One thing that I have to keep doing in Windows explorer is to select different columns in detail view depending on content (with audio files, this is usually track, title, duration, album name, artist, year, genre - also have to remove type and size; with images it might be dimensions etc.) this is a really repetitive task, an I always wished there was a utility to quickly select from a template or copy the settings from another folder.
The option properties / customize / folder type template doesn't always give me what I want and it usually does not end up in Detail view. Also it is unreliable as it doesn't "stick". I know there is a 2000 folders limit (because this is stored in the windows registry) it would be cool if these settings could be stored in a hidden file (such as desktop.ini) with in the folder.