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    Views in Windows Explorer (XP SP2)

    Okay, it's official, I give up. I've got a new laptop, and within a month I can't get Window Explorer "views" working as they should. For example, "Filmstrip" wasn't visible as an option when viewing a folder full of jpg's. Then later it was available (don't know how that changed). And now when I apply "Filmstrip", it gets used even for folders of Word documents. I'm sure I've had it working before where the system worked out the appropriate views.

    I've searched and found a million pieces of advice, many including registry hacks (which I prefer not to get involved with), but it's all extremely confusing.

    Is there a nice neat summary somewhere?

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    Re: Views in Windows Explorer (XP SP2)

    For "Filmstrip" to be available the FOLDER MUST be set as "Pictures or Photo Album" on the tab "Customize" of the properties of the said folder.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Views in Windows Explorer (XP SP2)

    Also, make sure that "Remember each folder's view settings" is ticked in the View tab of Tools | Folder Options... If it is clear, applying a view to a folder will apply to all folders.

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    Re: Views in Windows Explorer (XP SP2)

    <hr>Is there a nice neat summary somewhere?<hr>
    Yup. See post 252,256. It's a longer version of Hans' and Dave's advice.
    -Mark

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