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Windows 7: Folders sorting once opened

29 Dec 2012   #1
PhilDyer

Windows 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 
Folders sorting once opened

I have a large amount of photos saved in one folder and want them to be sorted by the date they were placed there, for some reason the "sort by date" feature doesnt do this, the "sort by date last saved" does work, however the problem i have is that when the folder is opened winodws spends 10 seconds or so sorting the photos by the sort criteria i was wondering if there is any way to get windows to save the position of each photo so it doesn't spend that time sorting each time i open it! The "sort by date created" manages to show the photos as soon as the folder is opened without needing to spend the time sorting, the problem is this sort criteria doesn't quite have the photos in order. a few are randomly placed here and there.


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30 Dec 2012   #2
A Guy

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Windows 7 Home Premium x64 SP1
 
 

That is actually "normal" for Windows 7. Sort by name is default, and will usually load faster. Some people right click and choose "Optimize for", and choose documents, or videos to try to work around this. It is apparemntly caused by Windows deleting and recreating the thumbnail cache. have a look at this and see if it helps

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