I have set icon size, grid spacing, and ordering policy in Finder's "View Options" according to my personal preferences. Then I have pushed the "set as default" button and according to my understanding this should provide the Finder with default settings for displaying folder content.
Unfortunately, this approach does not work in any case. Some Folders open according to different settings and I wonder why this is the case. Could it be that the default settings are ignored in certain cases? Maybe it does make a difference if the settings for particular folders have been manually changed before? How can I enforce default settings once and for all?