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Download Folder has does not display downloads in order/by date

Question: Download Folder has does not display downloads in order/by date

For a long time, if I downloaded a folder from Google chrome, it would go to the downloads folder in Microsoft explorer with the latest downloaded file on top. I'm not sure how I changed it, but somehow the download folder now has the looks of the music library with categories in the details view of "name","contributing artist", "title", "album". I can sort them by name alphabetically, but not by date downloaded. If I don't remember the name of the download, I'll have to search for it in this huge folder of lots of different downloads, and if it has a weird name as some downloads do, it will be difficult. Is there a way to go back to getting the downloads folder like a documents folder (or however it was) and be able to arrange them by date downloaded?

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Answer: Download Folder has does not display downloads in order/by date

Right click and choose sort by date.

You should start organizing.

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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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When i am loading files or something via ftp, or photobucket etc; and i grab it from my downloads folder i click the date tab so that it will arrange to most recent however clicking it does not do anything

When i do it from another folder it works just fine

If i access the downloads folder through windows explorer it works just fine too

Answer:Windows 8 downloads folder wont arrange by date

What you are showing is a Chrome folder, see this

How to Organize Chrome Bookmarks: 5 Steps - wikiHow

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I have checked permissions of my download folder.
I have run Windows repair in case something went haywire.

Whatever I download...I have to drag the set up .exe to my desktop.
Only then can I install the program.

Otherwise I get the windows cannot find the file, path, or drive error.

I sure would appreciate some help with this. I am normally a good problem solver.
But this has me stumped after weeks of reading and trying various suggestions.

Thank you.

Answer:Must Drag .exe from Download Folder to Desktop in order to install???

When I launch something, I right-click on it and select "Run as Administrator". See if that makes any difference.

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I have set my Downloads folder to be on a second drive. by right clicking Downloads folder then selecting properties/location/"new location which I changed to F" clicked yes to move all associated files.

it has been working for a few days now all well and good.
earlier I went to download a image and when I right clicked the image and selected save as, a window appears where your able to choose a destination. The destination I wanted was already there as usual which is "F/Downloads" what caught my attention was within that window it usually shows all the pictures that I have in my Downloads folder but only one of them was there. I clicked save and the image saved.
I navigated to my Downloads folder on my F drive and the image was not there. All the rest of the images I previously downloaded was, even the only one that showed up in the "save to destination window" not sure of the proper name.
I tried to download another picture and when I right clicked it and selected save as
the "save to destination" window opened and showed the same single image as before and also the 1 previous download picture. Scratching my head I double checked the destination, destination correct F/Downloads. I click save, and navigate my way to F/Downloads and neither of the two pictures are there.

On my F drive I only have 1 Downloads folder. So where are these pictures that are not showing up in the folder but yet showing up in the "save to destinati... Read more

Answer:Downloads not showing up in download folder

Is F: an external HDD ? ?
Does it get unplugged occasionally ? ?
When you put a flash drive in does F: change it's drive letter ? ?

Also post which browser is being used here...

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have been encountering this problem too often that the file downloads but does not show up in download folder. have tried with chrome ie mozila opera all browsers.

invariably happens in case of zip files.

tried with disabling my security also.

at times it downloads though.


Answer:file downloads but does not show up in download folder

You can change the Download location. In Firefiox go to Tools/Options/General/Downloads/ Put a check box in Always Ask Me Where to Save Files. Then you can choose what folder or on the Desktop to put the download in.

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Why does it say that I will receive the laptop 2 weeks from now when it says that I should expect it within 1-3 days?

Answer:Dell site says XPS 15 gets delivered in 1-3 days, the order date for my order is 2 weeks from now...

Generally when that happens there has been a burst of orders, or there is a part on back order and the sales site hasn't been updated yet.  The delivery times are just estimates and could be sooner or later depending on various conditions.

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Somehow, my Downloads file folder display format has changed to what you'd expect for music (see Explor1.jpg, attached), and I can't change it back, no matter what setting I select in the Change View dropdown. I used to be able to set it to anything in the dropdown, like "Details" (as in Xplor2.jpg). How can I unlock the format? Thanks.

Answer:How do I change Downloads folder display format in Windows Explorer?

Hello Involute,

Changing it's folder template back to "General Items" should do the trick for you.

Folder Template - Change

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It looks like the 31 March deadline for the latest Edge promotions is the date of invoice rather than the date of order. Given Lenovo's reported long build time and slow delivery (= late invoice), I suspect that ording now from the Lenovo web site will see an invoice date outside the qualifying period. Even a dealer who says he can 'get one in' may not deliver and invoice until April or beyond. I think the only option is to find a dealer who unequivocally has current stock.Can anyone shed any light on the likely position. I do, though, wonder about trying to take advantage of Lenovo Cashback at all, given the horror stories reported here.

Answer:Edge 31 March promotion deadline - order date or invoice date?

My experience with cashback is a deathly silence from Lenovo to emails asking for progress on the cash or even recognition that there has been a registration for cashback...Currently considering giving Lenovo some publicity on the matter.Unless you have a lot of time to possibly get no where I would steer clear of the alleged cashback scheme...

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I am trying to organize a folder which will contain sub-folders of jpegs, each with a sample jpeg outside of the sub-folder. This way, if I can get them to stay in the order I want, the opened main folder will display each of my sub-folders, with the sample jpg preceding it (jpg, sub-folder, jpg, sub-folder, jpg, sub-folder). The trouble is, although I have labelled these jpgs, AND the subfolder in the following as follows 1.jpg, 2.jpg(actually a sub-folder, 3.jpg, the folders and jpegs won't necessarilly stay in that order. Often when I come back to the folder, the jpgs and sub-folders have been re-organized into all of the jpgs, then all of the sub-folders, or the other way around. Is there any way to "lock" the jpgs and sub-folders into the order I want them displayed once I've dragged them there? Thanks.

Answer:"locking in" the order of display in a folder of mixed items

Welcome to TSF!

Click the View menu, point to Arrange Icons by and uncheck Auto Arrange

The name of each item won't matter.

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Hi,I've an approved RMA for full refund for an X230 that I'd purchased from Depot. The restocking fee was waived as I'd ordered another X230 (better EPP deal).I shipped back the unopened X230 and Lenovo acknowledged the receipt of the laptop on Feb 5. And since then there has been no update on my refund. I was told it would take 6 business days for the refund to be posted back to my account.Now it's over 2 weeks and when I contacted post sales support - this is the reply I got from them: *************Hi,We regret to inform you that i am unable to get any information on this order, I am still working on your order. Once we get the information on the refund i will keep you updated on the same For further assistance please feel free to email me back and i will be glad to assist you Regards *************So what are my options now. An answer like "i am unable to get any information on this order" from customer care themselves doesn't really inspire confidence with Lenovo. The second X230 that I'd ordered, has issues with the IPS display having a yellow tint and the touchpad being super jumpy. Had sent it to their repair center who unfortunately were not able to see the problems at first but later accepted the problem with the touchpad alone and they're getting the laptop re-imaged. Display is as designed according to them. They're sending it back now. Will wait and see. If I still see the display problem, will get it returned. Thank you Lenovo, for that amazing buyi... Read more

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Answer:Notepad F5 gives time then date, need to reverse order, to date then time

I believe the answer is available at

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I'd like to see Long Date and Long Time in my System Tray instead of Short Date and Short Time. 
But due to some restrictions connected with my work I can not modify Short Date & Short Time to look how I want them to look in System Tray.
So basically I need Windows to show what is set as Long Date & Long Time in System Tray instead of showing Short ones.

Is it possible? Maybe some registry tweaks?

Answer:How to display Long Date in System Tray (without modifying Short Date)?

There is no workaround to display the Long Date in taskbar without modifying the Short Date parameter.Ivan-Liu
TechNet Community Support

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I had a recent change that occurred to my listing of downloads. The order is now numerical by date and not alphabetic as I prefer. I tried changing thru the options but to no avail. How can I make it alphabetic with the folders listed first?

Answer:Downloads in alphabetical order

by changing through the options , did you try view /group by name.

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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?

40 day fully working trial version.

Looks like it will do what you want.

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The "Downloads" folder for W10 is a little strange. I've ran W7 for years and new programs never went to the Downloads folder. W7 offers the choice of Save or Run and I always just selected Run, but Edge says Save or Save As, and you don't get the Run option till the next window.

I recently bought a W10 laptop and set it up using the Edge browser. Afterwards I discovered everything I had downloaded..... a printer driver, Kaspersky, Revo Pro, and MS Home & Student Word setup was all parked in my Downloads folder!

I thought this stuff was supposed to be somewhere back on the hard drive in Program files.
Once these programs are installed, do they still need to sit in your Downloads folder or can you safely delete them out?
Is the Downloads folder just a temporary parking place till the program is installed?

Answer:Downloads Folder Holding All My New Program Downloads?

The installers for programs can be deleted or copied out of the downloads folder after they have been installed, though if you have the space you may want to keep the installers in case you need to re-install in future.

This will also depend on your download speed - A decent fibre download speed and a lack of disk space would make deleting after install the way to go, but a slow download connection and lots of disk space would lend itself to saving the installer.

The reason for the change from Internet explorer's option to run, from a temp directory, ( what actually happens with the run option), to the save option in Edge, (and I think in all other browsers), is that it is safer to download and perform a deep malware scan that to rely on the quick scan that is normally the best you can expect during download.

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usually the message is first,then the date it was sent to me, and then the time of day.Lately the messages are received in a random order and is time consuming to find the latest message. I have windows xp, explorer 7 and outlook express

Answer:why are my emails not in order by date in out

willbeau,Open your Inbox and under the Inbox/Main Identity bar just click on the word "Received". This will toggle the message dates.Tufenuf

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Hi I have the following issue:

I want to watch my photos in chronological order without gap. But there is one of the images that is not
putting itself in the right place...using "ORDER BY NAME " . Eventhough the name seem all to be in the right order ... could you let me know what could be wrong ? Here is the screen shoot..thanks Kevin

Answer:Solved: order of date

Look at the file names, the one after the problem one is named "GPBU" and the ones above it are named "GBPU".

They are in the correct order based on the file names.

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In Outlook Express my mail used to sort itself into date order no matter where I sent it, now it doesn't and it's all over the place. Can anyone help? Thank you, Kay.

Answer:{Solved} Message date order

Just click on the column header of the field you want to sort by. It should hold that setting in future openings of OutlookExpress.

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I am receiving e-mail all over the place in random date order, where previously it was in chronological order.Is there something I can do to solve this annoying problem?Many thanks,geedad

Answer:date order for e-mail received

In OE, go to View - Sort By - Received

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I have tried several combinations on arranging my cingular bills with no luck.

What date combination would I have to name the bills to have them to be in order when I choose Arrange-by Date?

Answer:Solved: Date Order In View

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Hi, I'm sure someone will know this.In my outlook express window the date (and time) that I receive e-mails is in the american order e.g. 3/12/2005. How can I change this to a british order of 12/3/2005? Can anyone help?Thanks Nick.

Answer:Outlook Express - date order

Regional Settings in Control Panel sets this for all Windows applications

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I'm using windows XP professional and have 'my recent documents' on the start menu. It always lists them in alphabetical order, but I should like to arrange them chronologically (as with windows 98se). Is this possible please?thanksJohn

Answer:Getting my recent documents in date order (XP)

Not true that Start>Documents are always in alphabetical order - you must have done a right click and then Sort By Name at some time; Sort By Name is also available in Programs, Favourites etc.If you disable this it will only list the documents, files and other items used in the order they were undertaken.

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Whenever I add files (photos) to Nero Express they automatically reorganise themselves and appear in a jumble.This is OK when viewing on the PC as I can rearrange them back via 'View>Arrange Icons By Date 'before looking at them.I can't do this on my DVD player so the CD is useless in this instance.How can I add my photos to Nero in date order like thet are in the photo folder ?Selecting All + Dragging and Dropping, and Copy and Paste don't work.Can this be done please ? (Using Windows Millenium )

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I always used to see my Recent Documents in (roughly) date order but now they in in alphabetic order.It's a trivial point but I would prefer to change it back - how do I do it????

Answer:sequencing 'RECENT DOCUMENTS' in date order

Click on the Date column header. Click again to reverse the date order.

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Happy Holidays, everybody!

I've got a 90th birthday picture project that I'm assembling and am getting pictures from several sources. Sometimes I'll get two or three sets of image files, all of which are labeled "img_001.jpg, img002.jpg, img003.jpg", etc. These come from several past years. When they're dumped from a thumb drive to my working folder, and then displayed, they get all intermixed. (I use irfanview to view the collection, to assure they're sharp focused, etc.)

I sorted the folder by date, went to the first file and launched irfanview. I get the selected file. If I click the "next arrow", I might get the next physical file, not the next-by-date. The program has a slideshow function that will sort it for you and display by date.

What I really want is to get the files into the date order physically on the disk, so that when copied onto a digital picture frame, for example, it will play sequentially by date if possible. I don't know that they have a lot of intelligence, to sort the pix by itself.

I tried sorting by date and the copying to a different folder on a different disk, but it always changes when I access it afterward. With 400+ pictures, I don't want to do them one-by-one.

Any freeware out there that'll do it for me?


Answer:Solved: Putting files in date order?

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Hello and good morning to u all. I have itunes on my windows XP machine which ive been using for over 4 years...i think itunes is the best music player out there, but ive got one problem that i'm hoping that can be sorted out for me here today. I have an extensive music library(like most people)...and my music is sorted by DATE ADDED, i'm accustomed to this way...but here is my problem...when I sort by date added...the track numbers in the all my albums appear out of order....just like here:click hereI'm sure like myself, there are loads of people that like to listen to an album in the EXACT WAY that is on the CD recorded by the artist. I know i can re-arrange this as a playlist but its a lot of hassle and it wont solve the problem in my actual music library which will still show in the incorrect order. There MUST be a solution out there.....When I listen to music I most start my listening session with the music I have added most recently. If I have added an entire album recently I want to hear the album in the order the "artist" intended it to be heard. I would think many people would be keen to hear the things they have added most recently. The lack of an option to sort by "Date Added by Track#" is terribly annoying for me.

Answer:Serious itunes problem when sorted by date order

Hello very strange....still no response from anyone so far...and ive written this post since this morning.....any suggestions/ help for me with this pls??

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my files are all over the place as far as the date of the file is concerned. They range from 2003 to current, but are random and I can find "added" files that I need. I only see one page of files and I know there are more than that and I know that many of these are recent. How do I re-order them by current date first?

Answer:Arrange files in order of most recent date

What sort of files do you mean?Text files?Music files?Movie files?Etc, etc, etc.

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How do you arrange e-mails in descending date order in Windows Mail?


Answer:Solved: Windows Mail - Date Order

Select View --Sort By-- and check off Received and Descending.


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FELooking for toys for my new ipaq, and thought I'd look at the PCA downloads. Sadly, unlike the active forums, they seem to have fallen the way of many web pages and are several years out of date. Given the good 'cover discs' can the download site be updated, or links to 'safe' sites given?RgdsThe BB(Before I get thumped I hope this is seen as a prompt for something thats been forgotten rather than a dig "given that its free anyway..." but, for example, a May 2000 version of Avast might cause problems for a newbie looking for it when suggested on the forums...)Other sites that I can start a 'look here' with:zdnet -dot- compcworld -dot- com

Answer:Up to date downloads - FE?

I agree, the downloads do seem to be rather long in the tooth.

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When I download photos from my Sony Cybershot to my notebook, using Windows Camera wizard to MY PICTURES relevant sub-file, they remain in the jpg file (& date) number order. But when I view or edit them in MS Picture Manager, I find some of my photos date order has been mixed-up compared to the order of taking and storing them on the camera folder and in the Explorer/My Pictures sub-file. So, when I simply wish to view them in a slideshow sequentially they are of course displayed as well out of order. Nor can I find a facility in MS PM to re-arrange them in date order? Furthermore, MS PM will not allow me to drag & drop them back into the date order (which would be a long job sometimes with holiday photos in any case!).

Has anybody a solution how to overcome this frustrating time-waster, please?

Answer:MS Picture manager mixing up photos date order

Welcome to the TSG forum.

Sorry, not familiar with M$ PM ...
But the freeware Irfanview Image Viewer and Editor is very popular here at TSG.
This should have some more tools as compared with M$ PM

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I have had to reinstall my ancient Quicken accounts program and cannot now work out how to change from the American month/day/year to the British day/month/year date order. Can anyone help?

Answer:Quicken 2000, changing from American date order

As per Jock1e - you need to check in Control Panel - Region & Language - under Location Tab make sure it is is set to United Kingdom. It cannot be changed from within the Quicken program itself.

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Can anyone please advise how to get my e-mails downloaded in Day/date order instead of any order.I am using Outlook 2000 windows 98seThanks.

Answer:down load e-mails in date order outlook 2000

I'm not sure that you can change the order in which they are actually downloaded. However, you can change the order in which they are displayed. If you click on the "Received" tab it will sort them. Click it again and it will reverse the order and so on. You can also click e.g. the From tab to sort them that way.

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I'm tracing my family tree, and have quite a few contacts now that send me data by email to Outlook Express. I have created a folder for each of them in my ?In Box? as a dropdown menu, but as there is now a fair amount for each person in each folder, I want to put all the emails in date order received,(and sent). Is this possible? If not, is there any way that I could transfer them easily to an external drive maybe? I do transfer the data to a family tree program on my PC, but I need to go back to individual emails at times so that I do not duplicate items that I have sent before etc. I try to cross reference by date order in the program. Any ideas would be very welcome.

Answer:Storing emails in date order in Outlook Express?

Just click on the "Received" column at the top to arrange all e-mails in time date order.

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Hi, I've contacted lenovo twice now to update the warranty according to when I bought it. They haven't updated it on the website. Is there someone I can contact who can take care of this once and for all? I just need someone to update the warranty of my v570 laptop according to the retailer order receipt. I can provide all the information in a PM. Thank you.

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I would like to use a VLOOKUP formula in my bank statement sheets in order to populate item codes from a lookup table. Some of the entries (lookup values) in a statement contain a date in the form of ddmmm (e.i. 21JUL). Is there a way of creating a VLOOKUP formula that will ignore the date in the lookup value and therefore populate correct item codes into the statement sheets...for example I have several instances of the entry BANK TRANSFER ON ddmmm, where ddmmm is the date (21JUL, 11AUG, 05SEP). I would create a lookup table with a single entry BANK TRANSFER ON and the VLOOKUP formula will recognise this entry ignoring the date in the lookup value.
Hope it makes sense. Thank you in advance. Heidi

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Hi, so I have come across some sort of problem on my laptop.In my 'Downloads' folder at: C:\Users\DELL\DownloadsI have a 'Desktop' like folder that looks like the one in the favorites section:When I delete this folder from the downloads which I want to do, it also deletes like my entire desktop, removing everything of it,and also when ever I try to access the desktop folder on the favorites feature, I get this this error message:It's like my desktop has changed loacations to my downloads some how and I have no idea how to get it back to normal.Also I'm not sure if this is part of the same problem, because it happens when I delete or don't delete the desktop folder.. But when I riight click on a video or image or anything like that, or any file type, and click open with, and choose default programme I get this error message:(That was trying to choose default programme to open it with for a random picture in my dowloads folder, though I get the same message no matter on the location or how new/old the file is)Any help with these issues will be much appreciated.Thank you in advance.

Answer:{Help Request} - Weird Desktop folder in downloads folder

When did this begin? Were there other error messages, even unrelated ones? Did you recently install some 'free' software? Did you visit a porn site? Do you hkave a resident virus protection?

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I cannot unmerge them!

I would like to avoid system restore or adding a new profile if possible.

right clicking and changing the location doesn't work because they are both changed by that approach

The icons appear unique but they are both titled "Downloads" at the moment

I had initially thought to save space on my ssd by having the folders point to an external drive. i then added a 2nd internal drive and decided to return the 2 folders to their original location.
(Both folders where titled E:/ as i had foolishly redirected them both to the same location)
when i right clicked on the downloads folder and changed its default location back to normal, then both folders changed. all my downloads and documents are intact, they are just duplicated. both folders have documents and downloads.

i have tried various regedit solutions from this site to no avail.


Answer:Accidental merge of Downloads folder and Documents folder

Hello likwidboy, and welcome to Eight Forums.

You might see if using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below may be able to help fix your Downloads and Documents folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location - Windows 7 Help Forums

Hope this helps for now,

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Hi Friends,

I have a Zip folder as Y:\, 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:\"

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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Hi! First off, I kinda suck with computers, so I'm sorry if I make this more difficult than it should be. Also, this is kind of a silly question.
When I used to download images, my computer would automatically add a 'date modified' thingy to it, so that I could sort through them easily by setting the folder to be arranged by the date I saved it. But it suddenly stopped adding the date modified- or any other properties- to anything I right-click-save, so that I have to search through my (admittedly large) folder and manually add the date. Is there any way I could set it back to automatically doing this? Thanks!

Answer:Won't automatically add 'Date modified' to downloads

Welcome to Seven Forums narwhalsmash. Try this.

File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

Open a folder with the images> Right click a blank area and chose Sort by> Scroll down to More at the bottom> Scroll down to Date modified and put a check mark next to it> Now click on the Date modified text itself and on the right side, Move up should now be clickable> Click on Move up

This will move Date modified to the top of the list. See if your old behavior is now back.

A Guy

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recently an unknown folder named "Documents" appeared in my Downloads folder

i deleted it and then it came back, no matter how many times i deleted it, it will keep reappearing for no reasons

that folder is empty, can someone tell me how to get rid of it? PERMANENTLY !

sorry im new here

Answer:Documents folder keep reappearing in Downloads folder

Have you checked for malware (i.e. ran your AV program)?

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Recently copies of the IE Favorites folder (with the star) appeared on my Desktop and in the Downloads folder. When I delete them, they re-appear.

Does anybody know what caused this and how can I fix it? Where is the default location and how can I can make sure that it stays only there?


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A folder named'-Unsafe-' has appeared in my downloads folder. The obvious thing to do, I suppose, would be to open it to see what is in it, however the clue to NOT doing this is in the folder name!!
Has anyone any experience if this??

Answer:Unknown folder has appeared in my 'My Downloads' folder.

Right click the folder and scan it with your Anti-virus.

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My date/time display is set to show the time in 24 hours instead of 12am/pm hours. I do not know how to change it. Changing the internet time doesn't help and there doesn't seem to be a way on the clock. I used to have am/pm displayed. How can I change it? Also, can I have the date displayed with the time on the taskbar?

Answer:Task bar display-date/time display

I had mine changed to 24hr once because of a malware, hope this is not your case! Assuming everything its fine, this is how you do it:

This tutorial will teach you how to change your system time from 24 hour to 12 hour.

First of all, Click Start and then click on Control Panel.

In the Control Panel (And this is with the Category View) click on Date, Time, Language and Regional Options.

After clicking that, click on Change the format of numbers, dates and times.

A box will pop up, click on the Customize Button next to the drop-down menu of formats according to their country.

Another box should appear. Click on the Time tab. If your system is already running using 24 hour time, in the Time format box there should be HH:mm:ss.

The two Capital H's make the clock use 24 hour. To change this, replace the Capital H's with small h's. So, you should have changed the format from HH:mm:ss to hh:mm:ss.

Now, that's fine and dandy, but you might want it to say either PM or AM at the end. To make this happen, add two small t's at the end of the format. So, the format code should now be hh:mm:ss tt.

Click on OK. And now click Apply in the Regional and Language Options box, and then click OK again.

Hopefully your time in the system tray should be in 12 hour.

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Is there a way I can set this up so that when I open my Music folder that the sub folders inside are displayed in list view but when I open a sub folder the content is displayed in detail view without the whole thing reverting back to the last view I opted for? In other words...when I open my Music folder the sub folders are displayed as a list. That's fine. But when I open a sub folder to view the content I change the view to detail view. Then when I go back to the sub folders they've all changed to detail view too and I have to manually put em back to list view.

Answer:Music folder display vs folder content display

Hi -

See if this helps - Change folder views and behavior

Regards. . .



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any website to download a law and order game ? (purchase by credit card) bigfish games has it, i'm not sure if it's a trustworthy website, though; thanks

Answer:Law and order : Download ?

BigFish is a legit site, but has some compatibility issues. Target/Walmart should have the game for $10-$20.

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I have a copy of my main Documents foldem also sitting in my Downloads Folder. It also contained ALL my sub-folders, but I deleted them. Now, it automatically creates another Documents folder whenever I delete it from Downloads. Why is it doing it at all?

Answer:Downloads folder contains Documents Folder

This does not sound like a hardware issue - more a software or Operating System issue. Will need more information about what OS version and what notebook you are using to provide better assistance. Also - you may want google the issue and check with Microsoft TechNet for answers.Good luck.

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Hi there,
Thanks for letting me join.
I have a new issue on my laptop running Windows 7 that I seem to have a new folder called Desktop in my Downloads folder; not sure how that happened.
when I double click on the new Desktop folder, it opens to show all the files and programs I have on my actual desktop.

Can I delete this folder?
I'm a bit scared to do that without hearing from the experts first.
I really don't want to mess up my computer.

Can anyone help with that?
Thanks very much,

Answer:New 'Desktop' Folder in 'Downloads' Folder

Yes, you can delete the folder. You may have (without realizing it) moved the Desktop folder from it position at the top of the Explorer Tree (file manager) into the Download folder.

BTW, "Welcome to the Seven Forums, and thanks for joining. Hope we can be of help whenever you need it.". . .

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all downloads going to graphics programme. When I click download everything goes to Serif Craft artist graphics programme instead of into my downloads file, how can I change this?Hope you can help x

Answer:downloads not going to My downloads folder

See this: pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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Hey guys, first of all, long time no see, hows everyone?

Uhm, when you download a torrent it can have many files, and if you download them all at the same time, it downloads all the files in one go, ie: all individdual files downloaded 30%. Now I was wondering if its possible to make it download them in order, ie: finish one file, then go onto the next, this way i dont have to wait for the entire thing to download before being able to watch em. I know it can be done by right clicking and properties and then just selecting the files, but knowing myself, I'll tend to forget to add them afterwards So I need it to be done automatically.



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i have 2 hard disks
i have w7 on one hard disk
in the second i have xp

well when i boot w7 it messes up my xp folders order

i mean for example a folder , i set with xp to be ordered by name , and view thumb

i boot w7 , after when i boot xp this folder is not more orderrd by name and the view is different

i have alway to reset the xp folders and re-order them

is theree a way to avoid this?

Answer:w7 mess up my xp folder order

If you follow this tutorial HERE and set the folders up the same order as in XP you may have them the same .
you could set the folder view to the same as xp by setting the folder view.
In windows 7 open a window click Organise and select "Folder and search options"/ select the view tab check or uncheck the views to match your xp folders apply and hopefully they will stay the same when you view in xp or win 7 . i dont have xp so i cant check .

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My file order is reversed, it starts with (Lets say Z), and ends with a, and folders are always last. I have tried to fix this by unticking view as web page, then clicking name to get it reversed.This works but if i try clicking on folder options,view and like current folder, all the folders revert to being reversed.I`m running windows 98SE.

Answer:folder order reversed

click view thenarrange icons by/name

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Display on my M50A110 has been broken, and i want to order new one. How can I order this part?

All info I have about it is from specs on and Im not sure if thats enough ( Display size : 39.6cm (15.6?) type : Toshiba TruBrite? HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting internal resolution : 1,366 x 768 )

Answer:How to order display for M50A110

Since i cant find edit option anywhere, what I really wanted to ask is what is the part number of display on M50A110? I dont have tools with me to disassemble it, and I want to order part asap. Sorry for spamming this thread.

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With work i'm constantly printing a large number of PDF files and have found that the quickest way to get them printed is to select all of the required files (in windows explorer), right click and select print. This works great except the documents don't seem to come out in any sort of order.

If anyone knows of a way that i can have the documents print out in alphabetical order could you please let me know.

Answer:Printing Contents of a Folder in order

Have you tried, with the PDF's in a folder. Select View> List> Arrange icons by> Name.

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I HAVE created a folder with different pages ...the pages are out of order due to my scanning them at various times. I want to move the pages (files) to put them in order of page number. I know they don't move

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Hi, I have a list of files in a folder. I want to change the order they are in (not by name,size or the other choices that Microsoft offers) I just want to shift the files by my choice. If I try by dragging, it just pops back in its original place. When I have it in any view besides LIST, such as thumbnail, it will appear to make the shift. When I return to LIST it shows no change. What is on my toolbar doesn't help. What to do? Thanks

Answer:Change order of files in folder

Right-click in the folder, go to Arrange Icons By in the menu and uncheck Autoarrange under that submenu.

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I wanna arrange a bunch of folders in my own order but how do I arrange them in any order?

It seems that Windows wants me to arrange them by date, size, etc.

Answer:Any way to arrange files in a folder in any order?

Hello messagetyper,

You could disable auto arrange to be able to arrange items in folders in any order you like.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

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how can I put files in the order that I want ( not related to sort by name, size , date ....ext)

If I have files name 1, 2, 3 , in XP and vista I can put then in the order 2 3 1 by just draging them in the order that I want. But in windows 7 (or in my computer now), when I move file 1 to be the last one, it moves back to its original location

Answer:files order in a folder in windows 7

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Hello gifted computer people... today's question is:

In xp the default manner in which items are listed in a folder is alphabetically, right? Well, I have a number of folders containing files which all have a date in the name but which are otherwise named identically, ie., exercise log august 2011, exercise log sept 2011, etc... My question is, can I request the system to list the items in the correct order by the dates in the document names? Being listed alphabetically, obviously, they are out of order chronologically...

Thanks for any help...

Answer:Solved: Folder list order

No you can't....Your best option would be to rename them like so:

exercise log August 2001 > 08-11 exercise log.

that will do them in numerical order

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i ordered the anti-virus through the avg store to renew it due to it expires in 2 days and i cant get it downloaded or installed but i also paid for the dvd but they will send me that but can u help?? do not see anywhere to put a license #??

Answer:need to download avg anti virus 2011,,i order

You may have downloaded the free version, in the interface there is an option to upgrade to the paid version and you are given the chance to input the key if you have one.

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Hi there,So I'm getting ready to start from scratch with setting up my new replacement laptop. It's a Compaq V600TX with Windows XP Pro SP2 on it. And I want to make sure that I do it 100% correctly this time around, based on stuff I've learned on the board here and hopefully with your help on this thread! I've compiled a list below of the items and order in which I was planning on setting up the new laptop. It is followed by some specific questions. Please let me know what you think -- thanks!Please note: I normally use dial-up. However, when I download Windows Updates and my A/V program, etc., I will be using my friend's high-speed internet via Ethernet cable -- and he has a router. Starting with turning on the laptop and *not* being connected to the internet:1. Create Recovery Disks -- This might not be necessary, as it seems the new laptop came with XP Pro SP2 recovery discs?2. Turn off Microsoft Automatic Updates -- I'll do manual updates, as shown below. 3. Uninstall crap programs -- It comes with a bunch of games/junk and software trial versions (though not actually installed fully, I don't think). One of these is some Norton trial version.4. Run Norton Removal Tool -- Not sure if this is necessary (see question below)5. Connect to Internet6. Run Windows Updates from Start > All Programs link -- Install Windows Updates7. Disconnect from Internet8. Turn off (disable) MS Instant Messenger9. Turn off Windows Firewall (and uncheck stuff in exceptions tab)10. Uninstall Jav... Read more

Answer:Help W/order Of Update/install/download/etc. On New Laptop

I would say alot of what you are planning is personal preference stuff. So I don't have any input in regards to what you want to do. But as far as step 3, take a look at The PC Decrapifier and see if that will save you some time and effort.

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Hello guys,

I have a rather strange problem. Lately I've been seing that I have a double refference of my "Downloads" folder in my user folder. You can see that effect on my attached picture:

They appear double though and lead to the same location (when right clicking and going to the position tab). When you open them of course they are one and the same. When you delete them... well... they both are deleted! (carefull there). I even tried to reallocate one of them and erase the other, but they both are moved. It looks as if one is the ghost of the other!

It's not a big problem of course but It pisses me off! Isn't there a way to make the downloads folder link single again? I guess I should look somewhere in the registry but don't know where to look. Any help would be hot.

Answer:Users Folder displays double "Downloads" Folder.

Hello Escozul, and welcome to Seven Forums.

When you right click on each "Downloads" folder and click on Properties, do they both have a Location tab?

If not, then delete the folder that doesn't.

In addition, double check using OPTION TWO in the tutorial below for the Downloads folder to make sure everything is set properly for the folder.

User Folders - Restore Default Location

Hope this helps,

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Display on my M50A110 has been broken, and i want to order new one. How can I order this part?

All info I have about it is from specs on and Im not sure if thats enough ( Display size : 39.6cm (15.6?) type : Toshiba TruBrite? HD TFT High Brightness display with 16 : 9 aspect ratio and LED backlighting internal resolution : 1,366 x 768 )

Answer:How to order display for Toshiba Satellite M50-A-110

Since i cant find edit option anywhere, what I really wanted to ask is what is the part number of display on How to order display for Toshiba Satellite M50-A-110? I dont have tools with me to disassemble it, and I want to order part asap. Sorry for spamming this thread.

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How do I drop and drag

Answer:I need to order a display and need to drop and drag

You don't drop and drag.You drag and drop. Are you serious that you need a description on how to do that?How does this relate to your thread title?Answers are only as good as the information you provide.How to properly post a question: Sorry no tech support via PM's

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hello i have win 8.1 pro x64.i want to know if i can change the display order of disks icons manually.usually the c drive appears first(from left to right),second cdrom icon and next the external drives.can i change that with drag and drop?(i remember that i can do it in vista)

Answer:change display icon order

You can try to sort or group them

Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer

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When I open the web site,
I click on whatever video link (exple: video 1 which links
I get the picture of an audio player (within IE) that is empty. Even if I click
on the "Play" button, it goes nowhere!
I have Internet Explorer 6.0.28 and under the Internet Options>Advanced
Tab>Multimedia section, the option "Play videos in web pages" and
"play animations in web pages" are enabled.
Still,....the link(s) of the videos and pictures of that web page wont play.

Extra infos:
Operating system: Windows XP
Media player: Windows Media Player 9

Thanks for replying

Answer:What is missing in order to display this web link?

First..the link should be this...

Take off the ) at the end. When the page on the play button and the video will start load (it needs to buffer the data) as it doesn't load automaticlly once the the page loads. Took a few seconds before the first frame loads.

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Hy, I am planning to order ThinkPad T450 laptop with customized features, but as you can see on the following technical specification list the despaly says "14"HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Display (w/WWAN)". It didn't indicate as my customized Lenovo ThinkPad T450 order's screen is anti-glare or not. Can anyone confirm me if its anti-glare or not? ThinkPad T450Part number: 20BVCTO1WW Intel Core i7-5600U Processor (4MB Cache, up to 3.20GHz)Windows 8.1 64Windows 8.1 64 - English14"HD+ (1600 x 900) LED Backlit Display (w/WWAN)720p HD CameraIntel HD Graphics 5500Security Chip Enabled16GB PC3-12800 DDR3L (2 DIMM)Keyboard Backlit - US EnglishUltraNav (TrackPoint and TouchPad) with Fingerprint ReaderSoftware for Softex Fingerprint Reader500GB Hard Disk Drive, 7200rpm, 2.5"16GB M.2 Solid State Drive Single3rd M.2 SSD slotThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Ion (23.2Whr) FrontThinkPad Battery 3 cell Li-Ion (23.2Whr) RearCountry Pack 45W AC adapter United States (2pin)Intel 7265 AC/B/G/N Dual Band Wireless + Bluetooth Version 4.0Integrated Mobile Broadband upgradablePublication - US English1 Year Depot or Carry-inThinkPad Precision Wireless Mouse - Midnight BlackThinkPad Essential BackPack

Answer:I want to know if my order's display is anti-glare or not

HiAll panels types (non-touch) are being installed into T450 are anti-glare. Look at the platform specification (in the PSREF book) and fru_bom file on the laptop support page.Please, do not cross-post the same questions. Thanks.

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I am swapping to Outlook finally... long story.

Anyway, Office 2010 Beta. The new Outlook is very cool.
Sometimes, after it's been open a while, in the right hand side of the bottom taskbar will be a green progress bar with the words "Downloading Folder order". The progress bar is already full and green. The words and progress bar pop up, flash a bit, then go away about every 10 seconds so it's fairly annoying.

Exiting the program and restarting make it stop and I have not figured out yet what makes it start.

Anyone know what Downloading Folder Order means?

Answer:Outlook 2010- Downloading Folder Order

Appears to be an IMAP thing? I think it's trying to synch every 10 seconds or so...

I can't seem to find anything about it. Still waiting to see if anyone else has seen this.

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I have a strange problem that I have never seen before. I am pc support for over 300 people and this has never happened before. An employee just got a new computer and after installing Outlook 2002, it lists the personal folders before the Mailbox on the folder list. Normally it lists by alphabetical order, with Mailbox - Employee Name, followed by the personal folders. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but no luck. Has anyone ever seen this before? I want the personal folders to be listed under the Mailbox like it normally is. Thanks!

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I have a strange problem that I have never seen before. I am pc support for over 300 people and this has never happened before. An employee just got a new computer and after installing Outlook 2002, it lists the personal folders before the Mailbox on the folder list. Normally it lists by alphabetical order, with Mailbox - Employee Name, followed by the personal folders. I have tried uninstalling and reinstalling, but no luck. Has anyone ever seen this before? I want the personal folders to be listed under the Mailbox like it normally is. Thanks!

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I want to organise a folder and upload it to the web. When others download it I want to files/folders in that folder to be in a particular order. Is there a way to do this? I know you can save a "desktop.ini" to keep a particular folder icon so is there something similar to this that I can do to keep the folder order?

Answer:Solved: Can you save file order in folder?

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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!



Answer:Office XP Folder List Sort Order

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For sometime i've been having trouble with downloads. Once i click to download i instantly get a message saying that what i'm trying to download is unavailable or can't be accessed at this time. This happens with just about everything. I've tried to download adobe flashplayer and nothing happens. Miserable! Please help!

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Question: Downloads folder.

Hey everyone, just recently I accidently moved my downloads folder to my music folder, it still showed my downloads folder in my username folder and also in my music folder. So I deleted my downloads folder in my music folder, then came to relize it deleted them both, or the one in my username folder wasn't really there. I tryed undoing the delete/move. No luck, any ideas how to get it back, plus all my downloads? It isn't in the recycling bin folder.

Answer:Downloads folder.

Try a system restore and see how it works out.
System Restore - How to

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Was just doing a search for a file on my PC when I seen that I have lots and lots of zip or cab files and some other files in the C:\downloads folder and they are all dated 12/12/05 and the same time is on them. Seen the they are a IE update.
Never had anything in that folder before but i do see a "This folder is safe to delete.txt" file that says this...

This folder contains the information needed to install Internet Explorer 6.
Once Internet Explorer 6 is installed and functioning properly on your system, you may delete this folder to free up disk space.
If you delete this folder but later want to reinstall the product, you will need to download it again from the web site.

So can I delete the folder or just what is in it?
What are these files there for if IE is already installed and working?
I only use IE for MS updates so guess it is functioning properly or the best that IE can for being IE.

Answer:C:\downloads folder

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I cannot locate my Downloads Folder. Where does it usually reside? A friend of my created one with a small "d" but I know the original one begins with a capital "D". Where is the Downloads Folder in Vista? I did a search from the Start button and no results. Thanks!

Answer:Downloads Folder, where?

This is normally setup in the Browser itself...
I create my own.

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Hi, My downloads folder is on my desktop AND in my documents. If I delete it on the desktop, the one in the documents also disappears. What the hell is going on? Doesn't it slow the computer if such a large file is on the desktop? How do I get rid of it from the desktop?

Answer:My Downloads folder

Can you delete from documents and then drag the desktop to documents?

Make sure you always have backups before making changes.

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In reviewing my files/folders I notice that the DOWNLOADS folder has files downloaded several years ago. When, and is it a good idea to delete these files when you are done with them??

Answer:DOWNLOADS folder in XP

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This is going to sound very petty and unimportant, but it's niggling me, as I have found something annoying in Windows 10's display of network components.

I have two Ethernet ports on my motherboard, the first of which is connected to my router, the second to my netbook, to allow me to transfer files between the machines as fast as possible.

It all works fine, but when I go to the Network and Internet settings in Windows, and select Ethernet, the two connections are both shown, but the wrong way around, with the netbook connection listed first and the modem connection second. They are also shown that way around in the performance tab of the Windows Task Manager.
If I go and look at the data usage, again the netbook connection appears as "Ethernet" and the modem connection appears as "Ethernet2", so it doesn't appear as the default as I want it to!

Why this should be I don't understand. The modem is definitely connected to Ethernet port 1 in Device Manager, and the netbook to Ethernet port 2, so why they appear the other way around in the settings is a bit of a mystery to me. Of course I could just reverse the connections, but I have a multi-boot machine, and this will mess up the order elsewhere.

Is there any way of changing this? I could understand if they were in alphabetical order of the connection name say, but I've tried that and re-naming them makes no difference.

Cheers, Dave.

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Hey All,

Small question about the login screen. I have several user accounts setup on my Windows 8 PC and I would like to change the order in which they are displayed on screen. Does anyone know if this is possible or are they just listed in the order they are created in?



Answer:Account display order on login screen

Hello Ben, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The accounts on the sign in screen are listed in alphabetical order of the user account's display name from left to right.

User Account Name - Change in Windows 8

Hope this helps.

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I have this folder on the Win 10 system which is taking up 15.8 GB of space and I cannot delete it. I have tried to take ownership through Windows convoluted system and I keep getting hurdles thrown up.The first one is "You will require permission from the system administrator to make these changes", I am the administrator (or at least I thought I was).The next one thrown up is "you will require permission from trustedinstaller to make these changes"The more I read the more confusing it becomes. In desperation I tried "Unlocker" and that never worked eitherThis whole exercise is uncharted territory to me so with that in mind can any one suggest a step by step idiot proof method for me to deal with this?Any and all help and suggestions will be gratefully received. Regards

Answer:Taking ownership of Windows.old folder in order to delete it

You need to run Disk Cleanup to delete the Windows.old folder. See either link below for instructions. User

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I have been trying for many days now to try and open/save a download but once it has finished transferring the data (close box unmarked) it just dissappears - nothing opens and when I try same to save and select save file - there is no trace of it whatsoever. This is also happening with Windows defender updats and AVG updates - it feels to me that there is a block on the system somewhere but I have been unable to trace this at all - any suggestions.? Many thanks.

Answer:Downloads don't download - they just dissappear!

Defender and AVG updates are saved to the relevant folders and you do not need to do anything with them as they update the programs automatically.Other files you download will be saved depending on what browsewr you use IE6? Firefox?click here does this look familiar?

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downloads, how do you define where they download to, they seem to go to 'my downloads' Once they went to my desktop ?

Answer:downloads, how do you define where they download t

Stop look and read before clicking, you control your PC the choice of where anything downloads to is your decision It may also help if you untick the box that says "close this window when download completes" then you will get an Open Folder option Cheers HC

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Everytime I shut down my computer I see that it wants to install updates it goes through a slow shut down and then shuts down but when I go back to download the icon is still there. One thing it doesnt seem to want to load is the Windows Service Pack 3 it always says it didn't complete the download.. I have Run CC Cleaner I have run my Norton Anti Virus and I have defraged the computer I ran Hijack this. But don't know how to read it ...
Thanks Christine

Answer:Computer Says It Has Downloads But Won't Download Them

Hi .I removed your HJT log. Such are malware tools and are not permitted in the XP forum and should be posted (in the appropriate malware forum) only when asked for by the BC Malware Team or a malware problem is suspected with cause.System manufacturer and model, please?FWIW: SP3 can be installed from the desktop...Windows Update is not the only method. But...before installing it or attempting such...tell us what your system is.Windows Update problems are routine.Windows Update Problems, Delete Software Redistribution Folder - PC Hell How to Fix Problem When Windows Updates Download But Won't Install - Windows and Microsoft Update Problem Solver - Louis

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the download occurs but i cannot view the progress so that i can clear the download history.

Answer:why can't i view my downloads on the download

it would be really nice if you told us which browser you are usingSome HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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OK, I've finally had enough of trying to figure this out for myself, so I'm bringing my baggage here. I just performed roughly 10 online speed tests for my computer, and every single one of them gave me a reading of right around 1285kps for downloading and 323kps for uploading. Yet, when I'm downloading, I NEVER get any speeds over 150kps. What the heck do I need to get my full download potential? Or am I just screwed?


Answer:Downloads And Download Speed

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I know you get this a lot but I tried to follow some of the other threads dealing with this and they seem specific to that person so....can you help me? I used Google Chrome and liked it but all of a sudden I couldn't download anything. So I removed it and tried to re-install it but couldn't. I switched to using Firefox, but can't download anything on that either so switched to IE. Still can't download. Tried some fixes I have seen on here (lowering security settings, etc.) but nothing has worked. On occasion I can download something but have to find it and then it won't open. I can't even open files that are attached on email anymore. I would appreciate any help you can give me. I am not extremely computer-savvy so simple instructions are best for me. Thanks!

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When I download and save a file...for example spyware doctor...My pc will download and save but it will not execute.


what spyware and virus scans have you already done? Some HELP in posting on plus free progs and instructions Cheers

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Ok recently all of my downloads have been downloading as zip files, whether its a mp3, pdf, eps etc. I am using windows 8.1 on my hp laptop. I have searched all over and I cannot find anything please I need help. Also this has nothing to do with associate a file type with a program that can open it, trust me I tried it.

Answer:All downloads download as a ZIP file please help

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