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littlegreenspud
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Jan 2, 2002, 05:40 PM
 
Hello,

Does anyone else have the annoying problem of the windows losing their layouts all the time?

I set them to "keep arranged by name" but they just keep losing this setting and going back to being in a mess!

thanks
     
Sophus
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Jan 2, 2002, 06:02 PM
 
Originally posted by littlegreenspud:
<STRONG>Hello,

Does anyone else have the annoying problem of the windows losing their layouts all the time?

I set them to "keep arranged by name" but they just keep losing this setting and going back to being in a mess!

thanks</STRONG>
There have been several threads over this already.... look in them.
For a quick fix, open terminal, go to the folder in question, ex. "cd Documents" then do a "ls -la" to list all files. One should be named .DS_Store or something like that. Delete the file with "rm -rf .DS_Store"
The system will then create a new .DS_Store file the next time you access the folder. Chose your look and things will be ok. Not sure why this screws up from time to time, but this is at least a fix.

Sophus

[ 01-02-2002: Message edited by: Sophus ]
     
   
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