Open/Save Dialog Boxes

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wolfworx

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Most apps use the standard Windows dialog boxes for Opening and Saving files. To the best of my knowledge, Win98 does not provide for any other way of displaying file order except alphabetical (although Windows explorer allows date, size and type order as well).

Here is a RECENT problem: ALL my apps now display files in date order, not alphabetical in the Open dialog box! What got corrupted? A clobbered DLL? A registry error? Must I reinstall Windows 98 to correct the problem? Clearly, an alphabetical display is the most useful for opening a file.

Has anyone else encountered this problem?
 

TonyKlein

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Try this:

- Right-click the Start button, click Explore , and then click drive C:.

- On the View menu, click Details .

- Click the Name column to sort items by name, then click View > Folder Options > View > Like Current Folder > OK

- Now press and hold down the CTRL key, and then quit Windows Explorer by clicking Close in the File Menu.

- Release the CTRL key.

- Restart your computer.

This ought to work.


Cheers,
 

wolfworx

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Thank you so much! That worked.

I must say that I did a bit of digging for a solution before I posted this thread without any luck. Is this information documented anywhere? I mean :

"...press and hold down the CTRL key, and then quit Windows Explorer by clicking Close in the File Menu."

Where is that info found relative to the Standard Dialog Boxes used by apps? I have at least four Win98 books; no such reference.

Also, I am still at a loss to figure out what triggered the problem in the first place, but thanks for the fix.
 
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