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Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Pat Martindale
Pat Martindale
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OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?



Hi all,
Apologies for the off-topic post, but I know this list is populated with
many computer experts - I need some help..

Running Windows 98SE. I have a problem when saving files, be they
binaries or plain text. I choose "Save" or "Save As" and a box opens
asking me where I wish to save the file - all very normal and correct.
(I will call it the "Save To" box).

The problem lies with the order in which the folders listed in the "Save
To" box are displayed.

Until recently, all the folders were listed by name - i.e., the order in
which they appear in the left-hand pane of Windows Explorer in the C
drive tree.

Now the folders in the "Save To" box appear to be listed in some other
order and I want to get them back into "ordered by name". I know I can
right click in the box and sort them that way but that does not seem to
save as the default - next time I open the "Save" location box again the
order is once again changed.

What I need to know is - is there a way to change the default order in
which these folders display. It is a real pain having to sort through
the complete list of folders trying to find the location I need.

Any and all help appreciated.


Regards,
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Pat Martindale
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Dave Baker
Dave Baker
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


>Subject: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?
>From: Pat Martindale pat@crayke.demon.co.uk
>Date: 23/09/03 18:27 GMT Daylight Time
>Message-id: <gwlnrGBcKIc$EwiJ@crayke.demon.co.uk>
>
>
>Hi all,
>Apologies for the off-topic post, but I know this list is populated with
>many computer experts - I need some help..
>
>Running Windows 98SE. I have a problem when saving files, be they
>binaries or plain text. I choose "Save" or "Save As" and a box opens
>asking me where I wish to save the file - all very normal and correct.
>(I will call it the "Save To" box).
>
>The problem lies with the order in which the folders listed in the "Save
>To" box are displayed.
>
>Until recently, all the folders were listed by name - i.e., the order in
>which they appear in the left-hand pane of Windows Explorer in the C
>drive tree.
>
>Now the folders in the "Save To" box appear to be listed in some other
>order and I want to get them back into "ordered by name". I know I can
>right click in the box and sort them that way but that does not seem to
>save as the default - next time I open the "Save" location box again the
>order is once again changed.
>
>What I need to know is - is there a way to change the default order in
>which these folders display. It is a real pain having to sort through
>the complete list of folders trying to find the location I need.
>
>Any and all help appreciated.
>


My computer, view, folder options, view

Then either reset to default or set all folders to look like the current one.


Dave Baker - Puma Race Engines (www.pumaracing.co.uk)
I'm not at all sure why women like men. We're argumentative, childish,
unsociable and extremely unappealing naked. I'm quite grateful they do though.
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Pat Martindale
Pat Martindale
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


In message <20030923135455.04538.00000038@mb-m23.aol.com>, Dave Baker
<pumaracing@aol.comma> writes
>My computer, view, folder options, view
>
>Then either reset to default or set all folders to look like the current one.



Thanks Dave - but that doesn't work!

Resets the "tree" as displayed under the C drive in the L/H pane but
doesn't solve the problem in the "Save To" box...


Regards,
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Pat Martindale
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
David W
David W
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


Hi Pat,

I also have this problem and haven't been able to fix it. I don't know what
I did to cause it either. If anyone here knows how to fix it short of
wiping the hard drive and reinstalling Windows 98 (not something I want to
do) I would really appreciate it, as would Pat I imagine. It is very
annoying not being able to view the folders in the Save To box in order.

David W.

"Pat Martindale" <pat@crayke.demon.co.uk> wrote in message
news:gwlnrGBcKIc$EwiJ@crayke.demon.co.uk...
>
> Hi all,
> Apologies for the off-topic post, but I know this list is populated with
> many computer experts - I need some help..
>
> Running Windows 98SE. I have a problem when saving files, be they
> binaries or plain text. I choose "Save" or "Save As" and a box opens
> asking me where I wish to save the file - all very normal and correct.
> (I will call it the "Save To" box).
>
> The problem lies with the order in which the folders listed in the "Save
> To" box are displayed.
>
> Until recently, all the folders were listed by name - i.e., the order in
> which they appear in the left-hand pane of Windows Explorer in the C
> drive tree.
>
> Now the folders in the "Save To" box appear to be listed in some other
> order and I want to get them back into "ordered by name". I know I can
> right click in the box and sort them that way but that does not seem to
> save as the default - next time I open the "Save" location box again the
> order is once again changed.
>
> What I need to know is - is there a way to change the default order in
> which these folders display. It is a real pain having to sort through
> the complete list of folders trying to find the location I need.
>
> Any and all help appreciated.
>
>
> Regards,
> --
> Pat Martindale



Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Dave Baker
Dave Baker
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


>Subject: Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?
>From: Pat Martindale pat@crayke.demon.co.uk
>Date: 23/09/03 19:16 GMT Daylight Time
>Message-id: <CxD$LHEE4Ic$EwnG@crayke.demon.co.uk>
>
>In message <20030923135455.04538.00000038@mb-m23.aol.com>, Dave Baker
><pumaracing@aol.comma> writes
>>My computer, view, folder options, view
>>
>>Then either reset to default or set all folders to look like the current

>one.
>
>
>Thanks Dave - but that doesn't work!
>
>Resets the "tree" as displayed under the C drive in the L/H pane but
>doesn't solve the problem in the "Save To" box...
>


In view "advanced settings" do you have the box called "remember each folder's
view settings" ticked?


Dave Baker - Puma Race Engines (www.pumaracing.co.uk)
I'm not at all sure why women like men. We're argumentative, childish,
unsociable and extremely unappealing naked. I'm quite grateful they do though.
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Pat Martindale
Pat Martindale
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


In message <20030923150157.04565.00000066@mb-m23.aol.com>, Dave Baker
<pumaracing@aol.comma> writes
>>Resets the "tree" as displayed under the C drive in the L/H pane but
>>doesn't solve the problem in the "Save To" box...
>>

>
>In view "advanced settings" do you have the box called "remember each folder's
>view settings" ticked?



Yes.

I have tried un-ticking it as well......:-))

Regards



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Pat Martindale
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Dave Baker
Dave Baker
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


Try this also:

Right-click Start, click Explore, and then click drive C.
On the View menu, click Details.
Click the Name column to sort items by name, press and hold down the CTRL key,
and then exit Windows Explorer by clicking the Close X in the upper-right
corner of the screen.
Release the CTRL key.
Restart your computer.

Having the CTRL key held down at some time when you exited a save as or file
open box might have reset the windows defaults without you realising it.


Dave Baker - Puma Race Engines (www.pumaracing.co.uk)
I'm not at all sure why women like men. We're argumentative, childish,
unsociable and extremely unappealing naked. I'm quite grateful they do though.
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Pat Martindale
Pat Martindale
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


In message <20030923152234.04538.00000045@mb-m23.aol.com>, Dave Baker
<pumaracing@aol.comma> writes
>Try this also:
>
>Right-click Start, click Explore, and then click drive C.
>On the View menu, click Details.
>Click the Name column to sort items by name, press and hold down the CTRL key,
>and then exit Windows Explorer by clicking the Close X in the upper-right
>corner of the screen.
>Release the CTRL key.
>Restart your computer.
>


Dave,
Thank you - I am obliged.....

That worked OK.


Regards,

--
Pat Martindale
Sep 24, 2003, 03:02 AM
Dave Baker
Dave Baker
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Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?


>Subject: Re: OT - Any Windows 98 experts here?
>From: Pat Martindale pat@crayke.demon.co.uk
>Date: 23/09/03 20:48 GMT Daylight Time
>Message-id: <2CFCnOAfOKc$EwCa@crayke.demon.co.uk>
>
>In message <20030923152234.04538.00000045@mb-m23.aol.com>, Dave Baker
><pumaracing@aol.comma> writes
>>Try this also:
>>
>>Right-click Start, click Explore, and then click drive C.
>>On the View menu, click Details.
>>Click the Name column to sort items by name, press and hold down the CTRL

>key,
>>and then exit Windows Explorer by clicking the Close X in the upper-right
>>corner of the screen.
>>Release the CTRL key.
>>Restart your computer.
>>

>
>Dave,
>Thank you - I am obliged.....
>
>That worked OK.


There's not much that Windows won't let you do - the trouble is half of it
isn't in the bloody manual. The CTRL key does many wonderful things such as
resetting defaults without you realising it and is rather easy to hit by
mistake when you're wanting the shift key.

Another useful CTRL thing. When you're web surfing you sometimes come across
pages that have been cached, either on your pc or by your ISP (AOL does a lot
of that) but have already been changed since then on the web site. If you hold
down the CTRL key while you hit the Refresh button in your browser it forces
the browser to load the page direct from the latest version on the website
rather than from a cached version somewhere else.


Dave Baker - Puma Race Engines (www.pumaracing.co.uk)
I'm not at all sure why women like men. We're argumentative, childish,
unsociable and extremely unappealing naked. I'm quite grateful they do though.


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