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Folders do not retain "view" - Win98SE

By cfales ·
A folder which contains multiple shortcuts and multiple other folders has the "View" set
for "large icons"; it sometimes loses its settings and reverts to "details" or "list)

Nothing is checked for "Arrage Icons"; The folder are arranged arbitrarily.

Tools / Folder Options / General is set for:

Tools / Folder Options / View has check mark for:
Remember each folders settings

The shortcut for this folder in on the QuickLaunch ToolBar and the folder the Shortcut references is C:\Windows\Application Data\Microsoft\Internet Explorer\Quick Launch

1) Am I missing something in the settings which causes it to lose my arrangement of folders?

2) Is there a way to keep a backup of my arrangement of folder?

Many thanks

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by DKlippert In reply to Folders do not retain "vi ...

It's a "feature":
(Type the Q number in the search box at

Cannot Apply Folder Customization Globally



When you customize a folder and then attempt to apply the same customization globally for all folders, all of the customization options applied to the original folder may not be applied globally to all folders.


To work around this behavior, customize each folder's background wallpaper and sorting options separately.


This behavior is by design."

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by cfales In reply to Folders do not retain "vi ...

I don't want to apply this customization to all folders; this customizations was intended for this folder only.

What you suggest in your resolution is what I believe I am already doing.

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