Windows 10: Folder View Settings and Desktop Icon Positions Not Saving

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  1. Posts : 1
    windows10
       #481

    zash said:
    i made an automated one-click fix.

    Attachment 39490

    if you are using a 64-bit windows 10, please use run_64bit.bat
    -or-
    if you are using a 32-bit windows 10, please use run_32bit.bat

    thanks so much. This was driving me mad!
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  2. Posts : 2
    Win 10 Pro
       #482

    Just in case this hasn't been mentioned: I am still using Iconoid to solve the problem of rogue icons. It works a charm, though I don't use it for any other function than position holding.

    Cheers
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  3. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Professional
       #483

    Folder View Arrangement Still Not Saving


    vkaraoke said:
    Hi everyone,

    I seem to be having 2 issues with Windows 10 Pro x64 that occur simultaneously. The 2 issues are that my desktop icon positions are not being remembered (always shifting to the left after reboot - auto align is off) and my folder view settings are not being saved (change folder preference to thumbnail view -> close window -> reopen same folder but always displays list mode).

    The things I have tried so far is:
    - Rebooting into safe mode and typing in sfc /scannow in the command prompt (did not fix)
    - Rebuilding my Windows 10 icon cache using the .bat file and methods found here (did not fix)

    It seems the only way to fix these issues to to format and perform a clean install of Windows or recovering from a previously working cloned Windows 10. However, regardless of the approach, after a few days the 2 issues will emerge simultaneously after some point.

    I was wondering if anyone else was/is experiencing these issues or if there are any fixes I could try? Thanks.



    Edit: 9/22/2015

    It seems to be reported by a majority of folks here in the forums that there is a strong correlation between Windows 10 (any version) and ESET (antivirus or security suite - doesn't matter which version). Essentially, if/when ESET detects a virus and proceeds to remove or quarantine the virus, the result afterwards is that ESET does something to the windows registry that *borks* the registry and thus will result in the 2 issues being discussed.

    Several members have attempted various approaches to fix the problem to no avail. It has been suggested that the only way to permanently fix the problem is to completely reformat Windows 10 (clean install) and use a different antivirus program (do not install ESET after the clean installation).
    *It is important to note that uninstalling ESET AFTER experiencing these issues will not fix the problem as the damage is already done*

    In addition, a thread has been created in the official ESET forums which brings up the 2 issues can be found here:
    https://forum.eset.com/topic/6033-wi...-is-installed/

    I'll update the OP when new development arises.


    Edit: 10/4/2015 [ESET Update Fix]

    ESET moderator Marcos has announced an update which should permanently fix the issues for many users.





    Edit: 9/27/2015 [Manual Fix] [For Auto Fix Scroll Further Down]

    A user from the ESET forums named AREZCO has posted a manual fix.

    Run regedit (start menu > run/search > regedit) and go to these 2 destinations:


    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Wow6432Node\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1}\InProcServer32\

    -AND-

    HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\CLSID\{42aedc87-2188-41fd-b9a3-0c966feabec1}\InProcServer32\

    Double click on (Default) and replace "%SystemRoot%\SysWow64\shell32.dll" with "%SystemRoot%\system32\windows.storage.dll" in both file destinations.

    If you are receiving a message saying that you do not have permission to modify your registry keys then follow the steps in the section below. After giving yourself permission to modify the registry keys proceed to modify the registry keys in the two locations stated above. When both of the registry keys have been changed restart your computer and see if the issues have been resolved.

    On another note, for people who feel uncomfortable or don't know know to modify their registry files, you can download and install these files which were created by forum resident chimera8888 which will automatically apply the registry fixes stated above. However, you will still need to give yourself permission to edit the registry keys (see section below).



    How To Give Yourself Permission To Edit The Registry Keys

    **It is important to note that you need to have permission to change the value of these keys so in order to do that you must perform the steps stated below.**




    **For people who feel uncomfortable or don't know know to modify their registry files, you can download and install these files which were created by forum resident chimera8888 which will automatically apply the registry fixes stated above. However, you will still need to give yourself permission to edit the registry keys (see paragraph above).**





    Edit: 9/27/2015 [Auto Fix]

    Forum user Zash has provided an auto fix which can now be used. You must reboot into safe mode first and then proceed to run the applicable version depending on which version of Windows 10 you are using (32 bit or 64 bit). If you are unsure how to boot into safe mode then visit http://www.7tutorials.com/4-ways-boo...ode-windows-10

    Hello. I ran the auto fix on Windows 10, which solved part of the problem. Things like my column sizes are being saved, but the view of how the folder is organized, e.g., by name or date, is not being saved. Any suggestions?
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  4. Posts : 61,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #484

    Hello koshercamhotdog, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you might see if resetting folder view settings back to default may allow them to be remembered afterwards.

    How to Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10

    In addition, you can back up and restore your folder views as needed to help.

    How to Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10
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  5. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Professional
       #485

    Brink said:
    Hello koshercamhotdog, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    If you like, you might see if resetting folder view settings back to default may allow them to be remembered afterwards.

    How to Reset Folder View Settings to Default in Windows 10

    In addition, you can back up and restore your folder views as needed to help.

    How to Backup and Restore Folder View Settings in Windows 10
    Thanks for replying. I tried setting them back to default, then ran the bat file again, but with no effect. Is there a place in the registry that I can edit to force Windows to save the settings for each folder? For the life of me I don't know why Microsoft eliminated that option.
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  6. Posts : 61,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #486

    It can't be manually edited per folder.

    If this is in a library, then all folders included in a library share the same folder view. One change in one folder will affect all folders in the library. Are these folders this happening in?

    In addition, folder views are not remembered for removable locations. For example, USB flash drive.
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  7. Posts : 3
    Windows 10 Professional
       #487

    Brink said:
    It can't be manually edited per folder.

    If this is in a library, then all folders included in a library share the same folder view. One change in one folder will affect all folders in the library. Are these folders this happening in?

    In addition, folder views are not remembered for removable locations. For example, USB flash drive.
    Yes, they're all in the documents library. I have seen threads for earlier versions of Windows that editing the registry eliminated the new default in Windows 10, which is that all folders have the same setting. There is no such solution for Windows 10? Thanks again.
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  8. Posts : 61,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #488

    It's the same since Windows 7 for libraries.
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  9. Posts : 2
    W10
       #489

    I've done everything that's in the topic but none of it worked, actually, my registry keys were already like that, is there another fix?
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  10. Posts : 61,465
    64-bit Windows 11 Pro for Workstations
       #490

    Notare said:
    I've done everything that's in the topic but none of it worked, actually, my registry keys were already like that, is there another fix?
    Hello Notare, and welcome to Ten Forums. :)

    Please provide more details.

    If this is in a library, then all folders included in a library share the same folder view. One change in one folder will affect all folders in the library. Are these folders this happening in?

    In addition, folder views are not remembered for removable locations. For example, USB flash drive.
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