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    Plutonium Lounger
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    Win98SE File Ordering

    On a machine with Win98SE installed, without knowingly changing any settings,
    the user has reported that whenever he performs a FILE OPEN or a FILE SAVE AS
    command, in any program, the listed files in the resulting window are displayed
    by date rather than the normal sort by name.

    Using the folder options, view command in Windows Explorer, we have sorted the
    files by name and executed the setting to "make all folders look like this one"
    but that setting does not stick. The next time he performs a FILE OPEN
    command, the files are still listed by date. Furthermore, the next time
    Explorer is run, the files return to being listed by date there also.

    On another Win98SE machine I CANNOT replicate this problem! I have tried to
    intentionally set the file order in Explorer BY DATE and it will stick in
    Explorer the next time it is run. But even then, the FILE OPEN window always
    displays files by name, not by date as in the problem machine. If I go back to
    Explorer and re-set the file order back to name, that also will stick the next
    time Explorer is run.

    There must be a registry fix required to repair this anomoly since I have read
    numerous user forums on the web where other people have the same problem and
    the usual fixes listed above don't work for them either. Unfortunately, none
    of the contributors who have replied to this type of problem has mentioned
    where in the registry the repair is required.

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    Re: Win98SE File Ordering

    This star <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showthreaded.pl?Cat=&Board=98&Number=51548&page=&v iew=&sb=&o=&vc=1#Post51548>post</A> may help.

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    Re: Win98SE File Ordering

    Thank you so much for that QUICK response! Won't know for awhile if it works or not - the teacher who's machine is in question is not here right now. But I'll give that registry fix a shot. Thanks again!

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    Re: Win98SE File Ordering

    Has the File Open" pane been set for the Detail or List method and then sorted by date?
    This may keep the sort when going to the Icon view.

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Win98SE File Ordering

    Followup - Your suggested registry fix WORKED! Thanx Again.....

    Al

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