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Cannot Save Properties Of Folders


I create a folder, call it test, on my desktop and click on "organize" and then "layout" and turn off the "navigation pane" this is the way i want this folder to appear. I then close the folder. If i re-open it right away it looks as i left it. However, now i click on "windows explorer" and it does not have a "navigation pane" which it needs, so i click on "organize" then "layout" and then "navigation pane". I finish with "windows explorer" and close it and go back to my "test" folder and lo and behold it has a "navigation pane". Shouldn't i be able to maintain different appearances for different folders and applications?

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