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Windows file menu

Discussion in 'Earlier Versions of Windows' started by vette, Feb 14, 2003.

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  1. vette

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    I'm running windows 98 and when I go to the file drop down menu and click on open, the files and folders in the open file box are not in alphabetical order. Is there a setting that can be changed so they stay in order every time the box is opened? This is not program specific.
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  2. Dan O

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    I moved your thread as you had it posted in the wrong OS forum.

    Try right click within the window and select Arrange/Name.

    I think it should work. I am running XP right now so I cannot be 100% sure.
     
  3. vette

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    I can change the order in which the files appear, I can change the order to "by name", but they don't stay in that order the next time I open a file again. Just wondering if there is a way to change that to a default setting so it stays at in one order.
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    Thanks for the information Dan O. I'll give that a try and see if that solves the problem.
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  6. Kento

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    This should fix it:

    -Right-click Start, click Explore, and then click drive C.

    -On the View menu, click Details.

    -Click the Name column to sort items by name, press and hold down the CTRL key, and then quit Windows Explorer by clicking Close in the upper-right corner of the screen.

    -Release the CTRL key.

    -Restart your computer.

    NOTE: You must perform these steps exactly as they are listed. For example, do not quit Windows Explorer by clicking Exit on the File menu.
     
  7. vette

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    Thanks, I'll give this a try. Can I assume that this would work the same with windows 2000?
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