File explorer save options view  

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    File explorer save options view

    I just got upgraded to the new File Explorer.
    I am a photographer and a collector of images. I have hundreds of folders and subfolders. I know exactly where they are because they are listed alphabetically.
    Now with this File Explorer upgrade they are listed by date. I've changed this in View/Options etc and set this to My PC so it displays as it did in Windows Explorer as well as setting the general Order to None.
    This gives me the format display I want.
    However as soon as I want to save an image it insists on reverting to the date last accessed view. Frequently I want to save an image or file to a folder I haven't accessed in some time. I now have to read every folder date until I get to the one I need. With hundreds of these folders you can imagine it takes me ages.
    Is there a way to set this back to the older style or No Order or have Microsoft just made my workflow significantly slower?

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    Win10 Version 21H2 Pro and Home, Win11 Pro and Home

    One thing to check, open a Folder, click the View tab then check the Group by item. I like to set to None. One can also click a column heading to change the lineup such as Name, Date, Size, etc. It's pretty much the same as in Windows Explorer of earlier versions of Windows but as Microsoft is prone to not do there will still be references to Windows Explorer instead of the 'new' name that didn't get fully changed.
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    Windows 10 Home x64 Version 22H2 Build 19045.3324

    Plug199 said:
    However as soon as I want to save an image it insists on reverting to the date last accessed view
    The SaveAs dialog is a separate uility to File explorer. So you need to set it up separately to list things the way you want.

    Open a SaveAs dialog in Notepad. Get it into Details view using the More options button in the upper-right area then click on the header at the top of the name column and your folders / files will be listed alphabetically. The SaveAs dialog will retain this setting for the next time you use it.

    Then test that the SaveAs dialog in the application you referred to in your question behaves as expected. Some applications insist on generating their own SaveAs dialogs and they might or might not follow the same rules as the proper Windows SaveAs dialog.

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