How to keep sort order persistence in explorer

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  1. Posts : 2,905
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #11

    Let me see if I can replicate what you're experiencing.

    Sorry if I missed anything from above, but can you tell me the view setting of that folder?

    Example:
    I just set the View Settings of this folder, of a copy of ~2,500 wallpaper images I have, to Tiles
    How to keep sort order persistence in explorer-image.png


    I even set the Sort By to the same as yours:
    How to keep sort order persistence in explorer-image.png


    I closed the folder, and re-opened it. It loaded the folder in a split second in the correct view setting.


    Is your folder exactly set up like this?
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  2. Posts : 328
    W10 22H2 19045.4291
    Thread Starter
       #12

    pepanee said:
    Let me see if I can replicate what you're experiencing.

    Sorry if I missed anything from above, but can you tell me the view setting of that folder?

    Example:
    I just set the View Settings of this folder, of a copy of ~2,500 wallpaper images I have, to Tiles
    How to keep sort order persistence in explorer-image.png


    I even set the Sort By to the same as yours:
    How to keep sort order persistence in explorer-image.png


    I closed the folder, and re-opened it. It loaded the folder in a split second in the correct view setting.


    Is your folder exactly set up like this?
    I know all that. (I used to work in IT)
    The issue is it does not retain the setting.
    Especially after a restart/reboot it defaults back again.
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  3. Posts : 42,890
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)
       #13

    XYplorer appears to behave exactly as you wish.
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  4. Posts : 2,905
    Windows 10 Pro for the Bro
       #14

    3Bit said:
    I know all that. (I used to work in IT)
    The issue is it does not retain the setting.
    Especially after a restart/reboot it defaults back again.
    I see.
    Then the solution is going to probably be to reset all your folder view settings to fix this bug. This implies that all your folders' view settings will go back to default, unless if you set the default view settings to a certain view, so you don't have to re-organize your folders the way you want them to look.

    We can make a backup of all your current folders' view settings (but be aware that this backup will contain the bug of this certain folder).

    YET ALSO, before we do all that, this good possible idea of a fix just popped in my mind; I had to dig up this idea from the back of my head. I found it!

    Try this: Rename that specific folder that has the 3,000 pictures, by adding a number, or a letter or something.
    Example: Mine is called "Test Folder". I can rename it to "Test Folder 1"
    I guarantee you with a very high possibility that this will fix the issue. Rename the folder, and restart your computer.
    See if the folder retains its view setting.
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  5. Posts : 1,223
    W10-Pro 22H2
       #15

    3Bit said:
    When I open it respectively that specific folder, it first is always sorted by ascending (oldest date first) and then starts sorting the way I want it, hence the green bar. Why does it always go for a "default setting" I don't want neither ever asked for first and then waste my time sorting the way I want it.
    Long shot: sorting by 'date' probably involves Explorer reading the EXIF data inside each file, and this can be slow on a slow device. Try selecting sort by 'date created' or 'date modified', which are in the file attributes, and may be much faster.
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  6. Posts : 328
    W10 22H2 19045.4291
    Thread Starter
       #16

    mngerhold said:
    Long shot: sorting by 'date' probably involves Explorer reading the EXIF data inside each file, and this can be slow on a slow device. Try selecting sort by 'date created' or 'date modified', which are in the file attributes, and may be much faster.
    Nope.
    Sorting I am referring to sorting by create or modify (or size, or ext, or attrib)
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  7. Posts : 744
    Windows 10/11
       #17

    3Bit said:
    Nope.
    Sorting I am referring to sorting by create or modify (or size, or ext, or attrib)
    You may have run into the 5000 saved view limit or have some corruption in the BagMRU/Bags registry keys. You could delete those keys and then restart Explorer (or logout and login) and then it will probably start to behave correctly. But I would recommend using WinSetView instead. It will delete those keys, but will also let you set your preferred default views which, for most people, is much better than going back to Microsoft's defaults.
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  8. Posts : 328
    W10 22H2 19045.4291
    Thread Starter
       #18

    LesFerch said:
    You may have run into the 5000 saved view limit or have some corruption in the BagMRU/Bags registry keys. You could delete those keys and then restart Explorer (or logout and login) and then it will probably start to behave correctly. But I would recommend using WinSetView instead. It will delete those keys, but will also let you set your preferred default views which, for most people, is much better than going back to Microsoft's defaults.
    Thanks! Wilĺ check out registry and that WinSetView.
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  9. Posts : 328
    W10 22H2 19045.4291
    Thread Starter
       #19

    LesFerch said:
    You may have run into the 5000 saved view limit or have some corruption in the BagMRU/Bags registry keys. You could delete those keys and then restart Explorer (or logout and login) and then it will probably start to behave correctly. But I would recommend using WinSetView instead. It will delete those keys, but will also let you set your preferred default views which, for most people, is much better than going back to Microsoft's defaults.
    That solve the issue! thanks for the recommendation!
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  10. Posts : 744
    Windows 10/11
       #20

    3Bit said:
    That solve the issue! thanks for the recommendation!
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