In this article, learn how to fix, if Windows 10 won't remember folder view settings on your system.

While using File Explorer, sometimes we need to resize windows according to needs. At some times we might want Windows to preserve the window setting, so that next time we open same window, it will be in same size as of last time. This is actually referred as folder view settings and Windows should preserve them, by default.

However if you notice that your Windows 10 doesn’t remember folder view settings, here is how to fix.

FIX: Windows 10 Won’t Remember Folder View Settings

FIX 1 – Via Folder Options

1. Press W8K + E to open File Explorer.

2. Under File Explorer ribbon, click View > Options > Change folder and search options.

Windows 10 Won't Remember Folder View Settings

3. In Folder Options window, switch to View tab. Under Folder views, click on Apply to Folders and this should resolve issue.

Windows 10 Won't Remember Folder View Settings

4. If issue still persists, click on Reset folders button in Folder options window shown above. And then set your folder view settings and again click on Apply to Folders.

5. In case if above steps didn’t work, try resetting File Explorer process, using FIX 3 mentioned here.

FIX 2 – Via Registry Editor

Registry Disclaimer: The further steps will involve registry manipulation. Making mistakes while manipulating registry could affect your system adversely. So be careful while editing registry entries and create a System Restore point first.

1. Press W8K + R and type regedit in Run dialog box to open Registry Editor (if you’re not familiar with Registry Editor, then click here). Click OK.

Windows 10 Registry Editor

2. In left pane of Registry Editor window, navigate to following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\Bags

Windows 10 Won't Remember Folder View Settings

3. Now in the right pane of Bags registry key, right click in blank space, select New > DWORD Value. Name the newly created registry DWORD (REG_DWORD) as BagMRU Size. Double click on this registry DWORD to modify its Value data.

Windows 10 Won't Remember Folder View Settings

4. Set the Base to Decimal and input 10000 as Value data. Click OK.

5. Similarly create BagMRU Size DWORD and set it 10000 (Decimal) under following registry key:

HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Classes\Local Settings\Software\Microsoft\Windows\Shell\BagMRU

6. Close Registry Editor and reboot the machine.

After restarting your system, the issue will be no longer present.

Hope this helps!

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