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Files being listed by filesize (instead of by name) in applications' "Select File" windows

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#1 gladius


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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:24 PM

I noticed this change a month or two ago. When in Photoshop, Dreamweaver, or several other apps, and from within the program I'm trying to open a file or link to one (in Dreamweaver's case), they're now listed by filesize (instead of by name) in the folder. Obviously this makes it hard to find the one I'm looking for.

When I manually select "Arrange Icons by... Name", it re-sorts them but resets every time I'm in the "Select/Open File" dialogue again. Browsing folders through Windows Explorer from My Computer does not have this problem - files are sorted correctly - only in applications does this come up. Have tried setting Sort By Filename as the default, but can't get anything to stick.

Never seen this happen before, and it's getting fairly aggravating as it's a frequent task in my workday. Any ideas what the problem could be?

PS - I should note that this is not the virus-infected computer in my other recent post - that's my laptop. This desktop is totally clean as far as I know, have scanned with multiple programs and aside from this problem there's no unusual behavior.

Thanks in advance...

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#2 hamluis



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Posted 07 April 2010 - 01:31 PM

I've seen this phenomenon...and I think it's only with music/graphics/video-editors which I have installed.

I've assumed that chkdsk /r needed to be run on my C: and that's been followed by normal behavior. May not work for you, but no harm in trying it.

My last episode with this was 72 hours ago :thumbsup:.


#3 gladius

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Posted 07 April 2010 - 03:36 PM

Thanks for the suggestion. Alas, it didn't appear to work...

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