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Files default to "Arrange by Date"

by SuperMA5TER / May 10, 2008 12:20 AM PDT

Its not a problem, just an annoyance that whenever I open a common dialog box for saving or opening files, the files listed in it are arranged by date, making it very hard to spot the file I wish to select. Everytime I have to do "Arrange by Name" to make things easier. I don't know how and when I changed the default "Arrange by name" setting.
Plz help in reverting this to normal

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The sort order of the files can get changed...
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / May 10, 2008 1:02 AM PDT

The sort order of the files can get changed in the File Open Dialog Box, as well as any other common dialog box that lists files based on the same control.

The fix is:

Right click My Computer, choose Explore.
Click on the C: Drive in the left pane.
Click on the View Menu, then choose List.
Right click in the empty whitespace area in the right pane where the
files get listed.
Choose Arrange Icons By.
Pick "Name".
Verify files are sorted alphabetically. If not, repeat.
Press and hold the control key, then click on the "X" to close
Explorer.

Bob

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Thank You!
by SuperMA5TER / May 10, 2008 1:11 AM PDT

Well thanx a lot. This has indeed worked.

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