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  1.    17 Sep 2015 #1
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 45
    Microsoft Windows 10 Pro CORE x64

    Windows 10 not saving my folder view options.


    Please, I need help ASAP.

    I don't know why or when but suddenly Windows became unable to save wherever change I made to a folder. Since Win7 I despise this "new" system in which, if you want to make a folder organize it's elements by Modification Time, you must do it in every single folder and if you have a lot, that becomes really annoying. Now, the thing is that I have My Videos folder organize by Modification Time, so I go, right click, view options, more columns..., I pick it and then I do it. But when I reload the folder it doesn't save any of what I just did. It goes back to default which is organize by Name. Also, I have it set to Very Large Icons, that doesn't either. I tried resetting them to default, I tried running sfc/scannow and it did repair something but didn't solve my issue.

    If someone is sharing my fate and happen to find the answer, please share it. I'm on the edge of reformatting. I can't stand this.
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  2.    18 Sep 2015 #2
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 5
    Windows 10 Pro (64 bit)

    I have the same problem.
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  3.    18 Sep 2015 #3
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Canada
    Posts : 86
    64-bit Windows 10

    Same here!
    It started yesterday and it's now enough to switch back and forth and all my view option are resetted.

    And my PC has just been formatted.
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  4.    18 Sep 2015 #4
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Folder options work off of templates for folder type (General, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos).

    The easiest way to set the templates is to go to each of your User folders of that type (Downloads=general, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos) and set the folder columns and view the way you want all folders of that type to appear. Set all things the way you want (column sorted, column position, columns presented, and view - details, list, image size ...)

    When you're happy with the folder presentation, press the file menu on Explorer,

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    select Change folder and search options options

    Press the the view tab

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    Press the [ Apply to Folders ] button

    Repeat the process for each folder type (Downloads=general, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos)
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  5.    18 Sep 2015 #5
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Posts : 22
    Windows 10 Pro

    Guys, please search before posting. This issue is noticed many days ago and there is already a thread here.

    I think you have installed latest eset security software which is believed to be causing this issue. However, uninstallation doesn't help so you have either reset or restore system.
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  6.    18 Sep 2015 #6
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Canada
    Posts : 86
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by CRACING View Post
    Guys, please search before posting. This issue is noticed many days ago and there is already a thread here.

    I think you have installed latest eset security software which is believed to be causing this issue. However, uninstallation doesn't help so you have either reset or restore system.
    I did a really deep search here and in many other site and forum. I've found only here the Eset problem and - as I wrote in the post you mention - I run me too Eset Smart Security.

    My problem started only yesterday and for sure I don't want to reset or restore my newly installed OS.
    However, my software Eset has not been updated to the latest versions (except for anti-virus signatures).


    Any contact with Eset customer care?
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  7.    18 Sep 2015 #7
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Canada
    Posts : 86
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    Folder options work off of templates for folder type (General, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos).

    The easiest way to set the templates is to go to each of your User folders of that type (Downloads=general, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos) and set the folder columns and view the way you want all folders of that type to appear. Set all things the way you want (column sorted, column position, columns presented, and view - details, list, image size ...)
    Repeat the process for each folder type (Downloads=general, Documents, Music, Pictures, Videos)
    This was one of the first things I did.... but in that way I only set all the folders in the same way and this is not what I want.

    I don't want that a folder with zip files, or exe files, comes with large icon view. Nor a document folder.
    So that way is not a good solution and I had to reset all to default view.
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  8.    18 Sep 2015 #8
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Lio View Post
    This was one of the first things I did.... but in that way I only set all the folders in the same way and this is not what I want.

    I don't want that a folder with zip files, or exe files, comes with large icon view. Nor a document folder.
    So that way is not a good solution and I had to reset all to default view.
    Then you missed the point. Set your Documents folder to view details and apply to all Document type folders.

    If you have exe or zip files in a Pictures or Video type folder, then the folder view will show those files as if they were Pictures or Videos - that's the purpose of Apply View to all folders of this type. Where you store things is up to you.

    My suggestion was that you set each folder type the way you want it. This is how I set up my folder types:
    Documents and General folder types display details, sorted by date
    Pictures and Video folder types display medium icons, sorted by name
    Music folder types display large icons, sorted by album

    I've found that the key is to set up the columns, then
    choose the layout (details, iconSize, content, tiles, list, etc), then
    Apply to all folders of that type.

    Libraries work a little differently, so I won't go into that.

    If you post screen shots of what you have and what you want, that would make it a lot easier.

    Thanks
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  9.    18 Sep 2015 #9
    Join Date : Oct 2013
    Penns Forrest
    Posts : 3,506
    Win_8.1-Pro, Win_10.1607-Pro, Mint_17.3

    Quote Originally Posted by Lio View Post
    My problem started only yesterday and for sure I don't want to reset or restore my newly installed OS.

    However, my software Eset has not been updated to the latest versions (except for anti-virus signatures).
    You have a newly installed OS and you have not updated your other software - this is a recipe for errors.

    Here's an ESET link that might help:
    How do I upgrade to Windows 10 with my ESET product installed? ESET Knowledgebase
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  10.    18 Sep 2015 #10
    Join Date : Aug 2015
    Canada
    Posts : 86
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
    You have a newly installed OS and you have not updated your other software - this is a recipe for errors.

    Here's an ESET link that might help:
    How do I upgrade to Windows 10 with my ESET product installed? ESET Knowledgebase
    My fault... I was not clear.
    When I installed Win 10, my Eset Smart Security had not been installed yet.
    I did an installation almost clean: I installed win 8.1 and immediately after, I upgrade to Win 10, without installing any software.

    So, when I installed Eset, automatically I downloaded the right version for Win 10 with the Eset Live installer.
    So, I don't think there is any error.

    And my problem viewing folders started only yesterday. Before there is no problem
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