and my problem with folders maintaining their views has been solved. I never had this problem before, it had me baffled. After I installed a program to a subfolder in my D drive and customized that new program folder (and some of its subfolders), My Computer wouldn't maintain its folder setting. But when I changed My Computer back to "Arrange Icons by Type" and "Show in Groups", the folder containing the new program folder also changed to "Show in Groups"! I reset that program folder back to "Arrange icons by type" and "Auto Arrange", and then My Computer took on that setting as well! This happened back and forth, after a couple reboots.
Can't thank you enough for saving my sanity.