1.    26 Jan 2017 #1
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    How to set default Sort Order for files


    Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to automatically set by default, the View/Sort Order. What I mean is, I don't want to keep opening up my file browser (Explorer), clicking on Name, then Type to sort them. Is there a way to have this automatically so it by default? I know previous versions of Windows you could do this.
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  2.    26 Jan 2017 #2
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    Hi, mine 'sticks' per folder. For example, if I set one to view organised by type, next time I open it, it's organised by type, whilst simultaneously, I might have set one to be organised by size, and next time I open that, it's organised by size.
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  3.    26 Jan 2017 #3
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Hi, mine 'sticks' per folder. For example, if I set one to view organised by type, next time I open it, it's organised by type, whilst simultaneously, I might have set one to be organised by size, and next time I open that, it's organised by size.
    Thanks for the quick reply!

    Sometimes mine don't say that way. I have to keep clicking on Name or Type again. This happens on all Windows 10 PC's in the house..All using either Home or Pro 64 Bit
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  4.    26 Jan 2017 #4
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    Windows has a long-standing reputation for inconsistency in such details, and differences for some people.

    Whilst I've not tried it, you could try:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2017-01-26 at 18.30.04.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	64.6 KB 
ID:	118599
    (Yes, that is Win 10)
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  5.    26 Jan 2017 #5
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Windows has a long-standing reputation for inconsistency in such details, and differences for some people.

    Whilst I've not tried it, you could try:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2017-01-26 at 18.30.04.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	64.6 KB 
ID:	118599
    (Yes, that is Win 10)
    Nice! Forgot about that option...I'll look into that..Thanks!
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  6.    31 Jan 2017 #6
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    Quote Originally Posted by dalchina View Post
    Windows has a long-standing reputation for inconsistency in such details, and differences for some people.

    Whilst I've not tried it, you could try:
    Click image for larger version. 

Name:	Snap 2017-01-26 at 18.30.04.jpg 
Views:	2 
Size:	64.6 KB 
ID:	118599
    (Yes, that is Win 10)
    Yeah, this didn't work...But thanks though..
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