Icons stuck on "Thumbnail View"

By pjfarr
Dec 1, 2005
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  1. I can't seem to get the icon view out of "Thumbnail" mode in certain open/save dialog boxes. I keep having to change it back to list view (my preference) every time I use the open or save dialogs, even during the same session. I saw a post about this before but can't remember where. In Explorer and My Computer windows, the folder views I set up are remembered. It just seems to happen in the open/save dialog icon views.

    ~P.J.Farrauto
  2. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    Set the folder you want to whatever view you like, then click on the tools menu, and select folder options. Click on the view tab. In the advanced settings, make sure the remember each folder`s view settings is checked. Click apply/ok.

    Regards Howard :)
  3. pjfarr

    pjfarr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    The problem is not with regular windows opened in Explorer or My Computer. It's the icon view I see when I click on "Open" or "Save" from a program's File menu. When the resulting dialog box comes up, the icons I see in the dialog box are in Thumbnail view. I'd like to see "List style" icons when in these dialog boxes.

    ~P.J.F.
  4. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso Newcomer, in training Posts: 25,948   +17

    I`m sorry, I misunderstood. :eek:

    I don`t know how to solve your problem.

    My computer running XP does exactly the same, although it doesn`t really bother me.

    However, I would be very interested in any solution you find.

    Regards Howard :)
  5. Rick

    Rick TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,304   +52 Staff Member

    I don't have the time to look at the moment... nor do I know the answer off the top of my head.. But try the Microsoft Knowledgebase in my signature.
  6. pjfarr

    pjfarr Newcomer, in training Topic Starter Posts: 19

    Hey guys, thanks for taking the time. I saw an article on this somewhere (at a time when I didn't have this problem) and now that I need it, I can't remember where I saw it. Anyway, I will resolve this and will be sure to post my findings. (BTW Thanks Rick for the link. It didn't solve my beef, but I found a lot of other useful info at least).

    Stay tuned...

    ~P.J.F.
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