Take the 2-minute tour ×
Super User is a question and answer site for computer enthusiasts and power users. It's 100% free, no registration required.

after a damn malware,

icons of windows explorer folder are always set to one single type of view, common to every folder of my computer

before the malware, when in IE c:\myfolder i do set the "big icons" view,

closing explorer.exe,

then returning to c:\myfolder i was still viewing "big icons"... now, after the malware, the view is always reset to the "details view"

the same thing happens with the display order of the icons, if i do set "order by date", returning back in the same folder, the display order is returned back to "alphabetically order"

is there a way to restore the original functionality?

thank you in advance (and feel free to correct my english)!

share|improve this question

1 Answer 1

Delete the following registry keys (with **) to reset your folder views

32bit Windows 7

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **BagMRU**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **Bags** 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\ **Bags**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\ **BagMRU** 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\LocalSettings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **BagMRU**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **Bags** 

.

64bit Windows 7

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **BagMRU**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **Bags**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\ **Bags**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\ShellNoRoam\ **BagMRU**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **BagMRU**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **Bags** 
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **Bags**
HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Wow6432Node\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\ **BagMRU** 
share|improve this answer
    
hi my friend... i've just restarted my windows, but nothing is changed, sadly, folders are still returning back to default view :( –  skyline26 Aug 21 '12 at 20:40
    
also, i've followed this (with fixit and manually) without success support.microsoft.com/kb/813711 –  skyline26 Aug 21 '12 at 21:04
    
maybe I misunderstand you, if you change the view settings they do not stick when you re-open a folder? –  Moab Aug 21 '12 at 21:43
    
yes :( IE, if i set arrange icons by date, this setting is not still there when i re-open the same folder –  skyline26 Aug 21 '12 at 21:51
    
malware sucks, sometimes damage is so obscure you have to re-install the OS. –  Moab Aug 21 '12 at 23:53

Your Answer

 
discard

By posting your answer, you agree to the privacy policy and terms of service.

Not the answer you're looking for? Browse other questions tagged or ask your own question.