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Illogical XP alpha sequence

Discussion in 'Windows XP' started by RT, Apr 25, 2003.

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    Sorry, I borrowed shelley's thread title - because I have a similar problem, but different.

    When I open any folder the contents are in reverse alphabetical order. I can "Arrange Icons by Name..." and get them in correct order until I restart the computer, then they revert back to reverse order.
    I have done this arrange deal thru Control Panel's Folder Options and applied to all folders, and have gone thru every individual folder seperately - only to have all changes reversed when I boot up.

    As an added bonus Windows will not remember my preference in window sizing, either. I like "medium" windows when I have a lot of them open, but XP insists on maximizing them (again, this is after I have resized everything - then upon a fresh bootup everything I open goes full screen).

    Now, even if I arrange every folder in correct order, if I use a program that bring up a windows directory choice, that also is bass-ackwards.

    Example: trying to "Save As.." from any program may result in a window such as this:

    <img src= "http://forums.techguy.org/attachment.php?s=&postid=833926 ">

    Reverse alpha should be evident.

    Anyway, I thought there might be a registry key change that might solve this, I am comfortable with regedits ( shudder) as long as I have proper instructions ;)
     

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