a simple "how to" question...

Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

BarnStorm

Thread Starter
Joined
May 11, 2006
Messages
278
Simple on surface, but it has been elusive for me.

I have noticed the order of my files and folders has changed when I am within a dialog box (e.g., create attachment). The view I used to have was folders first, followed by individual files in ascending alpha order.

First, I thought I would find an obvious setting in Folder Options in Control Panel. Nope.

My view within Windows Explorer is what I want (folder first, files next). Hence, I can't figure what controls the order within dialog boxes. Would have thought it the same mechanism.

Any thoughts? I feel I am missing something obvious. A new PC, running XP Media Center Edition, SP2.

thanks
 

etaf

Wayne
Moderator
Joined
Oct 2, 2003
Messages
65,454
click on the name title in the listing
it sorts alpha by name
folders first - you may have to click on it twice to get folders at the top
 
Joined
May 22, 2005
Messages
7,091
When you're in the dialog box, click on the view menu icon on the top right and set the view to details. Then click on the name column header to sort by name and set the view back to list (or whatever you use). Close the dialog box and it should keep the sort order when you open it up again.
 
Status
This thread has been Locked and is not open to further replies. Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue. View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site.

Users Who Are Viewing This Thread (Users: 0, Guests: 1)

As Seen On
As Seen On...

Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

Are you looking for the solution to your computer problem? Join our site today to ask your question. This site is completely free -- paid for by advertisers and donations.

If you're not already familiar with forums, watch our Welcome Guide to get started.

Join over 807,865 other people just like you!

Latest posts

Members online

Top