Explorer file selection issues

Discussion in 'Windows 64bit' started by CodeCharmer, May 13, 2010.

  1. CodeCharmer

    CodeCharmer Guest

    Didn't see a Windows 7 group, I'm guessing this issue is NOT limited to just
    the 64 bit Windows 7 OS.

    My issue, in XP you could look at a DETAILS view of your files in Windows
    Explorer. You could sort those files by TYPE. I would then look for my data
    files type, select certain files while holding my control key. Then I would
    resort the list by NAME.

    This allows me to select MY_CUST_DATA.DAT but then resort the list and see
    there is also a MY_CUST_DATA.BAK, MY_CUST_DATA.IDX, MY_CUST_DATA.IMG. I
    could then go on and (still holding my control key) select the additional
    files.

    Two reasons for doing things this way, when sorted by TYPE, all my data
    files are close together in a directory with a few thousand files, all those
    types would fit on one or two screen scrolls. Then resorting by name, I
    could scroll to find those previously selected and add their RELATED files
    (by name) to my selection list.

    Wouldn't you know, in Windows 7, when you RESORT the list, it AUTOMATICALLY
    DESELECTS all currently selected files! GENIUS!!

    I suppose now I could use the fancy new Windows Search but this was SO MUCH
    EASIER!

    I'm hoping someone out there has a Registry Value trick to allow explorer to
    MAINTAIN PREVIOUSLY SELECTED FILES when you resort the detail list. Like
    Word no longer supporting the INSERT key for over writing text, unless you
    change a options setting; then it works, but now gives no status bar
    indication which mode you are in Overwrite or Insert. :) But that is
    another story!

    Progress. Loving it!
    CodeCharmer, May 13, 2010
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  2. CodeCharmer

    Zaidy036 Guest

    In article <>,
    says...
    >
    > Didn't see a Windows 7 group, I'm guessing this issue is NOT limited to just
    > the 64 bit Windows 7 OS.
    >
    > My issue, in XP you could look at a DETAILS view of your files in Windows
    > Explorer. You could sort those files by TYPE. I would then look for my data
    > files type, select certain files while holding my control key. Then I would
    > resort the list by NAME.
    >
    > This allows me to select MY_CUST_DATA.DAT but then resort the list and see
    > there is also a MY_CUST_DATA.BAK, MY_CUST_DATA.IDX, MY_CUST_DATA.IMG. I
    > could then go on and (still holding my control key) select the additional
    > files.
    >
    > Two reasons for doing things this way, when sorted by TYPE, all my data
    > files are close together in a directory with a few thousand files, all those
    > types would fit on one or two screen scrolls. Then resorting by name, I
    > could scroll to find those previously selected and add their RELATED files
    > (by name) to my selection list.
    >
    > Wouldn't you know, in Windows 7, when you RESORT the list, it AUTOMATICALLY
    > DESELECTS all currently selected files! GENIUS!!
    >
    > I suppose now I could use the fancy new Windows Search but this was SO MUCH
    > EASIER!
    >
    > I'm hoping someone out there has a Registry Value trick to allow explorer to
    > MAINTAIN PREVIOUSLY SELECTED FILES when you resort the detail list. Like
    > Word no longer supporting the INSERT key for over writing text, unless you
    > change a options setting; then it works, but now gives no status bar
    > indication which mode you are in Overwrite or Insert. :) But that is
    > another story!
    >
    > Progress. Loving it!


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    Zaidy036, May 14, 2010
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