Microsoft has recently released an important update to take care of the following problem – ‘folder’s view settings continuously changes between different folder types in Windows’. Let’s have a look at some more details regarding this fix.
The issue that we’re discussing about today goes by the ‘codename’ of KB 3016305 and it is part of a bigger update roll-out, KB 3013769. The file has been released for quite a while, but only now have we decided to have a look at it. The official problem is described like this – ‘Folder’s view settings continuously changes between different folder types in Windows‘ and here’s how the sympton has been described:
This issue occurs because Windows 8.1, Windows RT 8.1, or Windows Server 2012 R2 uses the sniffing logic that sends the explorer.exe process into a refresh loop. Therefore, the folder type is refreshed based on the file types in the folder.
The fix applies to a good number of Windows versions, such as the following:
- Windows Server 2012 R2 Datacenter, Windows Server 2012 R2 Standard, Windows Server 2012 R2 Essentials, Windows Server 2012 R2 Foundation
- Windows 8.1 Enterprise
- Windows 8.1 Pro
- Windows 8.1
- Windows RT 8.1