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Windows 7: My Document Keep Changing Its Sort By Setting

14 Mar 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
My Document Keep Changing Its Sort By Setting

Hi, i got weird problem when opening my documents, the sort by setting keep changing whenever i change a sort by setting in a folder in my document...please excuse me if my grammar was bad..

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14 Mar 2012   #2
Martin Dendev

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit


I think what you're trying to say is this:

"Whenever I open windows explorer to view my files, and I select a sort option (by name, by size,...), it changes back".

Does it change back right after you changed it or when you restart my documents?

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14 Mar 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit

hi, thx for replying, yes that is exactly what i want to say, it changes when i restart my document
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14 Mar 2012   #4
Martin Dendev

Windows 7 Home Premium 32 bit

Try this then:

(Explorer = My Documents)

1) Make sure you have only one Explorer window open. Right click on an empty space of a folder and select “View – List”, then right click again and select “Sort by – Type” (if you don’t see the “Type” option, click on “More…” at the end of Sort Options and in the list that appears find the “Type” option and bring it to the top of the list.)

2) Press the alt key to release the top menu of Explorer, and go to “Tools – Folder Options”. Go to the second tab (“View”) of the dialogue box that appears, and press the “Apply to Folders” button. You will be asked to confirm; do it.

3) Close the window by pressing the Ctrl key and (with this key pressed) clicking the x button at the right top of Windows Explorer.

You may need to repeat this for each folder type, since Windows keeps different default options according to folder types (image folders, document folders, etc). After a while you will need to repeat the first and the third step, since Windows will revert to its default sorting options after you have opened some (thousands of) times the Windows Explorer.

Hope this helps!
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22 Jul 2014   #5
Alduins Khajiit

Windows 7 x86

*bump* same problem, that doesn't fix it. same with all folders. they keep reverting
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22 Jul 2014   #6

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64

Are you changing them here ?
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