You might’ve noticed that Windows 7 Explorer shows sort headers in only Details view mode and not in any other view modes, i.e. with large and extra large icons, to sort the content of the folders according to date, size, name, and by many other characteristics. Users, who extensively use these file sort-headers, have to manually switch to Detail view mode in order to sort the files and folders as per their requirements. We just stumbled across a tool which can seamlessly add sort headers in all Windows 7 Explorer view modes. It actually does nothing except adding all the elements which are required to insert sort-headers in different view modes. You just need to register main DLL file with regsvr32 command to insert headers. For user convenience, developer has also provided simple install and uninstall batch files to add and remove sort headers, respectively.
DLL files for both 32-bit and 64-bit OS are provided in the download package. You need to register the DLL file or simply run the install the install.bat file. If for some reason, install.bat file doesn’t work, open command line interpreter (CMD) with administrative privileges. Now move to download directory, and open Release folder if you’re using 32-bit Windows, otherwise, open x64 folder. Once opened, type following command and then press Enter.
After the DLL file is added, restart Explorer from Windows Task Manager. Now open Windows Explorer and verify sort-headers in all view modes.
During testing, the latest version of Explore7Fixes (22.214.171.124) failed to add the sort-headers, but version 1.0.0 worked flawlessly. Testing was done on Windows 7 x64 system.