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Windows 7: How to correct sorting issue in Windows Explorer

06 Mar 2016   #1
BretMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
How to correct sorting issue in Windows Explorer

I have an issue with how Windows Explorer is sorting my files now and I can't figure it out despite searching for a solution.

If I open Windows Explorer, then select any folder in the far left pane, then View > Sort by... > and select Name and Ascending, all my folders and files sort correctly with "A" at the top to "Z" at the bottom. However, If I get an file as an email attachment or print to pdf or generally try to save or save as ... any file, when I get the the Win Exp window to select where I want to save that file, all the files and folders are sorted as Descending. In that window, there's no View or option that I can see to re-set the sorting preferences.

How do I get it to sort in Ascending order again?

Thank you.


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06 Mar 2016   #2
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

In the detail view, you should be able to click on the Name column to toggle ascending/descending.

How to correct sorting issue in Windows Explorer-sort.png

Notice the tiny triangle.


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06 Mar 2016   #3
BretMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Thanks, but It's not a match. This example of "Save as.." from an email attached file leads to this window shown below with the header showing "Save Attachment". When I just went to upload this screenshot I got the same window layout again but with a different header name.


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06 Mar 2016   #4
UsernameIssues

W7 Pro SP1 64bit
 
 

Click on the Name column. The tiny arrow should change.

How to correct sorting issue in Windows Explorer-sort.png

That should toggle the sort between ascending/descending. You need a few items in the folder to see the change in the sort.


Ascending:
How to correct sorting issue in Windows Explorer-sort-.png

Descending:
How to correct sorting issue in Windows Explorer-sort-d.png


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06 Mar 2016   #5
BretMan

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

That's it. You did it!!! Thanks so much!
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