Sometimes when I set the view for a particular folder in the Macintosh Finder, it doesn't remember the view the next time I log on. How can I set the view so that it will be remembered the next time?
All AFP Servers, including AppleShare on Mac OS, Services for Macintosh on Windows, and Acronis Files Connect (formerly ExtremeZ-IP) on Windows allow the AFP "owner" of the folder to set its view state.
Currently, no AFP servers support different views for different users. This means that once the "owner" of a particular folder sets the view, it will be set for all users. The Macintosh Finder does occasionally cache view information, which means that if a user has the folder open when the owner changes the view on another machine, and the other user then closes and re-opens it quickly, the Finder may not show the updated view. However, after a short period of time or after the next login, the Finder should show the view that was set by the owner.
Acronis Files Connect (and Services for Macintosh) interprets the AFP "owner" of a folder as anyone who has "Change Permission" and "Take Ownership" rights to the folder. If you are logged in with an account that has these rights to a folder, all users will see the View State that you set from that point on.
Sometimes, administrators set up Acronis Files Connect volumes where the "Everyone" account has "Full Control". Because "Full Control" includes the "Take Ownership" and "Change Permission" rights, this means that any user who connects can change the view, and it will affect all other users. In order to keep this from happening, the folder's permissions should be changed, so that the "Everyone" group has only "Special Access", including "Read", "Write", "Execute" and "Delete" privileges. Give the "Administrators" (or some other account) "Full Control", and set the view from that account.