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    For some reason Windows Explorer is no longer sorting by date correctly. On my computer the regional settings are dd/mm/yyyy, so a file's date might appear as 31/12/2009. Explorer seems to be sorting first by day, then month, then year, so that if I try to look at the most recent files in a given folder (Date Modified descending), I get to see all the files modified on December 31 (regardless of year), then October 31, etc. etc.

    The only thing that's changed recently on this particular laptop is an upgrade to SP1 when I noticed that the machine was no longer getting security updates.

    Since I constantly hunt for files by date, this is a severe challenge ... any suggestions for how to fix?

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    The first thing I'd try is installing Vista SP2 & all the patches since. Here's the download link for 32-bit Vista - Download details: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone (KB948465). Here's the link for 64-bit Vista - Download details: Windows Server 2008 Service Pack 2 and Windows Vista Service Pack 2 - Five Language Standalone for x64-based systems (KB948465). I've always had better luck installing service packs by downloading the complete service pack, saving it somewhere, and running it after backing up the system.

    Be sure to back up your system before starting the installation.

    Joe

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    Thanks, Joe. That did the trick!

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    Great!! Glad you got it worked out. Thanks for posting back.

    Joe

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