Vista File Explorer sorting and layout

Discussion in 'Windows Vista General Discussion' started by Geoff, May 15, 2007.

  1. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    I'm using Vista ultimate, on a project which has reasonably large file
    storage of about 30,000 files in some folders. Files are named using guids
    with all formatting removed so filenames just use ascii 0..9 a..f with the
    ..ext on the end.

    Why does explorer not sort the files when you click on the filename header
    column, and instead display them in a psuedo sorted/random order. It sorts a
    chunk of about 1000 files correctly, then starts another chunk all over
    again, which it sorts correctly, add infinitum.. The machines all have 1.0GB
    RAM. Appears to happen in earlier OS as well??

    Also, why does vista display every other folder with different zoom and
    column layouts after I specifically click "Apply to all folders".

    It's really, really pissing me off.
    Geoff, May 15, 2007
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  2. Geoff

    Stuart [MVP] Guest

    Why indeed.

    I'd suggest you take the time to get an MS case opened so this issue gets
    addressed before SP1 comes out.

    Stuart [MVP], May 15, 2007
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  3. Geoff

    Geoff Guest

    Thanks Stuart,

    I've been trying to send messages to MS to get problems fixed, but I just
    can't find a method to notify them of the problems. Do you know of a URL
    where I can post a message which will actually be read by a human?

    Geoff, May 16, 2007
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