Question regarding Windows Explorer

Discussion in 'Windows 7 Help and Support' started by GTGeek88, Aug 16, 2010.

  1. GTGeek88

    GTGeek88 New Member

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    In Windows Explorer in WinXP, if you selected some files, then changed the sort order, the files would remain selected. In Win7, the files are deselected when you change the sort order. Is there a way to ensure the files stay selected when changing the sort order? A registry setting or an option I'm missing?

    Thanks much.
     
  2. Josephur

    Josephur Windows Forum Admin
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    That is interesting I never noticed that before, are you using the "use checkboxes to select files" option like I am? Wonder if that has any bearing on it.. I dunno.
     
  3. GTGeek88

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    No, I'm not using the checkboxes, but I did try that out to see if it made a difference (before I posted) and it didn't. Are you seeing the same behavior?
     
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    Yes same exact results, why would Microsoft quietly take this feature away.. they probably redid explorer and forgot to add it heh..
     
  5. MikeHawthorne

    MikeHawthorne Essential Member
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    Hi

    I have "Windows Classic Start Menu" running on my computer and while is does make Windows Explorer work more like XP, it still deselects the file you have selected when you change the sort order.

    Mike
     

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