Fixed: Folder’s View Settings Continuously Changes

By: Radu Tyrsina
Less than a 1 minute read

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.
Folder's view settings continuously changes between different folder types in Windows
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

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