
folders.=20
c.. When you open a folder, it opens in the view you used when you =
last viewed it.=20
When you clear the check box for Remember each folder's view settings, =
the following happens:=20

a.. When you start Windows Explorer, the first folder you view =
displays in the folder's saved view. Windows Explorer holds that view in =
temporary memory and applies it to all the folders that you visit while =
Windows Explorer remains open unless you manually alter the view.=20
b.. As you browse to other folders (after the initial folder is =
opened), the saved view for each folder is ignored, and when you quit =
Windows Explorer, the folder view that you have been using to view =
multiple folders is deleted from temporary memory.=20
c.. The next time you open Windows Explorer, once again, it is the =
saved view of the first folder you open that determines how you view =
multiple folders.=20
Setting All Folders to the Same View
Some users want to have all their Windows Explorer folders set to the =
same view. In Windows 2000 Professional, the default setting is that any =
change made to a folder's view is automatically saved when you close the =
folder and is not applied to other folders. However, you can set all =
folders to the same view by using the Folder Options command as =
described in the following procedure.=20

To set all folders to the same view=20
1.. In My Computer or Windows Explorer, set the view to your =
preference.=20
2.. On the Tools menu, click Folder Options.=20
3.. In the Folder Options dialog box, click the View tab.=20
4.. Under Folder Views, click Like Current Folder.=20
Important The Remember each folder's view settings check box on the View =
tab of the Folder Options dialog box (see Figure 9.3) affects how the =
view settings of individual folders are applied and saved. For more =
information about the impact of clearing this check box, see =
"Understanding Saved Views and Browsing Folders" earlier in this =
chapter.=20

Windows 2000 Resource Kit

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And check

NoSaveSettings=20
HKCU\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Pol icies\Explorer=20
Data type Range Default value=20
REG_DWORD 0 | 1 0 =20

Description
Prevents users from saving certain changes to the=20
desktop. Users can change the desktop, but some changes,=20
such as the positions of open windows and the size and=20
position of the taskbar, are not saved when users log=20
off. Shortcuts placed on the desktop are always saved.

This entry stores the setting of the Don't save settings=20
at exit Group Policy. Group Policy adds this entry to the=20
registry with a value of 1 when you enable the policy. If=20
you disable the policy or set it to Not configured, Group=20
Policy deletes the entry from the registry and the system=20
behaves as though the value is 0.

Value Meaning=20
0 (or not in registry) The policy is disabled or=20
not configured. Changes to the desktop are saved.=20
1 The policy is enabled. Some changes to the desktop are not saved.=20

Windows 2000 Resource Kit Reference

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=3D

Saved folder settings are stored in BagMRU. Defaults and =
network/removable drives are stored in Streams key (as everything was in =
earlier versions).=20

You have to do Apply To All while in a file folder.=20
For each type of object (File Folder, Control Panel, My Computer, etc) =
that you do an Apply to All in it's clsid and the settings are =
created/updated at=20
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Stre=
ams\Defaults=20

{F3364BA0-65B9-11CE-A9BA-00AA004AE837} is ordinary folders, and other =
numbers are what ever they are (My Comp, Control Panel, etc - note My =
Docs is an ordinary folder). They only appear IF you do an apply to all =
in that type of object.

as well as a higher set of defaults at=20
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer\Stre=
ams=20
Settings=3D=20

So the point being in the order that you do things. You want to do your =
overall default setting last. This is how I advised someone who asked

Can someone please tell me how to force Windows to keep=20
the seperate folder view settings I choose? I have=20
checked and rechecked the box in folder options for it to=20
remember, but it has no memory for that issue. To be more=20
specific; I want to always have the thumbnail view in My=20
Pictures and also in the Control Panel Dialog, but every=20
time I open them I have to manually set that view.



Set Control Panel how you want then Tools - View - Apply To All Folders. =
This sets the global default and the Control Panel type of objects =
defaults (but the system default remains the same - it can't be changed =
but all other defaults/settings override it). Then go to an ordinary =
folder (as My Pics is for this feature) and set it how you want all =
folders but CP. Then Tools - View - Apply To All Folders. This sets the =
global default and the file folder type of object defaults (CP's default =
settings will still override the global). Then set My Pics how you want =
it and do nothing else as we are saving it by the checkbox Remember =
Folder Settings AND BY THE PATH WE GOT THERE. EG

Desktop\My Comp\C:\Documents & Settings\user name\My Docs\My Pics
is a different setting to
Desktop\My Comp\My Docs\My Pics

There is some searching for similar settings but the path used, if too =
different, means it won't find the settings for similar named folders.

The system defaults (and saved settings for individual folders already =
opened) are the only setting unless you've done an Apply To All, eg no =
global or type defaults.



Plus if you hold down control and click close it also updates=20
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Curre ntVersion\Explorer=20
Shellstate=3D=20

This is mainly setting irrelevent things except it holds the global =
sort, which all the others override. But File Open dialog boxes only use =
this setting, so it basically only affects sorting in File Open dialogs. =
But it seems that sometimes an earlier windows versions setting get =
written here and other settings then aren't saved



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"Otto Pilot" wrote in message =
...
I've tried the reg hack for increasing # of folders xp will remember
the settings for. I've checked and unchecked all the boxes that are
supposed to remember settings. I've also pressed CTRL when exiting
folders. NONE of them have worked.=20
=20
I might add that everything was fine until I got the BKDR_HACDEF.73.B
virus. Took me 4 days to get rid of it. Perhaps a dll file could
have been mangled. Anyway, before the virus, ALL folder settings
remembered. After the virus, NO folder settings remembered
HELP PLEASE
=20
=20
Thanks!
=20
=20
=20
=20
Otto Pilot
(manual inflation required)

 




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