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    Sort folders by size.

    Click on the size bar to sort files by size. But how can I sort folders by size?

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    Re: Sort folders by size.

    I don't know how from native W9n, but see this <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=off&Number=31740&page=0&vie w=expanded&sb=5>thread</A> for several add-ins.
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    Re: Sort folders by size.

    Assuming you are referring to Windows Explorer, you will notice that the details pane (on the right) has column headings like Name, Size, Type, Modified, Attributes. Any of those columns can be sorted by clicking on the heading. Repeated clicks toggles Ascending, Descending etc. Too sort by size click the size Heading until the larges files are at the top (or vice versa).

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    Re: Sort folders by size.

    Andrew, that won't change the sort order of the folders, nor provide a folder size. Files-yes, folders-no.
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    Re: Sort folders by size.

    OOOps , stupid me, I misread the post - sorry

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    Re: Sort folders by size.

    Not "stupid." Lord knows I've done it tons of times. <img src=/S/grin.gif border=0 alt=grin width=15 height=15>
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    Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Sorry if this is off topic, but in the past I've had the Attributes column visible on the Windows Explorer. I've recently gone searching for the option to turn that on and can't find it. I'm sure it's something small that I'm overlooking.
    Can anyone point me in the right direction (Win98 SE)?

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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Right_mouse over one of the fields (e.g. name) and you should get a 'Field chooser'.
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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Within Explorer, right click a blank area od the gray bar above the listing (Name, Size and etc). You will have a list of items to check off.

    Note: I am running Windows 2000 and can NOT remember where for sure this option is in earlier OS's.
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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Hi Dave (and Leif),
    Thanks for your suggestion(s). I wish it were that simple...I've right-clicked EVERYWHERE with no luck (tried that long before posting). I've searched the Folder Options, View Options - I've even scoured TweakUI with no luck. <img src=/S/shrug.gif border=0 alt=shrug width=39 height=15>

    Again, I'm dealing with Win98 SE.

    It's not a big thing, but I know I've had it enabled in the past. Bummer! <img src=/S/yikes.gif border=0 alt=yikes width=15 height=15>
    <img src=/S/puke.gif border=0 alt=puke width=60 height=15>(I've been dying to use that one!)

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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Looks like a job for <A target="_blank" HREF=http://www.wopr.com/cgi-bin/w3t/showflat.pl?Cat=&Board=free&Number=8749&page=&view =&sb=&vc=1>Powerdesk</A> then.

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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Hi Leif,

    Thanks again for your response. Although I'm baffled by this one, I'm pretty sure I did it in Win98 without any external utilities like Powerdesk. Oh well... <img src=/S/ouch.gif border=0 alt=ouch width=15 height=15>

    Thanks again! <img src=/S/bow.gif border=0 alt=bow width=15 height=15>

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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    Within Windows Explorer go Menu, Tools, Folder Options and View tab. Scroll down to "Show file attributes in Detail View" and enter a check mark. this should do it.

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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    The option for this is missing from the list! <img src=/S/bingo.gif border=0 alt=bingo width=15 height=22>
    At least that explains why I couldn't find it. I knew the option was somewhere in that ballpark.

    I must be loosing my mind. <img src=/S/nuts.gif border=0 alt=nuts width=15 height=15> I suppose I'm missing some update from Microsoft (IE Version 5.00.334.2101IC)...
    Thanks for the quick response! <img src=/S/salute.gif border=0 alt=salute width=15 height=20>
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    Re: Attributes Column in Windows Explorer

    There's a documented registry hack in the KB:

    <A target="_blank" HREF=http://support.microsoft.com/support/kb/articles/Q222/1/57.ASP>Attributes Column Is Not Displayed in Details View of Windows Explorer</A>

    I haven't tried it out myself.

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