Re: How do I get Windows XP to automatically display, in every file list window, a detail view sorte

Discussion in 'Windows XP Configuration' started by ju.c, Feb 6, 2009.

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    Open Explorer then select "Folder Options". Open the "View" tab and click the
    "Reset All Folders" button then close the "Folder Options" window. Now adjust
    your window settings and just exit Explorer. Holding Ctrl then clicking the close
    button doesn't work for that.

    Some related software:

    Use this VBScript to set your folder views:

    Folder View Master by MS-MVP Keith Miller (no homepage anymore) or

    Just follow its directions. If you want to master folder views too, just ask.


    FileOpenPatcher from ElmuSoft enlarges the Windows Open File dialog
    and sets Details view as default.

    FileOpenPatcher is the successor of the famous MultiEnhancer.
    FileOpenPatcher (Scroll down page)
    Download Link 1:
    Download Link 2:


    "7h95g" <> wrote in message news:Xns9BA95D70D7CBDhg789fe4f4e8com@
    > I know how to change the view in a File window, but I want to have it
    > changed automatically for all File windows.
    > Windows XP SP3
    > My computer used to display files and folders in any File window, as an
    > alphabetical list. For some reason it doesn't do this anymore. Now it
    > displays as a list in reverse chronological order (oldest first).
    > How do I set the system to AUTOMATICALLY display in ANY Open File/Save
    > File/Load File etc window (for ANY and ALL programs), a detail view (not
    > list) sorted alphabetically?
    > I tried doing this:
    > 1. Right-click Start, click Explore and then click drive C.
    > 2. On the View menu, click Details.
    > 3. Click the Name column to sort items by name, press and hold down the
    > CTRL
    > key, and thenquit Windows Explorer by clicking Close in the upper-right
    > corner of the screen.
    > 4. Release the CTRL key.
    > 5. Restart your computer.
    > and it didn't help
    > Thanks for any help.
    > And for a bonus ten points, is there a way to sort icons, links or files by
    > frequency of usage/access? This would be useful for sorting icons in the
    > quicklaunch bar
    ju.c, Feb 6, 2009
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