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windows explorer file list window in Vista

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monopoly

#1
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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Mark L. Ferguson

#2
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.
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> monopoly
 

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