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Windows 7: How to sort folders by file type forever

03 Feb 2015   #1

widnows 7 professional 32 bits
How to sort folders by file type forever

all the time si open a folder i get crazy by looking at that disorder, then i click sort by type and its fine..

but i have to do that all the time i open the folder and with all the folders... i read some isntructions and tutorials here... but come one... i barely understood them are they for human...

and i have another question...
why the same folder takes more to open when sorted by type than when sorted by any other criteria?

i mean, when the folder is set to sort by type, when i open the folder it takes 2.5 secs to display what it is there

the same folder, when sorted by name it takes 0.87 secs to open and display everything

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03 Feb 2015   #2

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Kharl,

If you like, you could use the tutorial to set a default folder view for this to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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04 Feb 2015   #3

widnows 7 professional 32 bits

i dont understand the steps shown there...

what is a folder template?

i dont want to chancge the eway the others folders looks, i want the music folder to look like does it look, the same for pictures and vids... i just want to set a default order....

the "tutorial" starts with procedures already started that i dont know how to get there and i dont know what they are talking about and when i try to understand what they are talkig about the subject gets weird and weird with each attempt
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05 Feb 2015   #4

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Look at this tutorial too:
Folder View - Apply to Folders

Arrange the view as you like, then follow step 3 (it's the only relevant thing to you there).

I've never noticed any difference in timing of opening depending on order (I always sort by type too). Thumbnails are likely to cause a far more noticeable effect.
But a wild guess could be that the type's name is stored in the registry (and could be further stored inside a .dll), while the name is stored right in the directory entry Windows first accesses. In short, Windows has immediate access to the file name but finding the type name takes a bit more work.
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