How to disable auto refresh in explorer

June 22, 2009 at 22:38:51
Specs: Windows XP

Hi,

We have WINDOWS XP OS on my system.
We have a problem with auto refresh in
windows explorer.

We have a folder that is mapped to network
location. We have this problem only with the
network mapped drive.

As soon as we rename any file, the file is
moved to the last in the folder. We do not want
this behavior. The file

should be in the same place where it was
before renaming.


For example,

we have the following files in the folder in the
same order

abc.pdf
fgh.pdf
zyx.pdf

if we rename the file 'fgh.pdf' as 'fghxyz.pdf'
then the order will be

abc.pdf
zyx.pdf
fghxyz.pdf

we do not want this type of behavior. The file
should be at the same place where it was
before renaming.

Any ideas to disable this behavior?


Thank you in advance,
Raheem MA


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#1
June 22, 2009 at 23:37:05

If there is I am unaware of it....file associations are based on alphabetical sequencing....when you make/add (name changing) a file then it will auto insert itself to the end of list till the folder is closed...on re-opening it it will auto alphabetize itself
in proper sequencing....changing this could possible slow your system way down in searching out misplaced files.

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#2
June 22, 2009 at 23:45:38

thank you for quick reply,

We do not want this behavior, can we make any changes to
registry or whatever to resolve this issue?

Please post your ideas.

Thank you,
Raheem MA


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#3
June 23, 2009 at 08:55:46

If the file that begins with "f" gets moved to the position after the file that begins with "z", then it is not being sorted alphabeticaly. It's probably being sorted by date modified and in order from oldest to newest. Look at the top of the catagory where it says "Name". Click on where it says name and make sure the little arrow is pointing up. If it points down after you have clicked it, click it again and it will point up.

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