pls help w/organizing icons in folder windows (yikes....)

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by fargo89, Aug 24, 2011.

  1. fargo89

    fargo89 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    in general I like to always organize icons in folder windows thus:

    view -> arrange by type.. but when I do this in Windows 7 it does two very odd things:

    1) the icons get turned into generic icons that all look the same (they're kidding, right?)
    2) the extension of the files disappear (I have "hide extensions" turned off; I always need to see extensions..)

    now what on earth is the rationale for this.. I need this to work the same as XP: group files by type but don't change the icons, don't hide the extensions... (oh brother...) oh -- and this always in list view (most of the time I use list view..)

    thank you..
     
  2. Saltgrass

    Saltgrass Excellent Member
    Microsoft Community Contributor

    Joined:
    Oct 16, 2009
    Messages:
    15,157
    Likes Received:
    393
    What happens may depend on what folder or type of folder you are in. It seems in a normal folder, they are listed by type, but in a Library folder, they are handled differently, and placed in "folders" instead of individual files. Opening the "folder" will show all the files listed as the same type.
     
  3. fargo89

    fargo89 New Member

    Joined:
    Mar 31, 2011
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    0
    oh? a folder inside Library is not a "normal" folder???

    you're right -- this works as I want it to work only in folder that are outside "Library" so I can't make this work the same in folders inside "Library"?? now what on earth is the rationale for this? sorry, but this makes no sense.. :-( so I can't organize folders inside "Library" the way I want to.. this is my biggest problem with Microsoft: they always pretend they know what users want... this is not good..
     

Share This Page

Loading...