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How to sort images by date added to a folder

Question: How to sort images by date added to a folder

I created a folder on my desktop and add images of books I have sold almost daily. With Windows XP, the images would stay in order as I added them, but with Windows 7 they are always in order of the image name.
I have tried using the different sort by date options, but they are always sorted by the image name (which is a 5 digit number). How can I sort them by the date I add them to the folder?
Thanks,
Fritz

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Answer: How to sort images by date added to a folder

Hello Fritz, and welcome to Seven Forums.

I would think that adding the column "Date last saved", then having the folder set to be sorted by it would do the trick.

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I tried several different sort by date items and not sorts by the date the actual file was added to the folder.

Answer:How to sort by date added to current folder

File Explorer Columns - Add or Remove in Windows 8

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Hi all,

I've been a long time reader of these fourms but first time poster but am looking for any advice on the following.

I use the movie library function to view & play movies that are "ripped" and recorded from TV. I have now 300+ movies and add movies every week. The sort by date added only seems to work for recorded from tv movies but not "ripped" movies. I use My Movie Finder to get the rest of the metadata & folder.jpg i can't work out how date added works.

Anyone else sorted this issue other that using Media Browser/My Movies etc..

Thanks for the advice,

Steve..

Answer:Movie Library sort by date added?

For ease of use, take a look a an app developed by one of our own here @ sevenforums... YAMMM. It will automatically go out on the net and grab the needed meta data, images, etc. It is a great... GREAT time saver! My sort by date works fine!

Oh yeah, welcome to the forum faloony!

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I desperately need to sort my files downloaded using DownThemAll by the date the file was added to the directory. Date created could have been months or years in the past. Date saved could have been months or years in the past. Is there a way to sort the files by the date the file was added to the directory. I need to download to the same general directory in order to avoid dups.

Thank you in advance for your reply.
 

Answer:Solved: Sort Files In Dirctory By Date Added

Howdee to you too.
If it's in Windows explorer, just change the view to detail and press the date column to sort the either ascending or descending,
In Windows 7 you can show more columns by right clicking the top bar just check there, there are quite a few date options.
Hope you can use this
 

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Ive got vista x64 and Im tryin to figure out how to sort a folder by the date I DLed the contents. In Xp it was np but I cant seem to get it work in vista. Ive tried Date Received Date Modified Date Taken... everything with Date in the sort type and none of em work they either dont change at all or just end up in abc order. What Im goin for is sorting the contents exactly by date and time of how they ended up in the folder. Any ideas? Also before I forget about it. Ive got a folder on an HDD that wasnt modified when I installed vista I installed vista on a completely new HDD. Now in windows explorer in vista that folder thats on a completely separate drive is missing roughly 100 files completely randomly. Not any specific order I can find to whats missing (date, abc, etc) theyre just not showin up. The file size of the folder doesnt indicate theyve been deleted they just arent showin up.

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I wish to save my old emails so I transfered them to a new folder. But although they are sorted as created by date order they will not sort into date order on my new folder just into name order which I do not want. How do I get them to sort into date received order.Help please.

Answer:EMails cannot sort into date order in folder

In the new folder, clicking the "Received" column header should sort the contents by date received. Clicking it again will toggle between oldest or newest date first.

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Hi
Apologies for the title - I tried to encompass my problem.





Basically, it's this:

I have a drive that I need to copy all the data from and move to a larger drive (1TB DAS moved to a 6TB NAS device). I need to preserve the folder's date created and (if possible) modified attributes, as the data being copied is a WIP folder for a big CGI
project, and it's important to be able to track and find specific info/folders via date created... essentially the job is ongoing for another 6/7 months.

So, normal copy/paste won't do... thanks to this forum :) I've used Xcopy and worked out how to migrate the data and keep the all the new/copy folder's date created and modified attributes in line with the original/source. 

Meaning I can make a perfect copy with folder dates that match.

However (and this is where I am head scratching), as soon as any new data is added into the copy folder, it's attributes change... not only the folder's modified date (which I was expecting) but also the date created folder.

This is a problem as the folders will have new data added to them on an ongoing basis... but, as both modified and created dates change to the time the new file is added, it causes issues when finding specific nested folders via creation date.

Example: Copy folder (done today via Xcopy) shows creation and modified date as per the source of 11/12/2012. As soon as any file is added into that folder, it updates modified and creation to the time the file w... Read more

Answer:How to maintain Folder attributes (date created/modified) on a 'Copy' - when a new file is added

BTW - with the Xcopy, it was a 2 stage process. /s/e/k first then a copy over but using /d/t/e/k. Copying in the first pass and then overwriting the folders in the second pass (with the correct creation date).

Thanks for the Robocopy/mir tip... that will work for bulk copying the data... sadly, when it's on the NAS, any additions to the folder change the creation date. Pretty sure it's the NAS file system (or lack of compatibility).

Going to test some spurious data using some other DAS drives - as I think it's the NAS (as per Lacie's reply).

Now I need to find a NAS that'll handle NTFS.

But at least I feel I'm getting somewhere now - thanks :)

Andy

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When I open file explorer and select certain folders, it opens in the alpha sort. When I go to sort on dates, it takes forever in Windows 10, and has pretty much since launch. Don't remember this on Win7. Are there any switches I could throw, or other config changes I can make to address this?

Answer:File Explorer - Folder w/1,300+ files takes >2 minutes to sort by date

I originally misread the thread, after rereading it, decided to remove my original post; I'll be listening in and learning!

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Help! This should be easy but I can't get it to work.

I have a report that must group by Trip# and sort by ascending activity date all of the various activities that took place on multiple days of the trip.
Further, the trip with the earliest date must come first regardless of the Trip#.
I've accomplished getting the earliest starting date trip first and grouping its detail with a unique string made up of the earliest date of each trip formatted to YYYYMMDD+Trip#. This prints a trip total and works fine.

But the daily activity for the trip is out of date sequence.
Adding a Date field to the 'Sorting and Grouping' insists on breaking on and printing a sub-total for each of the trips activity dates.
Without the sorting & grouping by date the trip records are out of sequence even though the data source query is sorted ascending by activity date.

(see attachments that show the above)

The only solution I can think of is to create a sub-report sorted by activity date.

Does anyone have any better ideas?

Jim Shannon
JES Computer Systems
Access Developer.
 

Answer:How sort by 2nd field (date) without grouping when date changes?

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Is there a programme/add on that will display the date down by the clock in the System Tray?As I get older I find myself increasingly unaware not just of the hour but even the day!

Answer:Date on Screen (No, not that sort of date!)

Try unlocking the toolbar and raise it a bit. The clock will now show the time, day and date. Lock the toolbar.

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Hi,
I set up a lot of pc's and I've had this problem before with windows 8.1. I set up a single user account with Microsoft account (email and password). Then I want the pc to never ask for password, so I run userpasswords2 and uncheck so password is never asked for and we go right to desktop on startup. I'm setting up 2 laptops right now and 1 works fine.

On the second laptop, windows 10 created a quasi-user in addition to the user account. quasi has same name, same email, and it doesn't exist in control panels/user. It has a shorter version of the user name when I sign in, i.e., name is Rancho and it auto displays ranch as the user name on log in screen, so I know Windows did this somehow.

When I turn on laptop or restart, instead of going straight to desktop, it shows log in screen. it says it cannot connect (connection is wi-fi, no other pc's have connect problem), it says there is a problem and I have to sign in. it has 2 accounts in lower left corner (both have the same account name and email). if I click on the top, it is the ms account, it supplies the email and logs in with just a password. If I click on the ranch account, it puts ranch in the user name, logs in with same password.

I'm guessing I have to add administrator account #2, delete the messed up account #1 and recreate it, then delete #2. trying to avoid that fun if possible. and it didn't work on windows 8.1 when this happened.

any ideas on how this silliness happens? Is there a fix?
th... Read more

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Hi,
I set up a lot of pc's and I've had this problem before with windows 8.1. I set up a single user account with Microsoft account (email and password). Then I want the pc to never ask for password, so I run userpasswords2 and uncheck so password is never asked for and we go right to desktop on startup. I'm setting up 2 laptops right now and 1 works fine.

On the second laptop, windows 10 created a quasi-user in addition to the user account. quasi has same name, same email, and it doesn't exist in control panels/user. It has a shorter version of the user name when I sign in, i.e., name is Rancho and it auto displays ranch as the user name on log in screen, so I know Windows did this somehow.

When I turn on laptop or restart, instead of going straight to desktop, it shows log in screen. it says it cannot connect (connection is wi-fi, no other pc's have connect problem), it says there is a problem and I have to sign in. it has 2 accounts in lower left corner (both have the same account name and email). if I click on the top, it is the ms account, it supplies the email and logs in with just a password. If I click on the ranch account, it puts ranch in the user name, logs in with same password.

I'm guessing I have to add administrator account #2, delete the messed up account #1 and recreate it, then delete #2. trying to avoid that fun if possible. and it didn't work on windows 8.1 when this happened.

any ideas on how this silliness happens? Is there a fix?
th... Read more

Answer:windows 10 added a second user account sort of

no solution but I have standard user and admin accts. both using the same PWL on both my Windows 10 OS on this PC on separate NTFS volumes and it did that also .

I use std user accts. on the web to keep some nasty's out things they don't need to be in like the MBR or syst 32 etc.

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I have a mild annoyance in Windows Explorer (on XP) that I have been searching all around to try to find a solution for. It has to do with automatic sorting. Basically, new or modified files to a folder are not automatically sorted until the folder is refreshed.

Say I have all my files sorted by "Date Modified," from top to bottom, and then I open and edit, say, the third file. When I save the file, the "Date Modified" will instantly update. The problem, though, is that the file, despite it now being the most recently modified file, will still remain in the #3 spot until I refresh the list or change the sort order.

The same thing happens if, say, I sort files alphabetically, and then copy a file "Aardvark.txt" to the folder. It won't appear in its rightful place until the folder is refreshed.

I noticed that this problem seems to be fixed in both Vista and Windows 7, but I'm hoping there is a way to address it. I would love to be able to trust the folder's sorting without having to refresh it each time to make sure I have the updated sort order.

Anybody encounter this?
 

Answer:Windows Explorer in XP doesn't automatically re-sort when files are added or modified

This KB Article.
 

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This is a new hijacking to me. One of my friends emailed a completely innocent photo to another friend. When the second friend opened the email, in addition to the intended picture a large number of pornographic images had been added. Both friends are on Wanadoo broadband. Both have up-to-date antivirus and are firewalled. I have suggested running Asquared on both computers. Have any forum members heard of this problem, and does anyone know how it happens?

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Question: Sort by Date

Just switched from 2kpro to XP and i like my music sorted by date. Is there a way to do this is XP? I dont see a 'sort by date' option.
 

Answer:Sort by Date

Sort by Modified is the same thing in XP.
 

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Question: Sort date daily

I have a big problem with this daily report since I have to do it manually every single day. Is there a way to automated this in macro or vlookup . Help Name Room Status From DateWayne,G 440-2 Medicare AAA 1/23/10Chin, P 520-3 Private BBB 2/23/10King, L 422-4 Insurance CCC 1/23/10Cohen, A 545-3 Medicare AAA 2/23/101. This data base keep adding up daily so data range will not work.2. Need to print report on daily admissions. So all patients admit for 1/23/10 will be print out of 1/23/10 Date Name Status1/23/10 King, L. Insurance1/23/10 Wayne, G. Medicare

Answer:Sort date daily

Hi,Here is a macro that should do what you want.Your source data is in a worksheet named "Source"Your report is created in a worksheet named "Report"If these are not the names used, either change the names of the worksheets or change them in these lines in the macro: 'change name of source worksheet here
strSrcWS = "Source"
'change name of report worksheet here
strRptWS = "Report"The source data is in these columns, starting at row 2 A B C D E
1 Name Room Status From Date
2 Wayne, Greg 440-2 Medicare AAA 1/23/10
3 Chin, Peter 520-3 Private BBB 2/23/10
4 King, Larry 422-4 Insurance CCC 1/23/10
5 Cohen, Alex 545-3 Medicare AAA 2/23/10
Due to the way that the macro finds the end of the source data, all cells in column A below the last data must be empty.On the report page the date will be entered in cell C1 as follows: A B C
1 Report for 1/23/10
2 Date Name StatusAdd the other headings, as shown.When the macro is run, this is the result: A B C
1 Report for 1/23/10
2 Date Name Status
3 1/23/10 Wayne, Greg Medicare
4 1/23/10 King, Larry Insurance
The macro is triggered by either changing the date in cell C1 on the report page, or to re-run for the same date, select C2, click in the formula bar and click the adjacent check mark.As changes made by Macros cannot be undone with the Undo button, test this macro on a copy of your data. Always make a backup of your Workbook before running this macro. This code has only been tested on sample data, and it has not been tested ... Read more

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Hi,

I have lots of files in certain folders and one thing that was useful in windows ME was the option to sort files by date. I now have XP but cannot find this option. Is there something in XP that will sort files in folders from the oldest to the latest. I was able to the files I wanted quickly this way

Cubbycuddly
 

Answer:Sort icons by date?

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Hey I want to know how to sort by both date and type for my folders and files in the explorer...

Everytime I change it to date it no longer sorts it by type anymore...

Is there a way to do this so I can have both set??

Thank you!! Highly appreciated.

Answer:How do I sort by both Date AND Type??

Have a read of this thread and see if it is of any help to you.
sort files/folders using multiple criteria

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Does not seem to matter which I choose oldest to newest or newest to oldest. I have tried changing the date format. thanks Maggie 5/10/20125/21/20128/20/201212/2/20122/2/20132/27/20132/8/20121/22/20131/26/201211/9/20113/13/20123/18/2013

Answer:Cannot get date to sort correctly. See example.

The only thing I can think of is your dates are getting stored as text. I found this link that explains what I'm talking about.http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/e...Let me know if this helps.

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I have a column in an Excel spreadsheet that is formatted as dd.mm.yyyy.

I need something that will read this column and output it as yyyy.mm.dd into a separate filed so Excel will sort it properly in chronological sequence.

At present the "date" sort only sorts on the first 2 numerics, ie dd and sorts then from 1-31, irrespective of the balance of the date field.

Hope someone can help.


Bazza
 

Answer:Need help with an Excel date sort

You would have to do a little work in VB in order to get it to work. I found this http://office.microsoft.com/en-us/assistance/HP052093431033.aspx
 

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Hello,
Is there any way to sort by the most recent date on my phone? Bing gives me only relevance.
Help?

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I foolishly upgraded to windows 8 last week having paid ?99.00 for the privelidge and not seen anything useful come out of it. Whilst I am chasing Microsoft for a refund, I don't expect them to be very obliging, irrespective of any consumer laws we have in this country, so the immediate problem I have is that I have also found in Adobe Lightroom 4 that all the existing images now have a yellow colour cast.
I have tried reinstalling various versions of drivers for the graphic adapter from various sources. All of this has had no effect so I am not sure what else I can do to correct this back to how it was.
Any advice would be appreciated!

Heath

Answer:Windows 8 has added a yellow colour cast to images in LR4

Deleting a color profile might help. Win+W - color management
See also 'Fix the problem manually' in An image and its background become yellow in Windows Photo Gallery in Windows Vista

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I am using a program that OCR's a page and then creates a folder for it inside an output folder...
Goes like this:
Input folder -> OCR program -> Output folder -> [Folder just for that document]

I keep the output folder open so that i can see the new folders being created for the OCR records, which i can then drag additional files to that records folder.
Since im dealing with thousands of folders im depending on vista to sort by date modified so that the newest one shows up on top.... But im running into a problem

I've done about 700 records now (700 folders have been created) and for some reason the date modified stopped working. Now the new folder is showing up at the end instead of the beginning. If i hit F5 to refresh the window it move to the top where it should be.... but im going through thousands of records and hitting F5 for every record consumes time and makes room for error.

Why did vista stop sorting by date modified? I didnt change anything, all of the sudden it just stopped being consistent. I can restart the computer and sometimes it will start working properly again for about 30 records, but its not guaranteee.

Please help me fix this, THANKS!

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hi,
when i download photos from my canon camera, they are all put in a folder that is named according to the DOWNLOAD DATE. i'd like the photos to go into folders that are named according to the SHOOTING DATES. this was the behavior of windows in the past and for some reason it changed.
can you tell me how to change this and to get the photos sorted according to the date they were taken?

can you also tell me how to number the photos continuously, instead of numbering from 1 on each new date? i'd like the photos from day one numbered 1 to 14, from day two 15 to 23, and so on.

Answer:Sort downloaded photos by date taken

Hi tamirhoresh

I use the following free application to organize my images as part of my workflow.

cam2pc - Image Viewer and fully featured Digital Imaging software to Download, Organize, Modify and Share your photos

It has a down loader that should work with your camera and will allow much finer control than any of the manufacturers offerings. It will even re-name your existing structure to what you decide to go with

It can actually create folders and image filenames from the files own internal MetaData.

There is a Paid version but have found that the freeware does everything I need.

It is compatible with MS photo programs but actually contains a good set of display options so may even replace them

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I understand that by right clicking on the sorting bar you can choose and add dozens of ways to sort your files. How do I apply one (Date Accessed) not just for one folder, but for on the folders on my drive?

Answer:How to sort by Date Accessed in all folders?

I'm assuming this is what you are after.
1. Click the Start Menu Orb and then Search for cmd. Once that comes up Right-Click cmd.exe and SelectRun as administrator.
2. The UAC prompt will appear… Click Yes!
3. Now in the cmd prompt, Type in “ fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 0 “ and Press Enter.
4. Restart your PC for changes to take affect.

After restart
1. Switch the Window view to Details.
2. Right-Click category bar and Click More…
3. On the next window Scroll down and Check the box for Date Accessed and then Press OK.
That’s it! Now when you do Windows Searches it will pull up and show the Date accessed category.

Hope this helps Dan

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Whenever I open a folder and want to "sort by date (modified)", Windows 7 sorts by descending order. I have to click again to get ascending order (in XP this was not a problem). Is there a registry hack or some other way of getting Windows 7 to sort by (modified) date in ascending order when you click on "sort by date"? Various searches have only come up with bogus or obvious answers (e.g., click again to change order, "group by" (which doesn't maintain setting when reset to "sort by date"), etc.). Thanks for any "real" help.

Answer:sort by date (modified) ascending

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I've used Outlook Express for many years, so I'm somewhat embarrassed to be asking this question now. I frequently have to locate all the message sent by someone, so click the "From" column header to group the messages by sender. Problem is, I'd also like the message for each sender by in descending date order. I can't find any way to do that; it seems OE will only sort on one column and the date column is random. Is there as way to sort message by more than one column?
 

Answer:Solved: Sort msgs by name AND date

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I can't get my WLM to sort by date, either ascenting or descending. New emails end up all over the place and I have to go down the list to find them. In the columns I have the date selected, along with "subject" and "from" and that's all. I did a repair of Windows Live Essentials, but it didn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Don.

Answer:WLM won't sort emails properly by date

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MuffinHat


I can't get my WLM to sort by date, either ascenting or descending. New emails end up all over the place and I have to go down the list to find them. In the columns I have the date selected, along with "subject" and "from" and that's all. I did a repair of Windows Live Essentials, but it didn't help. Any suggestions would be appreciated. Thanks, Don.


Don

How did you get it to sort for date, and subjust/from at the same time?

I assume you are looking in the inbox. How do you have quick views configured?

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Hello

How do I sort my files in File Manager (in Windows 10 Pro x64) so that the folders are at the top, and then the files are in date last modified order.

With thanks

J

Answer:How do I sort by foldername, then by file date

ship69 said:

Hello

How do I sort my files in File Manager (in Windows 10 Pro x64) so that the folders are at the top, and then the files are in date last modified order.

With thanks

J



One option is to create a Library with your preference. Don't know why, but Libraries are sorted folders first and then by date (if you select by date of course..)

Creating Library is simple... First make sure Libraries are shown (in file explorer in left tree right click on empty space and select New. Then you add folders.

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Hello, I recently updated Mozilla Thunderbird and now my sort by date for sent emails isn't working. The sort by date in the inbox works fine. I use sent mail sorting to confirm outgoing messages have been sent. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Answer:Thunderbird sort by date not working.

6/23 new TBird version today. See if it fixes. You are left clicking on "Date", correct?

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Hello, I am having difficulty getting Excel to sort by date with the following dates:

Column A
09/20/2012
09/21/2012
10/20/2012
02/20/2012

When I select "sort newest to oldest" it sorts the dates this way:

10/20/2012
09/20/2012
09/21/2012
02/20/2012

I have verified that the dates are not formatted as text and have altered the way the date is shown, trying it without the zero and with the zero and nothing changes.

Help!
 

Answer:Solved: Excel Sort by Date

I think I discovered my error, the dates showing 02/20/12 should be 02/20/13!
 

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I have input dates into my database table in the short date formula for example: 01/07/2005. Can anyone tell me how to sort these dates in a chronological order? If i try to sort them as they are they just appear in ascending order using the first 2 numbers for example using the above date layout '01'. I have several different years on the database. How can the years and dates be sorted chronologically???Help much appreciated thankyou!!!

Answer:Access 2000 'date sort'

it sounds like you are recording the dates as text. This is why they are being sorted 01/01, 01/02 etc.The easiest solution would be to see if you can convert the field in the table to a date field.If this is not possibel then you could try either the format, or convert function in the query to convert the field to a date, then sort on that.If you need any help on the convert or format function please post back here.

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Hello!

Im looking for a program or batch file to sort files in new folders according to the files date.

I have a huge folder with pictures that I want to sort in subfolders by date.
The subfolders names should be same as files date.
Im running windows xp.

Ive googled for this but couldnt find anything?
So now I need your help

// Regards Per W Sweden
 

Answer:Sort files in new folders by date

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Why can't i see this option? Is there some place i have to enable it? I want to be able to sort my files in explorer by the last date modified. Argg!
 

Answer:date modified sort in vista

Right click the folder, select properties, select the customize tab (or press Alt-V, "Customize this folder" from inside the folder) and make sure "All items" is selected from the first drop down.

I wish Vista would always just default to the All items view. It selects a bad default way too often.
 

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ok i have a folder on my HD that contains over 60GB of data. within this folder there is many folders and files. is there a way of simply selecting this main 60GB folder and useing a prog to make all the file and folders have the same date/time that i wish?

i basicly want all the files and folders in this 60GB folder to be ...say todays date / time.

can this be done?
 

Answer:file date on a 60GB folder - setting them all to the same date? can it be done?

http://www.febooti.com/products/filetweak/

40 day fully working trial version.

Looks like it will do what you want.
 

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When you delete an email, it goes to the deleted email file and is sorted by the original date received. Is there a way to sort the deleted emails by the date they were deleted?

Thanks

Debby Durden

Answer:Sort deleted emails by delete date

Hello and welcome, @debbydurden:

Are you referring to the Win10 mail app, or to a different email client or webmail application?

Thanks,
MM

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On my external hard drive, I have a ton of photos from different cameras that retain the weird file-naming scheme that the camera implements so the order is weird and out of whack. I've been wanting to organize these photos and thought the best way to do it would be to sort it by date; however, when I click the sort-by date tab, it takes FOREVER to sort it.

It's weird because this seems to only happen with certain folders and not others within the same drive so I'm pretty baffled as to why this happens and how to fix it.

I tried to do a search on the forum to see if anyone else encountered a similar problem by searching the word "sort" but I came up empty. Any help would be appreciated!

Answer:Problems with Sort by Date in Windows Explorer

Well that was quick... of course I find the solution after I make a post.

I don't know if this solution is permanent but I hope it is. Basically, what I did was I optimized the folder for "General Files" after going to the folder's Properties and clicking the "Customize" tab.

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Hi!
This has been annoying me a lot.
Let's say I have a folder with many files to which I download to.
On XP if I download a new file to it in order to find it the easiest for me is to SORT BY Date Modified and then it will show at the very last file on the list...easy enough.
In comes Vista 64 and that does not work at all...it still shows up somewhere else.
Any ideas?
Thanks
 

Answer:Help me make Sort By Date Modified the same on Vista as it is on XP please

shaolin95 said:


Hi!
This has been annoying me a lot.
Let's say I have a folder with many files to which I download to.
On XP if I download a new file to it in order to find it the easiest for me is to SORT BY Date Modified and then it will show at the very last file on the list...easy enough.
In comes Vista 64 and that does not work at all...it still shows up somewhere else.
Any ideas?
ThanksClick to expand...

The same feature exists in Vista and Win7. Just be sure to right-click on the headers at the top of ecah olumn to pick the headings you want (be sure to add Modified Date), drag the new header(s) you added to the right position you'd like them -then click on any of them to sort by that column header.
 

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This is a feature I miss tremendously from XP. The closest thing I can do is sort by date modified, and desktop is where I put a lot of my new files. They go all over the place. And if I copy an older file to desktop, they go right in the middle of my icons. And yes, I need a lot of icons on my desktop.
tl;dr: How to sort icons on desktop by Date Created?
 

Answer:W7: How to sort desktop icons by DATE CREATED

You cannot sort by penis.
 

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can i sort videos by upload date, so the most recent are at the top ? if yes, how ? someone said on the 'results page' , under the search bar, i could 'filter' by uploaded day/wk/mo, or upper right corner of page click 'sort by' ? i don't know what he was talking about . thanks
 

Answer:YOU TUBE : sort videos by date uploaded ?

Yup, see the attached screenshot, you can either use the "Sort By" and select "Upload Date" from the drop down OR use the "Search Options" and then select "Upload Date":
 

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In windows file explorer I am wondering if its possible to list folder first then have the last accessed files right under the folders afterwords. I need to have the ability to see folders first , then last used / modified files. 

If i list folders first now, then the last accessed files comes down at the bottom. 
 

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Hello. If I select Date from the "Arranged By" field in Outlook 2007, it sorts by the date each message was received. I know that I can sort by the sent date by clicking on "Custom", then under Sort selecting Sent. This is a pain to go through all of this, however, since Outlook reverts back to the received date every time I sort by something else or search for an email, etc. I'd like to know if there is a way I can change Outlook so the default date sort is the sent date instead of the received date. I'm fine with editing the registry and what-not if need be.

Thanks in advance,
Micky
 

Answer:Outlook 2007 default sort to sent date

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It seems like it's always what would seem like the easiest things always turn out to be the the hardest to actually accomplish.

I'm running Netscape 7.1 and right now my email is sorting my various email folders in ascending order by date. I know that by clicking on the date header you can change that sorting to descending order. The problem is that I can't seem to get that change to "save". Everytime I open the email interface the sort order is back to ascending order. What do I need to do to make that change to descending order the default - and to make it stick.
 

Answer:Solved: Sort Email By Date in Netscape 7.1

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We have a list of ladies and the dates their babies are due. There's another column in the list with a date that they left our care - maybe moved away or transferred to another office. I'd like to sort the list by due date, unless they have left our care - and then have those ladies at the end of the list. So if the transfer date is blank, sort by due date, with all those transferred at the end.

Advice please? Thanks!
 

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When you delete an email, it goes to the deleted email file and is sorted by the original date received. Is there a way to sort the deleted emails by the date they were deleted?

Thanks

Debby Durden

Answer:Sort deleted emails by delete date

Hello and welcome, @debbydurden:

Are you referring to the Win10 mail app, or to a different email client or webmail application?

Thanks,
MM

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I would like a folder and everything inside it to be sorted by Date Modified in an Ascending order. Can it be done with of without additional programs?

Answer:How do I mass sort files by Date Modified?

Hello.

This should be done by simply clicking Date Modified at the top of the folder window. For ascending order the arrow should be pointed down.

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(Running Windows 7 Professional x64 SP1)
I'm a professional photographer and have recently begun shooting with two cameras simultaneously at events. They use different file names to avoid duplicate names/confusion, i.e. IMG_175000 and XMG_175000. Often times I'll take a photo with one camera and then take a photo immediately after it with the other camera and I'd like both of these images to be organized in the same subfolder and shown sequentially, but by default Windows Explorer lists all the "XMG_######" photos at the end and the IMG_###### photos at the beginning. I can manually sort each individual folder by going to "Sort by - Date" or even better, selecting "Sort by - More... and putting a check mark next to "Date Taken" so that it shows up in the Sort options (which it doesn't automatically) and then sorting by Date Taken, but since I'm dealing with hundreds of subfolders with hundreds of thousands of photo and video files I'd like a way to do this for all the files in these subfolders that isn't manual.

Is there a way to make Windows Explorer automatically arrange every file (both image and movie files) inside the various subfolders inside one root folder by Date or Date Taken instead of automatically always sorting them by name?

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Making files in subfolders sort by "Date" or "Date Taken" by default?

Hello XMGING, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, you could set a folder how you like it, then use the method in the tutorial below to apply it to all folders that use the same folder template.

Folder View - Apply to Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have a folder that I am pasting files into (all cut and pasted to one folder from various other folders) but is there a way to sort the files by the date last pasted (not the date the file was last saved or modified)?

Btw Is this a suitable question for this forum? Or should I sign up for a windows usage forum?
 

Answer:Windows 7 file manger, how to sort by date pasted?

No, you can't do this with Windows.
 

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All,
Windows Explorer is sorting files on a network drive always by name. It doesn't save sorting by modification date. Where can I reset this behavior?
We had temporarily activated GPOs at "User Configuration," / "Preferences" / "Control Panel Settings." / "Folder Options (Windows Vista and later)." / (Hide Extensions for Known File Types), but I think that's not
directly related.
Thank you in advance.
- Chris

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Hi,

Want a macro to sort data from (Column B,C,D,E) with whatever date mentioned in Cell A2.
Column B,C,D,E have different dates what I want is to sort those columns as per the date mentioned in cell A2.
Suppose if in cell A2 the date is 11/26/2009 then it should sort the data from the Column B,C,D,E with that particular date in a new sheet in that workbook.
And would like to assign that particular macro to a button

Please help
 

Answer:Solved: Sort today date with Macro in excel

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I have a folder of about 20,000 photos from a digicam that I'm organizing for a friend, since I'm rebuilding the system I couldn't bare the mess and had to tackle this too. I've gone through with software to remove the duplicates but now I want to put them into folders labeled by their date created, or date modified. Is there a command for this? Or even a prog.
 

Answer:Command to sort 20k photos into date modified albums?

I use ThumbsPlus to organize my photos. It has an auto rename feature, so you could sort by date and then rename by year/month or whatever, but it's notsuper automated - you would basically need to rename each months worth of files, which may or may not be a lot of work.

It's not super cheap if all you want to do is rename some files, but I think it has a free 30 day trial.
 

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Is it possible, without scripting in VBA, to sort Outlook 2003 contacts by last saved/edited date? I need to import contacts to my cell phone, which has a primitive mechanism that requires me to manually synchronize with Outlook. This sorting ability would help determine which entries have changed since the last time I updated my phone.
 

Answer:Sort Outlook 2003 contacts by last saved date?

Welcome to the forum.

I found a last saved time field but it did not seem to work for some reason.
 

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I have a music folder with 1,440 files and 38 folders and I like to keep the ones I've just added at the top. When I set the folder to sort by Date, it usually takes about a minute for the folder to show fully. The hard drive is a Seagate Barracuda 7200.10. Is there anything I can do to speed it up? I don't want to put them all on an SSD (12.5GB).

Edit: I fixed it by changing the shortcut I was using from D:\Users\x\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Libraries\Music.library-ms\ to D:\Users\x\Music\.

Answer:Sort by date takes long time for items to show

could you give me more info on your pc

A great way to do this is going to your start menu and at the search typing in dxdiag and hitting enter.

then clicking save all information (this will save it to a .txt file) and copying that information onto here

Thankyou :P

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my mom has 6 years of photos on one of her 500GB HD's. She hates windows 7. Her latest complaint that I have not been able to figure out is folder sorting.

Mom has a folder called "camera dump" in the "my pictures" folder.
In the camera dump she has 6 years of folders containing photographs.

Currently windows 7 is sorting the left side screen like this:

1-18-2013
1-21-2014
2-05-2011
2-05-2012

The problem is mom wants them in proper chronological order.. In other words, all of 2011 in proper order Jan to Dec, and 2012 after that, and 2013 after that.

1-06-2011
2-29-2012
3-09-2013
5-28-2014
Can anyone tell me how to do that? Ive tried just about every sorting option I can find in windows 7.
I suggested to her that she use YEAR master folders, then put the months inside as sub folders.

Thanks.
 

Answer:How do I make windows 7 sort photo folders by year, month, date?

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Hoping to get some help on this question please. I have reviewed the forum and found a similar post, but the sample data is more predictable than mine and the Macro posted doesn't work on my data. See post "Excel Macro to Move data in Rows to column" 28-Aug-2008, 05:47 AM".

On my data, I would like to be able to take the yellow row, and move the data up to the previous row starting in column "R". The rows I would like on the same line, all begin with a date. I don't know how to make a looping Macro that will identify the "date lines", and take the "second date line", and move it to the "first date line's" row.

Any help would be appreciated.
I have attached some sample data. (I hope that's okay?!)

Thank you!!!!
Christine

PS - The range on data varies.
 

Answer:Solved: Excel Macro to sort data by date, then move to new cell

Christine,

this macro below works well with the sample data.
Code:
Sub sorting()
Dim Rng As Range, c As Range, i As Long
Set Rng = Range("A:A").SpecialCells(xlCellTypeConstants, xlNumbers)
For Each c In Rng
i = (i + 1) Mod 2
If i = 0 Then
With c.Resize(, 15)
.Copy .Offset(-1, 17)
.ClearContents
End With
End If
Next
End Sub

How it works:
1. Takes all those cells in column A of the active sheet that contain numbers. (Dates are actually numbers, only formatted to look like dates.)
2. In a loop, it takes every second cell of the set of cells selected in Step #1.
3. Takes a 15 cells wide region starting with the cell selected in Step #2, and copies it to the region starting with the cell positioned one row up and 17 columns to the right.
4. Deletes the content of the original 15 cells wide region.

Caution:
1. If there are any numbers in column A besides dates, then the algorithm is wrong and the macro will fail.
2. If the dataset in the second date line is wider than 15 cells wide then the rest will remain in place. But the macro can be easily updated, just change the Resize line.
3. Don't run it twice on the same worksheet.
4. Always make a backup copy of your data before running the macro, because it is not Undo-able.

Jimmy
 

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Is it possible to add a date stamp to photographs taken with the Motorola V3X, which has an excellent 2MP camera?I cannot see an option to do this in the set up. It may be easier to add the date stamp to the image after it is uploaded to the computer. Any suggestions are most welcome.Axel

Answer:Add Date Stamp To\Images

If you cannot do it with the Camera a Photo Edit program can do it with Layers. Using Text Tool

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Hi Friends,

I have a Zip folder as Y:\test.sql.zip, its updating/modifying daily in the night.
I want a script to extract the Zip folder if and only if the zip file is modified yesterday.

I have a script for unzip a folder from source directory to destination.

"D:\MainScripts\7Zip\7-Zip\7z.exe" x -o"D:\" "Y:\test.sql.zip"

Please Help me!!

Answer:[SOLVED] Unzip a folder based on the date modified of the folder

cant you use robocopy to make a copy/move the zip to another folder based on date and then unzip?

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Greetings
Probably after last upgrade to ver.1703 an odd folder was added that I cannot delete.
here's the structure:
d:\SoftwareDistribution
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\6554fb647215e690faab042a37aa9a6724992bf5
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\ca217f22ae58c78f9490e63c83b619c89df9d4e4
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\6554fb647215e690faab042a37aa9a6724992bf5\7142EBB051E3AE 2D18A4C0C0ED35A0CEECBBC46F8A2D7D7CDBD26E32B496898E
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\ca217f22ae58c78f9490e63c83b619c89df9d4e4\CAA986CADFAA93 4DC2076FA7A74036C31461B0D37579E2F6E797A4E79A6373CB

How can I get rid of it?
thank you

Answer:odd folder added that I cannot delete

Hi Zovshosh,

Its not ODD, its part of the new MS updating process, UUP.
Even if you are able to remove it, NOT recommended, i suspect either
ALL of your future upgrades will fail
or it will be re-created during the next CU update.

The data in them can be deleted, its now part of the inbuilt Disk clean-up tool.
Roy

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Greetings
Probably after last upgrade to ver.1703 an odd folder was added that I cannot delete.
here's the structure:
d:\SoftwareDistribution
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\6554fb647215e690faab042a37aa9a6724992bf5
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\ca217f22ae58c78f9490e63c83b619c89df9d4e4
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\6554fb647215e690faab042a37aa9a6724992bf5\7142EBB051E3AE 2D18A4C0C0ED35A0CEECBBC46F8A2D7D7CDBD26E32B496898E
d:\SoftwareDistribution\DeliveryOptimization\ca217f22ae58c78f9490e63c83b619c89df9d4e4\CAA986CADFAA93 4DC2076FA7A74036C31461B0D37579E2F6E797A4E79A6373CB

How can I get rid of it?
thank you

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All of my libraries are empty, and I have tried about 3 different ways to include a folder and every time I either get the error "The folder can't be included in library", or the include button is grayed out. Right-click on folder and then click include in______ Library, right-click library, and click add folder then choosing folder, and home>properties>add folder all give the error, can't be added, Then home>easy access the add button is grayed out, I have searched google several times and I always get the instructions to do it one of the above ways, which isn't working for me. Does anyone have any ideas. I did manage to get the download folder added to the download library, but that was the only one, the rest I go to properties>add folder, clicking the add button does nothing, visually you can see the button depress, but that's it nothing happens, then it's like doing that causes the pc to lag for about 15 seconds.

Answer:Folder can't be added to Library

I've always considered the Libraries to be shortcuts to the Folders and their files in C:\Users\LogonName.

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Hi, I would like some image's Date Picture Taken changed, the method I am using now is change Date Picture Taken of one image at a time in Windows Photo Gallary, I have about 300 images, as you can see, I still have a long way to go.
Is there a faster way of changing Date Picture Taken? And I don't want all images have the same Date Picture Taken, it would be better if one image is just one second more than the previous ones.
For example, I would change one Date Picture Taken 00:01:00 and the next image should be 00:01:01 and than the next 00:01:02 and so on.
IS there a software that can do that? OR anything? PLEASE HELP!

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Canon 2SIS

I've figured out how to set the date on the camera and can put a Date Stamp on images after I download them to a computer. I have to run the camera software to do that and then the file is changed from JPG to an album. Don't want to do that.

Does anyone have idea how to set the camera to put the Date Stamp on the image taken with the camera?
 

Answer:Solved: Put Date Stamp On Original Images?

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I was wondering if anyone knows of a way to password protect a folder so that if someone got to snooping around my system they would have to put in a password to veiw the contence of the folder? Is there a program I have to use?

Thanx
 

Answer:Solved: Added folder security

Do you have a password on your account? They would need that to see your files if you have them encrypted.

You could also put them in a zip file and password-protect the zip.

There are several, small, encryption programs here:

http://freezip.cjb.net/freeware/
 

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Is there an application that can watch a folder, and sort your music files? Put them in a specific folder structure and delete folders that don't contain any music?

It does not really matter too much because of the way windows media center indexes everything, but it would be kind of nice to have it sorted.
 

Answer:Anything to sort out your music folder?

I don't know of any, but that would be a fairly easy program to create if you have some programming experience.
 

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Hi everyone,

I'm wondering if anybody knows how we can set a specific "sort" format for each folder.

for example: "sort" the files in one folder by "type" and another folder by "Name"

any idea?

Answer:use different sort option in each folder

Jeff,
Look here for info on your sorting.

Also look under open right next to it...

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Can I sort the recycle folder on file extensions so I can easily find a file?William Lockie

Answer:Sort recycle folder

this may work..1st click R mouse then ( view ) select (Details)2nd now press on ( type ) from the detailed sections* press on the (type ) box to sort by type .. size to s .. you get it ..

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I'm trying to sort a folder of files by the third line in each text document which is a computer name. The reason being the name of each file does not pertain to how I need to sort these items. After this, I need to count up the computer name that shows up the most.

Answer:I need to sort a folder of files?

morel_88, as I see it, you have two problems. #1 is the list itself. Since you just want line #3 of each, that sounds to me like a job for a batch file (Create a log file of results ?). Dunno just how to go about it, but maybe you can get help (?) @:http://www.computing.net/forum/prog...Once you have the list, sorting should be fairly straightforward. There's probably an easier way, but...HTHEd in Texas

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Hallo guys. I can't find a way to sort font folder by last modified date. In windows xp there were that column but in vista it seems to be disappeared.

Answer:font folder - how to sort them?

Hello Sardinain_guy,

You should be able to use OPTION ONE in the tutorial below to add the Date Modified column, then use Method One in OPTION FOUR to change the sort order to be done by the Date Modified column.

Column - Customize

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I need some help getting a .bat file to run when a file is added to a folder.. E.G When a file is downloaded to the downloads folder the .bat file runs and is moved to a separate location.

Answer:Help running an application when a file is added to a folder

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Acerbun


I need some help getting a .bat file to run when a file is added to a folder.. E.G When a file is downloaded to the downloads folder the .bat file runs and is moved to a separate location.



Code:
:start
if exist "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads\*.*" move /y "%USERPROFILE%\Downloads\*.*" "%USERPROFILE%\desktop\"
ping 127.0.0.1 -n 20
goto start

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I have Windows 7 on my desktop computer. The TEMP folder under the WINDOWS folder is being added with temporary files every second. All the files have a .tmp extension, but appears to have 0 storage space taken up in the files. I had deleted all the contents in the folder, containing over 60K files, rebooted the computer, and files started to be added upon system bootup being completed. I have Symantec anti-virus loaded, and constantly monitoring my computer, with no viruses being identified. What is causing this issue to occur? How can I correct this issue, if it should not be occurring?

Answer:Windows TEMP folder files being added every second

To start with, Install and Run MalwareBytes freebie from here:http://www.filehippo.com/download_m...This often finds what AV's miss and it might tell us if something has gotten through.Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hi

Could someone please help with this.
I keep getting an email from Toshiba saying that a download file call VAP....zip is ready for download.

This i have done twice now, but when i unzip it i find three different folders about buttons, but no readme file to tell which one to use.

I have the A100-049, can anyone please tell me which one of these files i need to install.

Many Thanks in advance,
Keith (Porkyuk)

Answer:Satellite A100-049: New Value Added Package - What folder should I use

Hello Keith

I am pretty sure your notebook has 6 buttons. If you check THIS picture you will see that two buttons have two parts and work like two buttons. Because of that there are 6 buttons.

If your Satellite looks like this on the picture please use ?6 buttons? folder.

Bye

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I want to always sort all folders by name (unless I manually elect to sort otherwise). My PC did that automatically until last week when I ran some Registery Mechanic and other similar programs. Now each time I open a folder, I must right click, select sort by... and select name. How can I get back to the good old days?

Rich
 

Answer:Solved: Sort Folder by Name Automatically

first off, you want to avoid all automated registry cleaners like the plague. They do far more harm than good.

As to your issue, aside from hoping that nothing is seriously cratered, best thing you can do is to sort one the way you want it and then hit the folder dialog box and set all folders to open like that one. If that doesn't work, the registry cleaner may have done some permanent damage.
 

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Well yesterday I noticed none of the programs I put in system32 (including command prompt, among home-made apps) were starting. I went to C:\WINDOWS, and noticed the lack of system32.

Somehow, it booted and ran fine without it. I could still do most everything I needed to do, just a lot slower. Then today I thought I'd put C:\WINDOWS\system32 in the address bar, and wow, it's there! I tried cmd.exe but it was unavailable or something, so I'm still stuck.

Any ideas on how to get it back to normal? Yes, I've got hidden files and system folders set to visible.
 

Answer:system32 folder disappears, sort of.

Hi,

Try this to get the System32 folder to show:

Go to Start => Run and type in cmd
In the Window that opens type this:

attrib -a -h -r -s c:\windows\system32

Make sure you have the spaces entered correctly. There's one before each switch (-a, etc.) and one before C:\Windows\System32.

If you can't get the Command Prompt to function, you're going to have to do it from the Repair Console that you can get by starting your computer with your installation CD.
If the file cmd.exe is missing or damaged, it can be copied from your installation CD.

You could also try going to Start => Run and typing in:

sfc /scannow (with a space before /scannow)

You will need to have your installation CD handy.
 

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i want to set password in my folder

Answer:how to put password in my folder as a sort of privatization?

All the information you need is here: https://www.google.com.au/search?q=...... it's a good idea to learn to use Google too!

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This isn't such a big deal but I was just curious, does Windows 7 have any way to sort folder contents in true alphabetical order, like older versions of Windows used to?

So that it sorts files like this:

1.txt
2000.txt
30.txt
4.txt

Answer:Any way to sort folder contents alphabetically?

When viewing a folder with multiple folders inside, click on "View" then around 3/4 the way down the list click "sort by" and then choose from there!
I'm not sure i 100% understood what you meant but i thought i'd try anyway!

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I am after a Registry hack, or whatever, so I can alter the sort sequence in my C:\Downloads folder
from..........................
Sub-Folders in Alphabetical sequence, followed by Files in Alpha sequence
to.............................
Straight descending Time within Date sequence, in my "Date Modified" column, as the new default.

I have previously added "Date Modified" column.
Most users will only have a "Date Created" column. I like both, as well as "Comments" that I find extremely useful.
 

Answer:Alter sort sequence in a Folder?

Bump.
A few reads, but no solutions offered. :cry
Anyone?

Bazza
 

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Hello,

Does anyone know how to sort the links in a library by name, so the A's come first, or if a folder name starts with, say "!" or "_", then it goes before the A's. I never really paid attention to this but it isn't happening because I added one starting with "A" I want to come first anyway, and it is placed at the end. It seems a simple option but I haven't found a mention on forums.

Thanks,
Nick

Answer:How to sort folder names in a library?

Click on Libraries then Click on View in the ribbon bar then Sort by?

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Hi all.

I'm having this really annoying problem that should be solved with a very simple procedure, but that does not seem to be the case and I cannot discover the reason.

What I want is for all of my folders to remember the view settings I set up with them.

I want these settings applied on a global (all folders) scale as..
-- sort:Type, options:Name/Size/Type/Date Modified/Date Created, format:Details.

From there, I will manually change the settings for photo locations to..
-- sort:Type, options:Name/Size/Type/Date Modified/Date Created, format:LargeThumbs.

Now, one might think that I could accomplish this goal by Tools->FolderOptions->View->"Remember Each Folder's View Settings [X]", then setting up a folder in the manner described.
From there, applying these options on a global scale would be as simple as Tools->FolderOptions->View->"Apply To Folders".

Am I incorrect? I've gotten the results I desire from this chain of events in the past; however, it is not performing as expected on this ocassion, and I am frustrated.

My folders commonly revert (on a basis that seems to be entirely spontaneous) to an entirely useless setup of.. sort:Rating, options:Name/Size/Tags/Rating, format:MediumThumbs.
What the hell do I need stars and buzzwords for on my files. I don't. I want useful descriptors, not arbitrary qualitative scales for people who can't remember where they put things, or never understood the concept of naming conventions.

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Hello,
I created a folder yesterday and today the sort arrow at the top went away.
I had moved scanned docs (pdf) from a shared file folder we use for our copy machine to the new folder to rename and manage. All was fine yesterday and now today the sort arrow and column header are gone. All other folders are fine.
Using Office 365

Please see attachments.

Thanks.

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Thinking about adding my music to OneDrive, since I just realized I have a ton of space (Office 365 subscription via my job), and the Groove music player would let me stream my collection for free.

The thing is, my music is all stored on an external USB drive, and I've configured other programs to use this location (Kodi, iTunes, the Groove player itself on a separate laptop). Is there any way to have OneDrive "watch" the music in its current location, like how I might add it to a local library folder? I'm antsy about just moving everything, plus the music wouldn't fit on my main hard drive anyway (it's why I started using an external in the first place).

I've looked around and it seems like I might be able to select a new location for OneDrive if I re-configure it from scratch. However, would this force me to keep all my work files on that external drive too? I'd prefer not to do that as I have kind of designated my external drive exclusively for media, and remote sharing over the home network. I'd rather not have all my day-to-day office stuff there.

I have a feeling I'm out of luck here but wondering if anyone has a figured out a good approach to this. I'm sure it's a relatively common issue, as dumping all one's digital entertainment onto network media shares, NAS devices, etc seem to be pretty en vogue these days.

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Hello,
I am looking to setup a system (through windows or 3rd party software) that automatically creates a shortcut, in a specified folder, every time a new file/folder is added to a specific folder or sets of folders.

For example consider the download folder for a Torrent application. All torrents downloaded go into this folder. Since the files cannot be moved around without having to reload them in order to get them to seed, organization of this folder becomes tough. However if all files downloaded (technically it would be all files placed) into this folder were automatically sent to a different folder as a shortcut, this would make the organization far easier.

Any suggestions? THANKS!

Answer:Looking to create shortcut automatically for all files added to folder

Combo solution.
http://www.brutaldev.com/page/Directory-Monitor.aspx
NirCmd - Windows command line tool

Setup Directory Monitor to monitor particular folder and execute THE SCRIPT(see code below). Directory Monitor has to run as administrator in order to start the script as adminustrator.

Setup NirCmd in a specific folder. In that folder place the bat script:
Code:
%~dp0nircmd.exe shortcut "%~1" "C:\targetFOLDER\" "%~n1"
Here is how this should work:
Direcory Monitor monitors Inpunt folder, sees the new file, passes it's name to the script, script starts NirCmd, which creates a file shortcut in targetFolder.

That is the only solution I can think of at the moment.

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Hi,

Is it possible to re-arrange the "Folder List" in Office XP?

My folder list used to be sorted alphabetically, but now my "Personal Folders" folder has somehow moved itself to the top above everything else.

Re-arranging it again alphabetically would be fine but I don't have a clue how to do it!

Thanks,

Graeme
 

Answer:Office XP Folder List Sort Order

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I am running on Microsoft Xp Pro and those darned folder properties will no display when i right click on a folder and select properties. I can click on individual or multiple files and get their properties but not the properties of folders. Although i have seen this or similar posts on this problem, I have tried their methods of fixing the problem, but the problem persists.

Methods tried include:
1. try control panel then folder options and click on restore defaults

2. open the services panel in Administrative Tools? Can you open the properties page for remote procedure call?
You might have the rpcss service disabled?
If you can't get the properties page for that....
Run Regedit and navigate to the key:
HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SYSTEM\ControlSet001\Services\RpcSs
Look in the right hand pane for Start?
Is it a data value of 2 ?

3. Restart the computer.

4. Go to Start > Run > msconfig > startup tab . and uncheck everything that seems unimportant. If that fixes your issue, start each one back up, one at a time, to find the culprit.

Any and all help that does not include the above suggestions would be greatly appreciated.
Confused
 

Answer:Folder Properties Not Displaying, Have Tried All Sort of Remedies

I have seen one tweak utility that claims to be able to disable folder properties, but nowhere can I find a policy edit to do so, and I have the most extensive list of them I know to be available.

If you have a web server running and Norton Internet Security, you might want to take a look at this thread, or at least know that this is a problem others have run into and only one seemed to find a solution.

http://groups.google.com/groups?hl=en&lr=&ie=UTF-8&oe=utf-8&newwindow=1&th=280a3ebb15ef2ff5&rnum=24
 

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Hi again.

I just bought a new 1TB drive. On my previous drive, everytime i (i.e) copy/paste files to that directory, it automatically sort itself out by Name. Now, it does sort by name but not if i don't click refresh or navigating to another folder and coming back to that directory. I've set it to sort by name. Is there something that's missing?


Thank you.

Answer:Files doesn't automatically sort by name in folder

I've got it sorted. Apparently, it doesn't automatically sort if it's in the main drive itself (K. If i have another directory (K:\Storage), it works flawlessly.

Reported to mark as solved.

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I have 69 items in my Games folder.When i sort by name (ascending) it starts with Painkiller and ends with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 2.When i sort by name (descending) it starts with Tom Clancy's Rainbow Six 2 but ends with FarCry.Everything in between is also in some messy sequence i can't explain.The Group by was set to (None).

Answer:windows 7 games folder doesn't sort by name

I've also noticed that the games that mess up all sort only present with small and medium icons. They don't have large or extra large icons.

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OS is XP Pro. I have several folders containing lots of files with duplicate names but different formats, i.e., a Word file and a PDF of the same file. Is there a way to sort (or group) a folder's contents by file type so, for example, all the Word files are together and the same for the PDFs?
 

Answer:Sort Folder Contents By File Type

You should be able to go into the folder you want to organize > click on View > Details > There should be a drop down menu along the top that you can choose to organize by File Type

I'm not on XP anymore so can't remember exactly. If that doesn't work, here's a link to Microsoft on organizing files in XP: http://www.microsoft.com/windowsxp/using/setup/maintain/filemgmt.mspx
 

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Hi, I'm using Windows 8.1 x64 and I've got all my music in "This PC/Music".

A. In "Music" folder I have 1 folder for each artist. In view, I've set EXTRA LARGE ICONS.

B. In each artist folder, I have 1 folder for each album, and in view, I've set also EXTRA LARGE ICONS.

So, in "Music" folder, I can see extra-large artist folders, and the folder icon has the cover arts of the albums it has inside, or some of them, cause the maximum pictures a folder icon shows is 2.

Now, in an "artist" folder, I see also extra-large album folders, with just one picture, as it should be, because all the songs inside the album have the same embed cover art.

An example to clear up things:

I like "Metallica", but I only have 1 album "And Justice For All...". So, in the "Music" folder, I can see an extra-large folder named "Metallica", and that folder's picture is the cover art of the album it has inside. There's just 1 image because there's just 1 album, and all the mp3 files in that album have the same cover art embed. I open "Metallica" folder, and I have there also another extra-large folder named "And Justice For All...", with just 1 picture in the folder's icon, again cause all the mp3 there have the same cover art embed.

Another example, I like "ACDC", and I have 3 albums: "Highway To Hell", "Back In Black" and "Black Ice". In "... Read more

Answer:Sort every (sub)folder w/ same options, W. Explorer issues

Anyone help?

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In Windows 10 can you rearrange and sort files within a folder anyway you want them like you could in older OS's; or are you still limited to the 'by date' , 'by name' , 'by size', etc. ?

Answer:Can I rearrange and sort files within a folder anyway I want in Windows 10?

Still limited to the automatic options, unfortunately.

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A have some applications that are running under start-up folder on windows 7 and 10, but when i check them under msconfig , those are not showing up. Any ideas?
Best Regards,
Naren Nadh

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Hi,I've read through some other very similar posts and tried to make other solutions work to fit my problem however I've had no joy and it has been years since I really delved into formulae on excel.I work in a pool hall and am trying to create a spreadsheet to account for table usage. -What I am looking for is the current time (24h format) to be entered into column C when the user enters what table the customer has selected in column B (integer).-If possible I would also like to enter the finish time into another column (D) when a checkbox is ticked. This would allow the staff to work out rates without having to input times in a 24h format which I assume would confuse them plenty.The second aspect to the problem is not as important as I am sure I could patch something together to enter the time if I can figure out the first part of the problem.I am using excel 2002 (part of the office xp package)Any help would be awesome,regards,Joe

Answer:Adding date into cell when data is added to another cell

Have you considered using a commercially available "pool hall management" software package? I did a quick Google search and found a few products, one for under $400. These packages have features like waiting lists, table usage data, food order tracking, and even the ability to control the lights over the tables.As far as Excel goes, you will need a macro to add the time based on the input of a table number. Excel has a feature known as Event Macros which run when a specific event occurs. For the Start Time, you can use the Worksheet_Change event which will run whenever a change is made to the sheet. The first thing it will do is check to see in which Column the change was made and if it matches the specified conditions (1 cell changed in Column B) then it will proceed with the rest of the instructions - e.g. put the time in Column C.For the Finish Time, you can use the Worksheet_BeforeDoubleClick event so that the user simply has to double click a cell in Column D to insert the time.Right click the sheet tab for the sheet you want this to happen in and choose View Code.Paste the following code into the pane that opens. When a value is entered in a cell in Column B, the corresponding cell in Column C will display the current time.Private Sub Worksheet_Change(ByVal Target As Range)
If Target.Column = 2 And Target.Cells.Count = 1 Then
Range("C" & Target.Row) = Time
End If
End Sub
For the Finish Time, paste this code in the same pane. When the user double clicks a cell in Col... Read more

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Every disk and/ or folder when I tick sort by name-ascending the damn thing reverts to date modified-descending if I leave said disk or folder and return. I tried "Enable_Auto_Arrange_in_File_Explorer.bat" and "Reset_Folder_View_Settings_of_All_Folders_to_Default.bat" courtesy of Brink to no avail.

Is there a way to get file explorer back to default sort (by name-ascending) for all disks, folders and sub-folders at once?

It was all fine last week and I've no recollection of playing with any settings. Very frustrating.
Thank You.

Answer:File explorer sort reverts to "date modified"

Solved by reinstalling. Pity but also got rid of a lot of rubbish.

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