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Windows 7: Typing folder name selects files, not folders


11 Jul 2011   #1

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 
Typing folder name selects files, not folders

Normally when I'm in a folder like My Documents, typing the name of a folder selects the folder I want to access. Recently, typing a name selects files with a similar name. How can I fix it so that typing a name in Explorer selects folders before it selects files?

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11 Jul 2011   #2

Windows 8.1
 
 

Have you changed any of your File Settings? Such as the Search Settings?

In the Explorer Window Press Alt > Then Tools > Folder Options

In View, Reset to default
In Search Reset to Default.


See if that works and fixes it for you
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11 Jul 2011   #3

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Have you changed any of your File Settings? Such as the Search Settings?
Not to my knowledge. Where can I check? I'm not referring to typing a name in the search box, I'm talking about opening a folder and just typing into the folder window. It should select folders with the name you type by default, but for me, its selecting the files instead.
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11 Jul 2011   #4

Windows 8.1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by nabilalk View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Have you changed any of your File Settings? Such as the Search Settings?
Not to my knowledge. Where can I check? I'm not referring to typing a name in the search box, I'm talking about opening a folder and just typing into the folder window. It should select folders with the name you type by default, but for me, its selecting the files instead.
Sorry Buddy Recheck my last post, i Update quite Quickly
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11 Jul 2011   #5

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Have you changed any of your File Settings? Such as the Search Settings?

In the Explorer Window Press Alt > Then Tools > Folder Options

In View, Reset to default
In Search Reset to Default.


See if that works and fixes it for you
Nope
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11 Jul 2011   #6

Windows 8.1
 
 

Erm i know this might sound stupid But what order do you have your Documents ordered in? I.e Date modified, name?
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11 Jul 2011   #7

Win 7 Professional 32-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Windows Sniper View Post
Erm i know this might sound stupid But what order do you have your Documents ordered in? I.e Date modified, name?
Name, Ascending
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11 Jul 2011   #8

Windows 8.1
 
 

Have you tried other orders? For some reason mine selects Files if i have it descending...

I think this is just a silly windows glicth more then anything, so it may be from an update patch or something else.
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