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( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« on: April 16, 2008, 02:39:10 PM »
This has been driving me nuts for weeks now. When I go to open a file the "Select File" dialog always shows the file in alphabetical order, ascending(?), file names are from z to a. I'm sure it's stored in the registry some where but I can't find it. BTW, this affects some of the Windows dialog boxes too.

Anyone have a clue how to change this?

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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #1 on: April 16, 2008, 02:39:57 PM »
Thought you might like to see this, check out the folder icon. :)
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #2 on: April 16, 2008, 02:42:13 PM »
Click on the header "Name" so the triangle points up or change your view to "List".
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #3 on: April 16, 2008, 02:42:59 PM »
I'm sure you've done this but get the view to how you want it then (In Explorer): Tools >>Folder Options>>View>>Apply to all folders

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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #4 on: April 16, 2008, 02:47:13 PM »
Click on the header "Name" so the triangle points up or change your view to "List".

Right, but it doesn't stay that way the next time I use the dialog. :)
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2008, 02:48:04 PM »
I'm sure you've done this but get the view to how you want it then (In Explorer): Tools >>Folder Options>>View>>Apply to all folders

No workie. Next!! :lol:

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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #6 on: April 16, 2008, 02:54:16 PM »
Under view in folder options there is a box "Remember each folder's view settings". Is it checked?
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2008, 02:57:27 PM »
Thought you might like to see this, check out the folder icon. :)

That means it can't find the path that is associated with the icon.  I have had that happen every once in while when my network paths get messed up.  To fix it, I took out the path letter, and just had it mapped with the whole network path.
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2008, 02:57:57 PM »
Under view in folder options there is a box "Remember each folder's view settings". Is it checked?

Yes.
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2008, 03:10:03 PM »
Sorry, no more ideas.
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #10 on: April 16, 2008, 03:29:45 PM »
not sure if they ever fixed this issue:
http://USA.autodesk.com/adsk/servlet/ps/item?siteID=123112&id=2867127&linkID=9240817

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Issue


On the File menu, you click Open. In the Select File dialog box in the Views drop-down list, the view type always reverts to List in a new session of AutoCAD, even after you changed the view type to Details


Solution


This is as designed; there is no way to retain the setting.

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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #11 on: April 16, 2008, 03:55:49 PM »
not sure if they ever fixed this issue:

At some point it changed, maybe 2 months ago. That's what bugs me! Why did it change?

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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #12 on: April 16, 2008, 04:03:21 PM »
try rubbing your eyes   :roll:
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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #13 on: April 18, 2008, 06:33:19 AM »
If you change the order to the way you want it & then hold down Ctrl while you open a drawing the order should stick for next time. Works in ADT 2006.

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Re: ( Acad '06 ) Select File dialog strangeness
« Reply #14 on: April 18, 2008, 07:24:47 AM »
If you change the order to the way you want it & then hold down Ctrl while you open a drawing the order should stick for next time. Works in ADT 2006.

YES!! Thank you. :-)
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