Vista Forgets

Does anyone know of a setting in Vista that will tell it to remember for
more than one or two reboots the view settings for an individual folder?
(This is a major way in which XP was better).

Is there any way to get a shortcut to a folder to actually bring you to the
folder's place in the directory tree instead of just showing it in the
navigation pane with the folder of the shortcut as the parent folder.
(Another way in which XP was better).

- charles