When I first started using Vista, I noticed I would go into a folder sometimes and the view would be something totally different than everything else (usually huge folder icons). There wasn’t any rhyme or reason for it, and I couldn’t find any checkboxes to make it stop. Once it started happening on one folder, it seemed to get progressively worse. I found that clearing the “saved views” from my registry typically fixed the problem for a little while, so I created a REG file to remove all saved folder views. At first, I would just clear the keys when I started having the issue. But, after getting tired of digging for the REG file every few weeks, I finally decided I’d just set the file to import (delete the keys) whenever I login. I haven’t had the problem since.
Here is the information in my REG file: [more]
Windows Registry Editor Version 5.00