|Repair Dialog Boxes Sorting (All Windows)|
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When viewing files and folders from a Windows dialog box the items may be sorted incorrectly. For example, files may be listed before folders, items may be sorted in descending order, and so on. This tweak should resolve this problem.
This behavior can occur if the sort order in Windows Explorer is changed from the default order.
To resolve this behavior, and reset the default sort order:
- Right-click Start, click Explore, and then click drive C.
- On the View menu, click Details.
- Click the Name column to sort items by name, press and hold down the CTRL key, and then quit Windows Explorer by clicking Close in the upper-right corner of the screen.
- Release the CTRL key.
- Restart your computer.
Note: You must perform these steps exactly as they are listed. For example, do not quit Windows Explorer by clicking Exit on the File menu.
Disclaimer: Modifying the registry can cause serious problems that may require you to reinstall your operating system. We cannot guarantee that problems resulting from modifications to the registry can be solved. Use the information provided at your own risk.
Last Modified: August 9, 2002