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windows explorer file list window in Vista

  1. #1


    monopoly Guest

    windows explorer file list window in Vista

    I have just encountered a problem with Windows Explorer for Vista. In the
    left-hand window, which I call the folders window, I created a new subfolder
    called "Invoices", and then I copied two files as a block from another, older
    folder. They show up fine, in the right-hand window, which I call the file
    list window, and they look right in either "List" or in "Detail" view. But
    then I created another subfolder called "Contracts", and then I copied four
    other files (of the same file types as the first two) as a block, from the
    aforementioned older folder. They show up, but there is this odd label on
    top of the four files in the right-hand window. It says "Unspecified (4)",
    and there is a blue colored line below it, as if it is some kind of subtitle
    (as in Outlook Express, where you get subtitles like "last week" or "14 days
    ago"). This undesired addition shows up only in "Details" view, not in
    "List" view, but I prefer "Details" view, so it's irritating. I tried
    deleting all the files and then just copying one of them in, to see if it was
    the block copy that was the problem, but it wasn't, because I get the label
    again, saying, "Unspecified (1)". This seems to be happening in all the new
    folders I created today, except the first one. Windows Explorer is adding
    some kind of group label, and I don't know why. Nor can I find anything
    under View or Options which will enable me to stop it from doing this. Does
    anyone know how to kill this kind of subtitling? It's just another example
    of where Windows Vista is way too complicated and fancy, and messes people up
    by doing things "for" them that they don't ask it to, and don't want it to,
    and hiding what it has done by not including anything in the help menus to
    explain itself.
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    monopoly

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  2. #2


    Mark L. Ferguson Guest

    Re: windows explorer file list window in Vista

    You have a setting selected for '(show menu bar in "Organize") View menu,
    "Group By" / 'Type' (or perhaps "tag". etc)
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    "monopoly" <libertysystems.com> wrote in message
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    > I have just encountered a problem with Windows Explorer for Vista. In the
    > left-hand window, which I call the folders window, I created a new
    > subfolder
    > called "Invoices", and then I copied two files as a block from another,
    > older
    > folder. They show up fine, in the right-hand window, which I call the
    > file
    > list window, and they look right in either "List" or in "Detail" view.
    > But
    > then I created another subfolder called "Contracts", and then I copied
    > four
    > other files (of the same file types as the first two) as a block, from the
    > aforementioned older folder. They show up, but there is this odd label on
    > top of the four files in the right-hand window. It says "Unspecified
    > (4)",
    > and there is a blue colored line below it, as if it is some kind of
    > subtitle
    > (as in Outlook Express, where you get subtitles like "last week" or "14
    > days
    > ago"). This undesired addition shows up only in "Details" view, not in
    > "List" view, but I prefer "Details" view, so it's irritating. I tried
    > deleting all the files and then just copying one of them in, to see if it
    > was
    > the block copy that was the problem, but it wasn't, because I get the
    > label
    > again, saying, "Unspecified (1)". This seems to be happening in all the
    > new
    > folders I created today, except the first one. Windows Explorer is adding
    > some kind of group label, and I don't know why. Nor can I find anything
    > under View or Options which will enable me to stop it from doing this.
    > Does
    > anyone know how to kill this kind of subtitling? It's just another
    > example
    > of where Windows Vista is way too complicated and fancy, and messes people
    > up
    > by doing things "for" them that they don't ask it to, and don't want it
    > to,
    > and hiding what it has done by not including anything in the help menus to
    > explain itself.
    > --
    > monopoly

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