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Windows 7: Add a new sorting option to EVERY folder?

06 Jun 2011   #1

Add a new sorting option to EVERY folder?

So on Windows XP, there used to be a default sorting option under "Arange Icons By: Modified" which did what it reads like. I've grown accustomed to it and I've apparently used it more often than I thought.

With that anecdotal out of the way, is there a way to add the "Date Modified" or any of the other non-default sorting option to every single folder type? I get the option available sometimes but not all the time and I don't want to have to do it whenever I want to add a new sorting option.

Side questions:
1. Is there a way to keep the folders always on top when sorting with Date Modified? This was a default when I used to use 7 32-bit beta but not after I did a fresh install of 7 64-bit Pro.

2. Is there a way to add tags/add authors/any details to zip files?

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06 Jun 2011   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit

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06 Jun 2011   #3

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Open the context menu of folder you want to sort / group, click Sort by or Group by, click More:

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Select sorting / grouping options you need, click OK to save:

Add a new sorting option to EVERY folder?-add_sort_options_2.png


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06 Jun 2011   #4


Take a look at these 3rd party apps that allow you to always keep something on top:

Always On Top -
Download Free Nail it, Nail it 1.10 Download
Elias Fotinis DeskPins :: Make Any Window Topmost
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