Recently, the Icons in the "Open","Save", and "Browse" dialogue boxes (for example form File/Open) appear in Reverse Alphabetical order, by default. I have to switch view, then arrange icons by name, using the right-click menu to return them back into the proper order.
Question: How can I fix the problem, making Windows arrange the icons in alphabetical order in these windows, by default, the way it used to be? ( I don't know exactly when the problem began.)
What is the program responsible for these dialogue boxes? When listing the contents of the folders, with which index does it consult?
I checked the folders themselves; they mostly had their usual arrangement. So, it should be a different index responsible for these dialogue boxes.
However, in general, when I opened folders by double-clicking the icons (e.g. on the desktop) their files appeared in reverse order, too, at times. In general, Windows is behaving strangely.
I think this should explain the problem.
I tried fixing it, using the "Folder Option" settings; I created and deleted a few indexes, using Find Fast (Control panel/Find Fast); I rebooted the system, several times...all to no avail. Thanks ahead for your time. Payman