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I know this seems like such a simple problem, but the folder and file sorting whenever I perform Browse in any application is always in reverse alphabetical order with folders first and then files (also in reverse alphabetical order). When I select Arrange Icons By > Type, the order is corrected, but if I hit Cancel or even Open a file (this is all performed from Start > Run), the incorrect order returns. How can I make the ordering permanent?

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Try this:

Open a folder, make the arrangements you want.

Click "Tools" / "Folder Options".

Click "View" / "Apply to All Folders".

A confirmation message should appear, click "Yes".

Click "OK" to exit.

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Perfect! Thanks! – Brian Dec 10 '09 at 14:55

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