Does anyone know how XP remembers (when it does) the sort order of
taskbar toolbars when the toolbar is made narrow so the whole thing is
a flyout menu (has the bar with the tiny >> next to the folder name)?
I have three folders set up like that (C:, A, and X). Once upon a
time I could drag icons in the flyout menu and the order would be
retained through reboots and explorer restarts. Then one day, after a
Windows Update last year, the sort order would revert to alphabetical
after a restart. Then sometime after that, the manual sort order for
A and X at the time was retained, but never the root directory C:.
Now A and X revert to that retained sort order (better than nothing),
but any changes are not retained.
I've looked through the registry but can't find anything that looks
like a sort order. The sort order of the opened folders themselves
has no affect on the sort order of the flyout menu.
I'd like to understand how this works, and I'd especially like to
figure out a way to either retain or restore a manually sorted menu.