Apply the Same View Settings to All Your Folders

One of the things I both like and dislike about Vista is that it remembers your view settings for each individual folder. You might have a photo folder with the navigation pane enabled and extra-large icons, a document folder with the preview pane and Details view, and so on; Vista remembers these settings from one session to the next.

Of course, some users would undoubtedly prefer to have the same view settings for all folders. Fortunately, there's an easy way to make Vista ignore all custom-view settings and just use the defaults for each and every folder. Here's how:

1. Click Start, type Folder Options, and then hit Enter.

2. Click the View tab.

3. Scroll down until you find Remember each folder's view settings, which is enabled by default. Clear the checkbox.

4. Click OK and you're done!

Presto: All folders will now use whatever view settings you choose.

What do you think? Do you like custom views for each folder, or do you prefer view consistency?

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