I have searched the registry for the location of the shell32 spot where I might change it, but there does not appear to be one. There are four or five locations for Folder Options, but nothing that looks like a setting entry that can be checked under both conditions to see which entry is the one causing the problem.
Any suggestions as to how to solve this problem and keep my "set" settings would be a big help.
I do not believe it has anything to do with any kind of malware...so unless you know 100% for sure that that is the problem, please, with respect, do not suggest that. I am built like a fortress, and I do not feel there is anyway that this would be the cause.
But, then, what do I know but