Do you use the search box at the top to find the layout you are looking for? Once I got in the habit after sorting through quite a few messy databases, I never looked back to hunting through a long list.
This also forces good habits like naming conventions for your layouts.
Yes I do use that, but this thing seems to have a mind of its own. I just wish I knew what action to take to control what I see when I open it up. It is so annoying!
Is this a hosted database that you are working with?
I suspect that your layout folders will stay in whatever state they were the last time that you worked with the file while it was not hosted by FileMaker Server--but then this will be modified by any new fields/folders you might add while the file is hosted.
Yes it is a hosted file, and there are two other developers who open it in Full Access mode from time to time. I figured that might be the culprit.