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I have a Dell Inspiron 6000, running Windows XP. All the latest updates are installed.
Whenever I open a file using a program, all the files will display in random order. This started a few weeks ago, when previously they would display properly in alphanumerical order. It’s a pain when I want to upload a certain picture to the internet, they should be ordered by image number as they all came from the same camera, but since they’re not, I have to search through dozens of files to find the one I want. Also a pain when I’m trying to load up the next episode of a TV show, where they are all labelled in the format “showname season xx ep yy.avi” and then I have to sort through 20+ files looking for the next one, where they normally should be in order.
Everything shows up in the proper order when I browse the folder in Windows Explorer.
Anybody have any idea what could cause this? Also how to fix it?