Open windows showing list of files keeps resetting


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I had this same problem years ago but I don't remember what the fix for it is. Can someone tell me how to stop open windows from resetting the view? Thanks.

I just noticed I have a new build number so it might be something they changed with this last update.
 
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Have you tried file explorer folder views?
Since I am not sure what you are wanting, we could start here in case this is what you are talking about.
Apply Folder View to All Folders in Windows 11 Tutorial
Once you are in folder view options set what you want and then apply the settings.
Hope this is what you are looking for.
 

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Also, your Version/Build number is incomplete, latest has .527 at the end.

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You might be trying too hard to imagine what the problem is. If you're looking at a window with a folder with 1000 files in it, you can only see about 40 of them in one view. So you scroll your way through so you can see what's all in the folder and you get down to 350 to 390 showing in the window. Then the next time you look at that window it's showing the first 40 files again. So you have to scroll back down to where you were so you can continue to examine that folder. After a dozen times of having the folder reset itself to showing only the first 40 items, you look for a solution.

The article on folder view, of course, has nothing to do with this problems but I do wonder how to tell what kind of view you are setting when you click to "make all folders of this type have the same view". How does the computer know whether you're in a window of files of songs or files of some other type?

One more thing. As I said in my question I just updated to a new build. It was build 21 that had the 527 suffix. Mine is now Build 22000 and there is no suffix (yet). Upgrade and see for yourself. I even suspect that the new build is part of the problem since I didn't have this problem of folder windows resetting themselves until after the update.
 

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I just updated to a new build. It was build 21 that had the 527 suffix. Mine is now Build 22000 and there is no suffix (yet). Upgrade and see for yourself.
What upgrade are you talking about? Build 22000.527 is the latest available retail build.

Where are you looking for the build? Look at your Windows specifications in Settings > System > About, or click on Start, type WINVER and run it. Both will show the full build number.

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After a dozen times of having the folder reset itself to showing only the first 40 items, you look for a solution.
A couple things that may or may not have a bearing on the issue:
1. Turn 'Launch folder windows in a separate process' off
the second is quite a bit more obscure:
There's been a tweak floating around the internet for ages called 'Remove annoying focus rectangle from icons and folders'...
I'm not saying you've tried it, but if you have, it has a weird, unfathomable effect on File Explorer.
How does the computer know whether you're in a window of files of songs or files of some other type?
The PC has defaults...

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OK, I tried #1. Will see how that works. No, to #2.

As for the views for different categories I had read about the preset categories. What I'd like to know is what is the program's description of each category. I set up my music folder to show the columns that I want and save that view so that "all folders of this type" will have this view. So, the next time I open a music folder I expect it to look just like what I set up. But how does the program identify that folder as a music folder?

Then if the next folder I open has a list of hardware items and the columns were for size, threaded, anodized. The program would know that's not a music folder and look for another template to use. I know that's probably too technical a question for this site. It's just something I find interesting. How does the program know what kind of folder is open?

Oh, here my build info:
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You were right, Bree. I didn't have the latest update like I thought I did. I have 527 now.
 

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