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Setting the Open File dialog default view in Vista

In Windows Vista, it looks like everytime I navigate to a new directory a new "View type" is used. Sometimes it's a list, sometimes it's detail, etc.

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"The following article might help:

Delete and Reset Windows Vista Folder Views or Folder Types Settings to Default Clean State

Using Windows Explorer in Windows
Vista is sometimes annoying and
confusing as the folder views settings
and folder types customization is not
working consistently. Folder views
which determines which view, such as
tiles, details, list, small icons,
medium icons, large icons or extra
large icons, that users is using to
browse files and items in Explorer
window, while folder types set the
template which shows kind of folder
and its related commands and buttons
in toolbar. However, the
implementation in Vista is buggy,
messy and abnormal.

The easiest solution all Folder Types
and Folder Views mess in Vista is by
reset all settings and customizations
related to Folder Types and Views to
revert back to out-of-the box
post-installation defaults. Note that
you should try to use Reset Folder in
Folder Options (open by clicking
Organize -> Folder and Search Options
and then go to View tab) before trying
registry hack below.

Registry tweak below will delete and
reset all folder view and folder type
settings to default and clean state by
rebuilding the related registry key,
so that every start fresh again from
scratch. All remembered folder
settings in Windows Explorer for view
state, window position, sort order,
column information, folder type,
toolbar toggles, and search result
views will be lost, and reset to the
original defaults."