Its been a while since I have done it, but I think it goes something like....
Click on View
on the Menu Bar, or right click
on a empty area in the Windows Explorer window.
Click on Sort By
, Group By
, or Stack By
. Then choose the sort order you want the window to be sorted by.
Then do the following….
1. Click on Tools
on the Menu bar and click on Folder Options
2. Click on the View
3. Check Remember each folder's view settings
NOTE: If unchecked, Vista will ignore custom view settings for every folder and have every folder open using default settings instead
. Only, uncheck this setting to force all folders to stop using display settings you have specified.
4. Click on Apply
5. Click on the Apply to Folders
6. Click on Yes
to the confirmation prompt.
7. Click on OK
let me know if that works for you.