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Windows 7: I can't sort by File Types. What happened to File Details?

29 Aug 2010   #1
leefoo

Windows 7
 
 
I can't sort by File Types. What happened to File Details?

When I do a search on how to sort, I get a Tutorial that tells me to open the "View" Menu item.

However, as you can see from the attached, I don't have a VIEW menu on my Folder.

I would like to sort these by file type so that I can save them to a CD.

What am I doing wrong here?


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29 Aug 2010   #2
leefoo

Windows 7
 
 

I attached a word doc with two pics in it. I have no idea wht these [IMG] links are.
I hit the paperclip, added my file from my C: drive, hit Upload, and got this.

Essentially, I created a new folder, put in some music files, and wanted to sort them by file type, but I have no option for that. I can only sort by List, Details, Tiles and Content.

Under Windows XP, I COULD sort using View/Details.
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29 Aug 2010   #3
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

Hi Leefoo, Welcome.
At the moment your images are showing "dead links". please try again. This could be that maybe Admin has to OK your images. You are a "new" poster after all. If all else fails PM brink and ask him to add your images for you.

HTH
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29 Aug 2010   #4
leefoo

Windows 7
 
 

HTH

thx for the reply

" If all else fails PM brink"

I don't understand...PM=Program Mgr? What is 'brink'?
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29 Aug 2010   #5
dnorris

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 RTM
 
 

In Windows Explorer, press the ALT key to display the File menu....
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29 Aug 2010   #6
billynomates

Win7 HP 64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by leefoo View Post
HTH

thx for the reply

" If all else fails PM brink"

I don't understand...PM=Program Mgr? What is 'brink'?
sorry, PM = Private Message

Brink = The fella behind this site.

He'll get your pictures uploaded so we can see them.
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29 Aug 2010   #7
Brink
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Leefoo, and welcome to Seven Forums.

This will help show you how to upload and post a screenshot here.

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...en-forums.html
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29 Aug 2010   #8
Ztruker

Windows 8.1 Pro X64
 
 

You can make the Menu bar always visible, see here:
Show Hidden Windows Explorer Menu Bar in Windows 7 or Vista
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29 Aug 2010   #9
leefoo

Windows 7
 
 

Thanks to all for the help. Very fast results.
I eventually figured out how to turn the menu's on in all my Folders (only took about 2 hrs of trial and error). Can't believe the default was NOT to show them. Unless my installer (Dell) turned them off.
I can now sort by any detail I want.
Thx again.

One last question...how do I turn off the auto refresh in a folder when I change a name? THAT I couldn't find anywhere.
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29 Aug 2010   #10
leefoo

Windows 7
 
 

Brink,

That's exactly what I did (I think). Perhaps where I screwed up was to put the images into a doc and upload the doc?
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