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

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU]

[-HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags]