WinExplorer does not remember to open with single pane

Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

I use WinXP Pro/SP1. I have set folders to use Classic View.

My folders always open with a dual pane by default.

If I close the left hand pane and save the folder (for example one
with large icons) then when I reopen the folder it has become a
dual-pane folder and has a folder tree on the left hand side.

How can I get te folder to reopen the way i saved it which is as
just a single pane

Thanks for any help.


++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++

PS: I do not have problems with other folders forgetting their
folder views and I have tried Kelly's tweak on line 2 of
http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
which resets the BagMRU sizes:


[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU]
[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags]

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam]
"BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
\Policies\Explorer]
"NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
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  1. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Cori,

    Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
    http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=307856

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Cori" <whoops@worldview.com> wrote in message
    news:96BC935C32D3872A58@204.153.244.156...
    >I use WinXP Pro/SP1. I have set folders to use Classic View.
    >
    > My folders always open with a dual pane by default.
    >
    > If I close the left hand pane and save the folder (for example one
    > with large icons) then when I reopen the folder it has become a
    > dual-pane folder and has a folder tree on the left hand side.
    >
    > How can I get te folder to reopen the way i saved it which is as
    > just a single pane
    >
    > Thanks for any help.
    >
    >
    > ++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++++
    >
    > PS: I do not have problems with other folders forgetting their
    > folder views and I have tried Kelly's tweak on line 2 of
    > http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm
    > which resets the BagMRU sizes:
    >
    >
    > [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\BagMRU]
    > [-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\Bags]
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell]
    > "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam]
    > "BagMRU Size"=dword:00001f40
    >
    > [HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion
    > \Policies\Explorer]
    > "NoSaveSettings"=dword:00000000
  2. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Wed 24 Aug 2005 20:19:01, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
    <news:uC3G97NqFHA.3136@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>

    >
    > "Cori" <whoops@worldview.com> wrote in message
    >

    >>I use WinXP Pro/SP1. I have set folders to use Classic View.
    >> My folders always open with a dual pane by default.
    >> If I close the left hand pane and save the folder (for example
    >> one with large icons) then when I reopen the folder it has
    >> become a dual-pane folder and has a folder tree on the left
    >> hand side.
    >>
    >> How can I get te folder to reopen the way i saved it which is
    >> as just a single pane
    >>
    >> -- snip --


    On Wed 24 Aug 2005 20:19:01, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
    <news:uC3G97NqFHA.3136@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>
    >
    > Cori,
    >
    > Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
    > http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=307856


    Ramesh, if I use the infrmation in this document then I will need
    to put it into a registrty key so that when I click on a folder
    that has the view set to large icons, then it will open only a
    single pane.

    But how do I do that?
  3. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Cori,

    I don't understand why you need to edit the registry. The article states
    that the "/e" switch always starts in Explorer mode (two pane).

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Cori" <whoops@worldview.com> wrote in message
    news:96BD7FA0976EB72A58@66.250.146.159...
    > On Wed 24 Aug 2005 20:19:01, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
    > <news:uC3G97NqFHA.3136@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>
    >
    >>
    >> "Cori" <whoops@worldview.com> wrote in message
    >>
    >
    >>>I use WinXP Pro/SP1. I have set folders to use Classic View.
    >>> My folders always open with a dual pane by default.
    >>> If I close the left hand pane and save the folder (for example
    >>> one with large icons) then when I reopen the folder it has
    >>> become a dual-pane folder and has a folder tree on the left
    >>> hand side.
    >>>
    >>> How can I get te folder to reopen the way i saved it which is
    >>> as just a single pane
    >>>
    >>> -- snip --
    >
    >
    > On Wed 24 Aug 2005 20:19:01, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
    > <news:uC3G97NqFHA.3136@TK2MSFTNGP11.phx.gbl>
    >>
    >> Cori,
    >>
    >> Customize the Windows Explorer Views in Windows XP
    >> http://support.microsoft.com/default.aspx?scid=307856
    >
    >
    > Ramesh, if I use the infrmation in this document then I will need
    > to put it into a registrty key so that when I click on a folder
    > that has the view set to large icons, then it will open only a
    > single pane.
    >
    > But how do I do that?
  4. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    On Thu 25 Aug 2005 13:25:25, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
    <news:#e4ff5WqFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>

    >
    > Cori,
    >
    > I don't understand why you need to edit the registry. The
    > article states that the "/e" switch always starts in Explorer
    > mode (two pane).
    >


    I am double-clicking or pressing enter to open folders. Thry are
    often on the desktop.

    I do not want to write a shortcut (which calls Win Explorer and pass
    it some parms) for every folder I might open! :-)

    I want to double click or press enter. So I figure I need some
    change in some central place like the registry.
  5. Archived from groups: microsoft.public.windowsxp.general,microsoft.public.windowsxp.customize (More info?)

    Open My Computer window.
    Click Tools, Folder Options, then click File Types.
    From the list, locate the entry FOLDER with extension of (NONE).
    Click Advanced, select Open, then Set Default
    Click OK and close the dialog.

    --
    Ramesh, Microsoft MVP
    Windows XP Shell/User
    http://windowsxp.mvps.org


    "Cori" <whoops@worldview.com> wrote in message
    news:96BDECC7838FD72A58@204.153.244.156...
    > On Thu 25 Aug 2005 13:25:25, Ramesh, MS-MVP wrote:
    > <news:#e4ff5WqFHA.2076@TK2MSFTNGP14.phx.gbl>
    >
    >>
    >> Cori,
    >>
    >> I don't understand why you need to edit the registry. The
    >> article states that the "/e" switch always starts in Explorer
    >> mode (two pane).
    >>
    >
    >
    > I am double-clicking or pressing enter to open folders. Thry are
    > often on the desktop.
    >
    > I do not want to write a shortcut (which calls Win Explorer and pass
    > it some parms) for every folder I might open! :-)
    >
    > I want to double click or press enter. So I figure I need some
    > change in some central place like the registry.
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