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Windows 7: Windows explorer : sort by date keeps resetting to defaults

17 Sep 2017   #1
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 
Windows explorer : sort by date keeps resetting to defaults

I have a picture folder in which I want to sort by date (descending), the problem is that every time i close windows explorer or restart the computer, the sort order resets to the default sort by name.

Things I have tried :

-Going to sort by -> more -> choose details and making sure "Date" is at the top. Everything resets to defaults. I cannot untick "Name".

-Right click->properties->customize->optimizing the folder for different types. Sort order keeps resetting.

How do I stop the sort order from resetting?


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17 Sep 2017   #2
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Question2, The below tutorial by Brink may help you, if you have not already had a look.



File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
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17 Sep 2017   #3
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hi Question2, The below tutorial by Brink may help you, if you have not already had a look.



File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
I am already using the sort by option, the issue is that it keeps resetting to defaults. I do not want to use the group by option.
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17 Sep 2017   #4
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi again, Another thing you could try is from explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View, and check apply to

folders.
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19 Sep 2017   #5
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ethel View Post
Hi again, Another thing you could try is from explorer, Tools, Folder Options, View, and check apply to

folders.
Unfortunately that applies the settings to ALL folders of the same type and i only want it to apply to one folder.
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19 Sep 2017   #6
ethel

Windows 10 Pro 64 bit
 
 

Hi Again, Have you tried from the start menu, click on pictures

right click on a blank space near the photo

Arrange by Day

View - If you want to hide the file name

Sort by Date and Descending

This has worked for photos for me, and when I restart nothing changes. I hope this helps.
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19 Sep 2017   #7
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Question2 View Post
I have a picture folder in which I want to sort by date (descending), the problem is that every time i close windows explorer or restart the computer, the sort order resets to the default sort by name.

Things I have tried :

-Going to sort by -> more -> choose details and making sure "Date" is at the top. Everything resets to defaults. I cannot untick "Name".

-Right click->properties->customize->optimizing the folder for different types. Sort order keeps resetting.

How do I stop the sort order from resetting?
There is a setting in the registry that will make windows remember your view setting. Here's the walk through link. Hope it fix's your issue.

Fix: Windows forgets Folder View settings
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23 Sep 2017   #8
Question2

win 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Lance1 View Post
There is a setting in the registry that will make windows remember your view setting. Here's the walk through link. Hope it fix's your issue.

Fix: Windows forgets Folder View settings
Thanks, that appears to have done the trick.
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24 Sep 2017   #9
Lance1

Windows 7 Ultimate, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Question2 View Post
Thanks, that appears to have done the trick.
Your most welcome.
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