Any folder on an HD partition is set to "Detail" in View settings (call it Folder A). “Remember each Folder’s view settings” is selected under Tools/Folder Options/View. “Apply to All Folders” is selected. Okay is selected, but subfolders under Folder A retain there Icon view, as do Folders in other partitions. Close Folder A and open another folder, e.g., My Documents or a folder on another HD partition (call it Folder B). Change Folder B using same procedure as above to, for example, Detail view. Open Folder A again and it has defaulted back to the Icon view (and vice versa). MS solution was attempted: (http://support.microsoft.com/kb/813711/en-us). Automatic “Fix It” was tried – didn’t work. Changed registry manually to increase number of folders to 5000 – didn’t work. Is there a known fix or will the Xp OS have to be reloaded to cure the problem? Dell Optiplex 320, Win Xp Pro SP3. 2GB RAM. Two partitions: C & D. An identical computer does not have this issue.
Software/Hardware used: Optiplex 320, Win Xp Pro SP3. 2GB RAM