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Thursday, 02 October 2008 09:11

Problem: By default Vista will choose the view of your folder by its contents. Although it's mostly acceptable there are a few folders that behavior is very annoying for me. I have a download folder that is constantly resetting to 'Pictures and Music' or the 'Music Detail' view.

Fix: Although I could not find a way to lock one folder down, I did find a way to disable automatic folder template type selection completely.

Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00
; Reset and delete all saved folder customizations and settings.
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]
; Turn off Vista auto folder type template discovery.
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags\AllFolders\Shell]



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