|My folders are not remebering their view settings. The icon arrangements and view keep changing. I like my icons to be set in alphabetical order with the large icons view but it randomly changes to date view and the icons go offscreen and I need top use the scrollbar and I really don't like this. It didn't use to do this until several months ago. I can't find a solution for it.|
I'd rather not reinstall Windows (when you have that many files, it's a big hassle), but I could. I also suspect that this problem is because of the number of folders I have so reinstalling wouldn't do me any good.
I've been reading things (for xp) (BagMRU) that says that you can add a registry key that will expand the folder view cache from 200 folders and network folders up to 2000 or 4000 or something like that. But I can't find any way to do this for Windows 98/ME
I also read something about "Windows Stream MRU" and something at HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Streams (or StreamMRU) but there's nothing in that key and I couldn't find any hint of what to add there.
I do know about the "max cached icons" registry fix under HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer but I can't find something like this to increase the folder view settings cache.
Resetting the folders' view settings or clicking "like this folder" under "folder options" "view" tab TEMPORARILY works and I even unchecked and rechecked "remember folder view settings" and to no avail.
What would happen to be the registry key or something like that (preferably something that doesn't require a 3rd party program) to fix this for Windows ME?
I have over 3000 folders on my computer as well. Oddly enough, the desktop retains it's settings, it's only a problem with Windows Explorer.
I cannot just delete my folders as I have files in them and I need them organized.
Here's a screenshot of what I'm talking about. The offscreen folders issue is present in both maximized and minimized folders.