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How Can I Change the Column Order in File Open/Save Dialog Boxes

Posted on 2008-06-12
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Windows programs use a dialog box for File-Open.  Thumnail, Tile, Icon List and Detail Views are available.  I would like to change the default view to Detail and, further, to change the column order so that I can see the Date Modified column next to File Name.  Ideally, I'd like the files to be listed in Date Modified order, newest first.  As it is now I have to do this manually each time.

Please advise a permanent solution.

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Question by:rcrete
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by:jml948
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Once you have set the folder view the way that you want do this:

Click the Tools menu
Click Folder Options
Click View tab
Click Apply to All Folders

should do the trick
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I"m sorry but i don't see these options.  tools appears in some applications but not all.  and, i don't see folder options or view in any.  can this be done globally within windows for all applications?  
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Along the top of every folder view i have the following from right to left:

File Edit View Favorites Tools Help

you dont have this?
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yes...i see what you refer to.  this applies, then to folder views within windows, say explorer, for example.  it doesn't appear to apply this setting to the file open/file save within individual programs, tho.  Like, once I open, say, Word and Click File-Open....this dialog box does not remember what windows was told.  and, i don't see where you can instruct individual programs to do the same thing.
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Apparently this is a bug in Windows XP and there isn't an available fix currently unless you want to use 3rd party software. I read up on it and I don't there is a registry fix for it either.

<a href="http://forums.techarena.in/showthread.php?t=680398"> Default view in Open / Save as File Dialog Box</a>

That's a link to some possible 3rd party tools if u read the reply to the original question.
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