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File Explorer Query

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January 10, 2013 7:40:26 AM

My file explorer has started behaving oddly and it's driving me crazy.

As you know, in file explorer, your files appear in alphabetical order, directories first. You can opt to list by size, date modified etc, but this is the default.

A version of file manager is accessible from within programs for saving, loading etc, and under normal circumstances the files are listed here in the same way - ie by name.

However, recently, files viewed in this kind of window (a file explorer summoned from within a program) are listed by size, and I can find no way of resetting back to Sort By Name other than by manually correcting the tab every single time.

Bound to be a tick box somewhere to reset it to Name by default - but I can't find it.

Heeeeelp!

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January 10, 2013 8:12:00 AM

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January 10, 2013 9:02:17 PM

Sepiaspiral said:
My file explorer has started behaving oddly and it's driving me crazy.

As you know, in file explorer, your files appear in alphabetical order, directories first. You can opt to list by size, date modified etc, but this is the default.

A version of file manager is accessible from within programs for saving, loading etc, and under normal circumstances the files are listed here in the same way - ie by name.

However, recently, files viewed in this kind of window (a file explorer summoned from within a program) are listed by size, and I can find no way of resetting back to Sort By Name other than by manually correcting the tab every single time.

Bound to be a tick box somewhere to reset it to Name by default - but I can't find it.

Heeeeelp!



I believe explorere settings are found around HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Folder\shell\explore but I don't know what the specifics are for your settings.

But I`m wondering if your using some other program. windows uses Explorer, but you refer to file manager?
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