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Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Q: Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

The Windows Photo Viewer will not display photos in the order they are sorted by Windows Explorer.
This is not referring to the slide show feature, just the forward and back arrows.
The only order pictures can be viewed is by name despite Windows Explorer being set at view by date, ascending.
I have repaired Microsoft Live Essentials, uninstalled and reinstalled but the issue remains.
This is also not an issue with photo tags or photo names.
Windows Explorer sorts as selected but click a picture in the middle to view, click the forward arrow and instead of the next date picture being viewed, the next name picture is viewed.

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A: Windows Photo Viewer; sorting order not the same as view order

Hi!

I upgraded to Windows 10 recently as well, I have the same problem and I also have a solution. However, I do not know, if it is ideal. :-)

What is obviously missing is an entry in the registry called DropTarget. This entry tells Windows Photo Viewer to display the images in the sorting order of the folder Photo Viewer got called from.

Non-solution:
I saw that at least in my registry there is a DropTarget defined in HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget. From the name of the key and from reading the docs this looks as if it would be applied to all calls to this program, but -if that actually is the case- for me this entry does not work. It has been there (at least) after my Windows 10 upgrade, also the "Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}" seems to be fine, but it does not do the job.

Solution:
For me, this problem was present for jpg and png files, but not for bmp, dib, gif, jfif and what else can be opened with Windows Photo Viewer. To fix this, I have added the following to the Windows Registry:


Code:
[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\jpegfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"

[HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\pngfile\shell\open\DropTarget]
"Clsid"="{FFE2A43C-56B9-4bf5-9A79-CC6D4285608A}"
After you added that to the registry, rightclick a jpg file, select "Open with", choose Windows Photo Viewer and click "Always open with this app". This step is not intended to actually change the program you are using (actually the program stays the same), but it makes Windows reload the file associations.

If afterwards you open a jpg or a png file, the sorting order should be the same as it was in your folder - at least it was for me.

Final thoughts:
I would be happy, if I got it working using the key Applications\photoviewer.dll\shell\open\DropTarget I mentioned above, but that is only a technical detail. Fact is: With the jpegfile and pngfile DropTarget posted above it's working!

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suggestions?
 

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Is it possible to sort your files properly in Windows Explorer?

The result should be:





Quote:
1
2
11
File
File 100
New
New Text Document


I did try How to Enable or Disable Numerical Sorting in Windows Explorer but it didn't resolve the problem.

Any help is much appreciated!

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Hi guys , can someone please help?
I am trying to burn a series of jpeg images (44 in all) using nero v7. when i add the files in nero they do not appear in numerical order and it is essential that they are in order.
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thank you
gnome
 

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*** I am told to repost my question here instead of asking SGT Oddball at News section.

I need your help regarding Skydrive.
Before this new configuration, I can sort my documents in either ascending order( oldest date first ) or descending order ( newest date first). And, it will stay that way,period.

Now, the default sorting appears to be ascending ( oldest date first ).
I can click the pointer near Name and change the sorting order. BUT,once I log off and log back on, it is back to ascending order.

Can you help me on this? Thank you.

Default sorting oder :



I want descending sorting order :

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its annoying because I want to view the pictures in the order I took them.

A:Windows photo Gallery open order

Hi

Not that I've ever heard of, but you CAN change the order in which your pictures show in the folder...
If you say "The Order I took them", then they should have a "Created on" date and you can sort them by that. Play with some of the "Sort by" and "Group by" settings, and/or the "Date Taken" one, or another option is to add Tags to the photos and then you can sort them as you please according to how you tag them.

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vista (at least on my pc) sorted files like this:
5.txt
11.txt
88.txt

instead of:
11.txt
5.txt
88.txt

although this article is for xp i tried it on vista and now it sorts files the "right" way

http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319827

but as they say - modify the registry at your own risk!
 

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Hi

We've got a bar graph showing people's performance against a scale. What I want to do is sort the order that the data is shown on the graph, so the highest performer is on the left and the lowest on the right, but I don't want to sort the source data as there are other graphs linked to it. I hope this makes sense Does anyone know if this is possible? I guess what I'm asking is, is there a way to sort data on the graph without sorting the source data in the worksheet? Any help appreciated

Many thanks!
 

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Is this possible in Excel? in either '03 or '07?

I know I can do it in a pivot table, but I want to change the raw data to sort in calendar order.

Thanks
 

A:Sorting Month Names in Calendar Order

Yes, in 2007, you can drop down the sort & filter arrow and choose Custom Sort. In the Order field, select Custom List and it will bring you a list of choices, one of which is by month. Hope that helps.
 

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while working with pictures, when I click on 'view' then 'sort by' then 'day' to put them in order of being taken, it automatically also put them in 'descending' order which means they are in reverse order.
can anyone tell me how to stop this happening please.
Thanks

A:when sorting pictures they automatically go in 'descending order'

Clicking the column header should reverse them. Also, in View - sort by - you have the option to choose Ascending or descending, but apparently only in 'Details' not 'icons' Why that should be I have no idea.

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The "My Recent Documents" list in the start menu is sorted by name. Can i sort it by date? Many thanks.
 

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Windows7, IE8
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Hello,
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Every time when it is 00:00 (midnight), it resets all the history I've had.

I want to change it to "View By Order Visited" or "View By Order Visited for couple days", instead of "View By Order Visited Today" (Browsing History displays only for one day), So that If it pass midnight - I could still see the last links.

Any Edit Reg / Tweaking ?

Thank You

A:Replacing "View By Order Visited Today" to "View By Order Visited"

Wow that is so bad why on earth did they add Today to View by Order Visited
I don't want to depress you but it is the same in IE9
I doubt theres anything you can do: anybody know different ?

You could switch to another browser that has better options

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A:need to order lenovo u530 hinges cover or find FRU number to order online

Have you tried using parts lookup?  Choose "Mechanical Assemblies" on the left under commodity type.  Dont post your serial number here but if you put it in parts lookup you will find parts for your laptop.  I just looked up Generic u530.
 
https://pcsupport.lenovo.com/us/en/products/laptops-and-netbooks/ideapad-u-series-laptops/ideapad-u5...
 
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I was trying to log into a work from home website. They had specified that I use Internet Explorer but I couldn't log in until I had added that website to IE's compatibility view setting. Then it worked O.K.
My question is, WHY????

A:Had to use Compatibility View in order to use a website.

Hi there

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Also note that some sites like Banks etc which might be capable of running the new software (No Flash, HTML 5, CSS etc) might also check for specific browser versions -- IE11 might not yet be added to their list even though the site has been updated. Running in compatibility mode will "poodlefake" the site as well into thinking you are running IE10.

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Hello community!

All of my photos are on my Skydrive, and my folders are named by year

On my Windows Phone, and in the Skydrive app, the folders appear in numerical order.

BUT!
In the Pictures app, the folders are all mixed up! (2009, then 2012, then 2005 etc...)
I'm set for "view by folders"

any idea what may be causing that?

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There is one thing (at the moment) that I can't figure out in Win 7 though. In XP all my windows that are opened in detail view first have the file name, then the file size right next to it. In Win 7, all the detail windows default to having the file size column over on the far right, where it's hard to see and does me no good at all. I can drag the file size column over to where I want it, of course, but I have hundreds of folders and would not like to have to do this for all of them manually. I also would prefer to have all new folders default to having the file size right next to the file name.

Is there any way I can get Starter to change the column order for all the folders at once, as well as make it the default for new ones I create?

Thank you.

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A:Changing order of columns in detail view

I am also interested in this please can someone help witha solution.

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You can no longer sort the contents of a file listing in Windows Explorer, keeping a selection of files made in the previous sort order.
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As I see it, sorting has to be possible with the selection of files kept intact.
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his text here as well:
One of my most common ways of working when copying, moving or deleting multiple files using Windows Explorer is (using details view) to sort by one method (for example, by time), select some file, then change sort to another method (for example, by type)
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Hi,
 
This is by design.
 
If you have any suggestion or concerns, please contact Feedback Team via the following link:
 
http://mymfe.microsoft.com/Windows%20%207/Feedback.aspx?formID=195

 
You can also post your feedback or comments on
Feedback Forum.
 
Thanks for your suggestion again.
JPlease remember to click ?Mark as Answer? on the post that helps you, and to click ?Unmark as Answer? if a marked post does not actually answer your question. This can be beneficial to other community members reading the thread. ?

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A:Live Photo Gallery - order prints doesn't work

Update:
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A:cannot view photos in photo viewer because you do not have correct permissions

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BEWARE ALL PHOTOGRAPHERS. VISTA RUINS PHOTOS.​
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Hi,
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A:Windows Live Photo Gallery and Windows Photo Viewer Error

Hope that this fix from Microsoft can solve your issue.

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Dear MS support, 
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3- All the interfaces has the following dns suffixes enabled :
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Problem
=====

When i try to resolve a name without a domain. I get the following behavior :
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Please notice that in the binding order. NIC#1 appears before NIC#2.  

is this expected and why ?

Moh.

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Please and thank you.
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Anyone else had this lousy experience with this lousy outfit....just curious?

A:Windows 7 Pre-order from Walmart.com

No, but I'm sure there are more ppl than you who have maxed out there credit card. And you know the business can not charge the CARD until they can verify the product has/can be shipped. That is to protect you as well as the shipper. In this case Walmart.
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I thought the $99.00 release was the DOWNLOAD version.
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I have 3 hdd. All of them are sata and i can see the corect order showed in BIOS:
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Disk 1 - WD 500GB
Disk 2 - Samsung 1 TB

Any ideea why?

A:Windows does not see correct hdd order.

Windows sees the order based on the Boot Order in BIOS.
BIOS sees the order based on the SATA port they are hooked up to.

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Get your Windows 7 preorder now

http://store.microsoft.com/home.aspx

*Important Pre-Order Details: Pre-order is available from June 26, 2009 until October 22, 2009.
*Special promotional pricing for Windows 7 is a limited time offer, while supplies last, and is limited to six (6) copies per customer.
*A credit card is required for pre-order, but your card will not be charged until your order is shipped or the product is made available for download.
*On or about October 22, 2009, you will receive e-mail with information about how to redeem your order.

Edit title fixed, many thanks

A:Windows 7 Pre Order is live

I think the upgrade is a good choice...

Is it possible to do a clean install and register the key with upgrade?

Wat kind of licence comes with this Upgrade? OEM or Retail?

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Amazon has Windows 7 on Pre order as you may know. I have already pre ordered the Pro version for ?89 (price went up now) but today i saw this:

"Customers who buy an eligible copy of Windows Vista from Amazon.co.uk between 26th June and 15th October 2009 [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/gp/feature.html/ref=amb_link_84386313_1?ie=UTF8&docId=1000321063&pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=special-node-offers-3&pf_rd_r=1ZMDJ1T9KQJ22XM47DXW&pf_rd_t=201&pf_rd_p=470482053&pf_rd_i=B002DUCMTC"]are eligible for a free copy of the equivalent version of Windows 7[/ame] when it is launched. Click for details."

Now if you read closely you'll see that the equivalents for Windows 7 Ulti are:

? Windows Vista, Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1
? [ame="http://www.amazon.co.uk/Windows-Ultimate-Service-Upgrade-Version/dp/B0013O98SW/ref=amb_link_84355233_11?pf_rd_m=A3P5ROKL5A1OLE&pf_rd_s=center-2&pf_rd_r=06RTA3J57S6S8KYPDDZV&pf_rd_t=1401&pf_rd_p=470412993&pf_rd_i=1000321063"]Windows Vista, Ultimate Edition with Service Pack 1, Upgrade Version[/ame]

According to amazon.co.uk again, if i buy Vista Ulti today (full) that would cost me ?166.53 and if i buy the upgrade version of Vista Ulti that's ?151.46.

As you know Windows 7 E Ultimate in Europe comes FULL (meaning no upgrade package available and also that's stated on amazon) so that means i can buy the upgrade version of Vista Ulti and on Oct 22th amazon.co.uk wil... Read more

A:Windows 7 Pre-Order from Amazon.co.uk

Firstly, the only difference between 'upgrade' and 'full' versions is that with the 'upgrade' version you need a prior installation or DVD to install. (There are even ways round that.)
Secondly, if the free upgrade to 7 for Vista buyers is anything like what I went through with XP and Vista then I wouldn't bother. It will almost certainly be done by agents of MS through a voucher scheme, and last time it took quite a few months after Vista was released for the DVD to be delivered.

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This is going to sound like a dumb question, but are the current versions of Windows 8 only upgrades from an older version? Microsoft haven't made this very clear, since I don't understand the difference between Pro and Pro N?

If you guys could tell me the difference that would be great.

Windows 8 Pro

Kind Regards,
Saint Andrew

A:Regarding Windows 8 pre-order versions?

Hi Saint Anrew,
Welcome to the forums, Pro N doesn't have the windows media player, only upgrade versions are available for pre-order at the moment.
Windows 8 retail packaging revealed - SlashGear

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I was just charged for my copy of Windows 8 about an hour ago. Wonder if they are shipping early to get it here by Friday.

A:Newegg Windows 8 Order

I never order Windows online, always head to Walmart and pick it up. I remember getting Windows 7 Home Premium on opening day, grabbed the last copy on the shelf. But, I plan on going to the store again to pick it up.

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When W7 was due for release there was a pre-order offer available for two weeks where you could buy it at a heavily discounted price (?44)
Are there any available offers like that available for W8 or have none been announced yet?
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A:Any Windows 8 pre-order offers?

It's far too early for anything like that yet.

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I recently just upgraded my laptop and I am so upset to see that Windows 10 does not have the Windows Photo Viewer or the Windows Live Photo Gallery- these two programs offer ways of printing photos (such as printing 2 4x6 or 5x7 pics on one page) and simple/quick one click enhancement features that I cannot find anywhere else! The Microsoft photo viewer that came with the PC is useless - it has no options or features! Help please or suggestions!!!!

A:Any way to get the Windows Photo Viewer & Windows Live Photo Gallery?

Yeah the default app isn't great. The old photo viewer can be enabled if you did an upgrade from 7 I believe. I think those with a clean install of 10 are bang out of luck though. I'm sure Brink posted a tutorial on how to do it but I'll need to dig around

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