This question is very minor, but I am sometimes willing to waste an hour or two just to avoid a two second annoyance once or twice a day. (It's just one of those personal quirks that some of us have.)
Our company's shared root directory has many folders.
...\bunches of other folders\..
\projects for bob
\projects for sam
\projects for randi
....\way more folders
My desktop has the following Windows shortcut which opens explorer with my own "Projects for Bob" folder selected.
shortcut target: C:\Windows\explorer.exe /select,"\\Root\Projects for Bob"
If I want to view someone else's projects, I double click the icon, then use arrowup or arrowdown to the desired folder & hit enter.
But, it only works if \\Root is sorted by name, which is often not the case. While it only takes one additional click to sort it by name, I still find it annoying.
As far as I can tell explorer.exe does not have a command line parameter to sort the directory. I believe sorting is tucked away in the \\root\Thumbs.db file along with other view properties.
Does anybody have a suggestion of how to control this? Perhaps a vbs script like this:
shortcut target: C:\MyCommands\MAGICSRIPT.V
BS /select,"\\Root\Projects for Bob"
I know how to get vbs to open a folder using objShell.Explore strPath , but I can't figure out how to change the sorting sequence.