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Notepad. Folders not in order by name

SandyG asked
Last Modified: 2013-12-29
I've checked all settings in Folder options. Windows explorer sorts and remembers order of folders. On opening Notepad, the order of folders and files are always from latest modified. I keep changing the"arrange icons" to "by name". This then corrects the appearance, but as soon as I open another file, it reverts back to sorting in most recent used.
My settings in the Folder options, view, has the "remember each folder settings" checked.
What could be the problem?
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First off shut down any programs you may have running in the background. Go to Start\Run and type msconfig then click Selective Startup and uncheck the Load Startup group items. Click apply,click OK, and restart system.

Once Windows restarts double click My Computer go to View and then select Folder Options. Click on the View Tab and make sure the box "Remember each folders view settings" is checked. Then press OK.

Double click "C" drive and go to View and Arrange Icons by Name. All icons should now be sorted by name. Hold down the CTRL key and click the X in the upper right corner of the window to close it. This forces Windows to remember the setting. Now reopen C drive and see if your files are listed by name. Next select the first folder from C and open it. See if it is now arranged by name. If it is disregard next.
If not go to View and click "Arrange icons by Name" then hold down the CTRL key when closing the folder to force it to remember the setting.
Restart system.
Use msconfig to check box Load Startup group items again so you will have them in the background once more click apply, click OK and restart.

Note: If you have TWEAKUI installed go to the Explorer Tab and make sure that the "Save Explorer windows settings" box is checked.



Thanks for the help. Seems so simple once you do it! What I can't understand is why it started suddenly, when it always used to work.

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