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I would like to set a few of my folders with a specified zoom level and set to icon view (e.g. my ebook folder) Is there anyway to do this?

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My Nautilus does this by default ... I don't see anything in the settings that would enable or disable this functionality.

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Hmmm very odd, my nautilus most certainly doesn't. I should also probably note that i use nautilus elementary... – Will Sep 29 '10 at 6:50
It seems that remembering settings on a "per folder" basis may be non-elementary my dear Watson. – Nerdfest Sep 29 '10 at 19:53
No, I reinstalled ubuntu and now its all working fine. I had a problem with symlinks all over the system. I wonder if that had broken the folder properties as well. – Will Oct 2 '10 at 15:10

If you change the zoom level and set to icon view in specific folder, it will "remember" this up to a large but finite number of folders.

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