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Browse File Dialog does not remember the last folder visited

Posted on 2003-11-30
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I get this problem occasionally when I click the 'browse' button that pops up the Open File dialog.
For example, I opened the properties of a file to customize its icon, so I go to "Customize Icon" and choose Browse. I navigate to the icon I want and apply it. The next time I want to customize my icons, I'd have to navigate all the way to the folder with my icons again. The dialog doesn't seem to remember my last visited folder. Is there a way to fix this?
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Question by:Aphroditus
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sramesh2k earned 125 total points
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If you are referring to the open/saveas box:

The common dialog box does not retain the settings. This is a bug in XP and Microsoft is aware of this. There is no resolution for this problem yet.
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by:sunray_2003
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I have seen windows xp remembering it if I use word or other application. Well I have not noted down the applications that remembers that but I know for sure it does..

However, I would go by Ramesh's comment


Sunray
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Thanks Ramesh.
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by:sramesh2k
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word and other msoffice appls wont use the common dialog box. So the settings are remembered.

To test with, open notepad, file open > customize settings and close notepad.
reopen to see if it is saved.

Most welcome, Aphroditus.
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by:sunray_2003
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Ramesh,

I open notepad
i go to file --> open and the dialog box opens.. Where is the customize settings ?

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by customize, i meant for ex, say sort the folders according to your wish or set it as detail view and open a file.

Close notepad and again choose file open. See it the folder views and sort order (specified by you) is retained.
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