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Windows 7: Detail view problem (type sort)

18 May 2014   #1

Windows 7 64bit Ultimate
Detail view problem (type sort)

I recently switched back to Windows 7 from Windows 8.1 after having issues with my most commonly played game and everything is going pretty great. However, I just noticed something I'm fairly certain wasn't an issue when I used Windows 7 previously (and I know wasn't an issue in Windows 8.1).

This may not seem like a big deal to some people, but it is a grand annoyance to someone like myself who relies on the type sort feature quite often to find and weed out certain file types here and there. As you can see in the image, the .txt file blends right in the mix with the .xml files so sorting by type is more like sorting by name.

Is there any way to fix it and if so, how? As I said, I'm 99% certain I didn't have this issue last time I used Windows 7 (and I used it for years).

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18 May 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

Looks like you installed Notepad++ which then associated .txt files with itself.

Look at Control Panel / Default Programs, Associate a filetype or protocol with a program. Scroll down to .txt and see what it's set to. Maybe change it back to plain Notepad?
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