Opening a file - changing default view

  sobeitjedi 12:56 10 May 06

Bit of a strange one to explain but here goes ....

When I click on open (to open a new document in Word/Excel etc) the windows explorer window that appears automatically has the first file highlighted. It doesn't matter where I navigate to, the first file within a directory will always be selected. If there are folders within the directory that alphabetically preceed file names, they are ignored - ie the file is always selected rather than the first folder.

On other PCs here, no files/folders are highlighted by default, the cursor is positioned within the file name field.

It's so annoying !!!!

  ade.h 17:33 10 May 06

Very much a generic answer, this one, but it will at least get the ball rolling; run sfc /scannow with your OS CD in the drive and let it run. If any system files are lost or incorrect, they will automatically be fixed.

Option 2; in Folder Options > General, make sure that "Click to view files" has the SECOND radio button checked rather than the first. Just a guess, that one.

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