Windows XP often does some really annoying things, such as automatically customising a folder, changing it's kind into “music”, when it detects that the folder contains music files.

Although for some people this might be useful, for me it’s not. Often I’ll want to sort the files in a folder by different fields, NOT the ones that music folders have.

Easy, I thought, it’s just a case of changing the folder customisation kind back to “Document”. Wrong.

Here you can see the default “Arrange Icons By” menu, that comes with a “music” folder…[<p class="lead"> Windows XP often does some really annoying things, such as automatically customising a folder, changing it’s kind into “music”, when it detects that the folder contains music files. </p>

Although for some people this might be useful, for me it’s not. Often I’ll want to sort the files in a folder by different fields, NOT the ones that music folders have.

Easy, I thought, it’s just a case of changing the folder customisation kind back to “Document”. Wrong.

Here you can see the default “Arrange Icons By” menu, that comes with a “music” folder…](http://wade.be/upload/arrange_icons_by-folder.jpg)

But we don’t want this, we want our standard fields back!

In Explorer, go to View -> “Choose Details”.

A dialogue will appear…

From here we can choose date modified, and various other “details” or “fields” that we’d like to “arrange icons by”.

Enjoy!