Full file list not showing when saving word document

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by donshapiro, Apr 8, 2010.

  1. donshapiro

    donshapiro New Member

    Apr 7, 2010
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    Windows 7 seems to have eliminated a standard feature in previous versions...showing the complete list of files in a folder you are saving a file to. This is not about searching for files. This is when you are actually saving a document. In XP, when you save a word document, every word file in that folder shows on the screen. You can see if you want to name it like something or avoid naming it in a certain way.

    In Windows 7, nothing shows in the file list initially. If you type one character, all files with that character show which only works if you know which letter the files you want to see start with. Often, you need to see them all.

    The other option is to put an asterisk in the file name save field and hit enter. This will bring up the entire file list.

    How can we have Windows 7 default to always show the entire file list every time we save a document from any application?

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