"Locking" layers view in InDesign

I'm not even sure how to describe this, so forgive me if there's something out there than answers this question.
I work with layers in both photoshop and illustrator quite a bit, mainly because I work with things that have displays and those displays depend on different settings. When I have just one or two graphics it's easy enough for me to flatten and use jpegs but oftentimes I have probably 20 layers/images in one file.
What I'm encountering with this is that sometimes my InDesign updates and uses whatever happens to be visible at the time, so I end up with 20 pictures that are all alike. Now, I do know that I can go in and manually update each linked image, but again, that's a time consuming thing when the deadline is super tight.
So...is there a way to make sure that the layer view of a particular image STAY that particular view?

Thanks ... that worked partially for me ... it appears that all columns have to remain the same width unless you drag one column to adjust it (but doing that does not lock the width for that column for later).

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