I have a folder in which I keep files that contain my business expenses on a monthly basis. There are between 24 and 36 files in that folder at any given time. Lately, whenever I open that folder, it displays each file with an icon showing the program that created it. I know I can change the way the files are displayed by clicking on the View, List command, but I'd like to know how to get Windows to open that folder in the List view to begin with. More than anything, I'd like to know why I'm having such a hard time finding out how to do that with Windows XP Help. I spent all of last evening trying to find the solution to this apparantly simple problem, and still came up empty.