My PC has Vista Home Premium and I have from the beginning (2 years ago), set everything to a classic view. I removed the very pretty 3-d "bubbly" look, what ever that's called, and I set ALL folders to open with a LIST view. I like simplicity! This has worked perfectly up until recently when all my folders started opening in the TILE view instead of the LIST view, as I set all folders to use, back at the beginning. There is no human error here. I didn't reset anything and I'm the only one that has access to this machine, but I suspect that some windows update has made this change for me. My machine is only allowed to do the updates that I allow and I only allow what I think are security updates and updates that are listed as critical. I have done the SP3 update. This is driving me nuts! I've tried to freeze these settings again and even gone through the start/windows programs settings to make this condition permanent, but with no luck. I work with many, many images in folders and lists help me see hundreds at once instead of 40 or 50 at once. I work with numbers and don't need the pretty but space gobbling details and thumbnail views. How can I get this computer to stay with my choice?