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Windwos7 default sort order in file explorer

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how to I set the default sort order in windows 7 so each time I open file explorer the sort order is always the same?
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Open File Explorer, set the sort order the way you want it, then go to your folder options, view tab, and click the 'Apply to Folders' button. In win7, you get to this option by going to View -> Folder Options. In Windows8 it is on the View tab, Options pull-down, 'change folder and search options'
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I agree with the above, however, Windows 7 Explorer does not always behave and there does not appear to be a way to make it behave correctly on a permanent basis.

Accordingly, I have been using xPlorer2 Pro (zabkat.com) as a permanent Explorer replacement. Excellent tool.
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I've requested that this question be closed as follows:

Accepted answer: 500 points for John Hurst's comment #a40357788

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This question has been classified as abandoned and is closed as part of the Cleanup Program. See the recommendation for more details.
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I (Spyder2010) object that the question should be closed giving thinkpads_user the credit. If you read the comments, I answered the asker's question, and answered it correctly. thinkpad_user agreed with my original post, then recommended a related tool. Seeing as I was the one who actually answered the question asked, I believe I should receive the credit, or at minimum the credit should be split.
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