All files and folders appearing under their date of creation

Discussion in 'Windows Vista Performance' started by Carnosaure, Dec 2, 2007.

  1. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    Hello, since I started my laptop two days ago all my files and folders are
    displayed by Vista according to their date of creation instead of their name.
    I can browse more easy through programs such as winrar to actually see where
    I am and what I have in one folder. I tried to display different information
    using right-click "sort by" or "arrange by" and selecting "others" than
    ticking something else than "date of creation" but that one can't be ticked
    off. Is there another way to get rid of that situation?
    Thank you.
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 2, 2007
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    Ken Blake, MVP, Dec 2, 2007
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  3. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    Thanks but this is not what I meant. It is not a problem of sorting. All the
    files and folders are displayed by Vista as eg "11/09/2007 10:03" ie its date
    of creation, for a file initially named "myvideo.wmv", for example. I can
    still see the real name of the file when using winrar browser for example, or
    when i try to rename it pressing F2, but after trying to rename it, it still
    displays "11/09/2007 10:03". This is a real mess.
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 2, 2007
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  4. Carnosaure

    Dave Guest

    In Windows Explorer (which I assume you are using), right-click on whatever
    column header you have, and select Name, Date Modified, etc. for whichever
    columns you want to see.
     
    Dave, Dec 2, 2007
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  5. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    Yes I am using Windows Explorer but when I righ-click on the column header,
    the "Date Modified" (not Created, sorry, my mistake) is ticked and can't be
    ticked off. If i click on "Others.." I have a list of data (number of files,
    author, program used, comments, company, version...) which i can tick to make
    the corresponding column appear, but no "Name" and it is still impossible to
    tick "Date Modified" off...
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 2, 2007
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  6. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    Yes I am using Windows Explorer but when I righ-click on the column header,
    the "Date Modified" (not Created, sorry, my mistake) is ticked and can't be
    ticked off. If i click on "Others.." I have a list of data (number of files,
    author, program used, comments, company, version...) which i can tick to make
    the corresponding column appear, but no "Name" and it is still impossible to
    tick "Date Modified" off...
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 2, 2007
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  7. Carnosaure

    brink Guest

    Hi Carnosaure,

    You should reset the folder view settings so Vista will not change this
    on you automatically and will remember your settings.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/70819-windows-explorer-folder-view-settings.html


    Make sure that you have the "All Items" folder template type selected.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/77444-windows-explorer-folder-type-templates.html


    This will show you how to change the columns and sort order to what you
    want.

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/108665-column-customize.html


    Hope this helps you,
    Shawn


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    brink, Dec 3, 2007
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  8. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    Carnosaure, Dec 4, 2007
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  9. Carnosaure

    brink Guest

    Carnosaure,

    Yep, you have a mess. This solution will fix that problem for you
    though. You just need to reset the Folder View settings so you can make
    changes that Vista will remember.

    Shawn


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    brink, Dec 4, 2007
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  10. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    OK I've tried this solution -customize the columns- again. I still can't
    check a "name" category because it's not there. Only "Modified date" and
    other useless data.
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 6, 2007
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  11. Carnosaure

    brink Guest

    Carnosaure,

    Did you right click on a empty part of the column and add the other
    columns you wanted?

    Shawn


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    brink, Dec 7, 2007
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  12. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    I've been trying but again the name column isn't available. Many other like
    "date created" "type of content" "author" "folder name"... but nothing about
    the names of the files.
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 7, 2007
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  13. Carnosaure

    brink Guest

    Carnosaure

    How strange. When you clicked "More", did it not have "Name" liste
    then

    If not, then you can see if running the "sfc /scannow" (no quotes
    command will fix the problem for you. This tutorial will show you how

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/66978-system-files.htm

    If that does not work, then you can do a Repair install if you have
    Retail or Express Vista installation DVD. This tutorial will show yo
    how

    http://www.vistax64.com/tutorials/88236-repair-install-vista.htm

    Shaw

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    brink, Dec 7, 2007
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  14. Carnosaure

    Carnosaure Guest

    Thanks
    I tryed running scannow which found errors it was unable to fix, so I guess
    I'll have to do a clean install from the vista recovery DVD I burnt when I
    bought my laptop, since I don't have a proper installation DVD. When I have
    some time...
    Thanks again for your time and attention.
     
    Carnosaure, Dec 11, 2007
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  15. Carnosaure

    brink Guest

    Your welcome Carnosaure,

    If you can borrow one from a friend, you can use their Vista
    installation DVD to run the Repair install on yours.

    Shawn


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    brink, Dec 11, 2007
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