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Help: Change Name Sort Order

Question: Help: Change Name Sort Order

Hi, sorry if this is the wrong section, I'm new and didn't see a request section.
I wanted to know how to change the default name sort order from this:
A 2
A Modified
A
To:
A
A 2
A Modified
In windows 7.
Thanks in advance.

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Answer: Help: Change Name Sort Order

Hello Swordzero, and welcome to Seven Forums.

You might see if this may be able to have sorted the way you want after appying it.

Sort Order - Numbers in File and Folder Names - Vista Forums

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I remember this from the past but I don't remember how to fix it. I did some searching online but I don't know what this is called. I found one reg fix but it didn't work. Anybody have the correct registry fix for this?

My files are sorting as so;
1,
11,
12,
13--->19,
2,
20,
21--->29,
3,
30,
etc

I want regular ascending.
 

Answer:Change Windows 7 Sort Order from 1,10,11 to 1,2,3

Sort by name should sort 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ..., 11, 12, ...

If it doesn't, then there's something else wrong.
 

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is there a way to set the default sorting in Now Playing in WMP11 to sort by filename? when i select multiple files and add to now playing list they seem to show up in a random order. I want them to show up by file name order WITHOUT having to change the sort option every single time.
THX
 

Answer:change default sort order in WMP 11??

I think you would have to create your own playlist if you want the songs in a specific order.

Sorting the songs is done randomly, I dont think there is a way to change this other than making your own.
 

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Hi

How do I get the search box "search programs and files" (i.e. the one above the Start button) to sort the results within each section by DATE, rather than by name?

Note I do NOT mean the search top right in Windows Explorer, which fwiw, is already working nicely in date order!

Clue:
I have installed Classic Shell but I read a thread saying that it wont have touched this.

J
EDIT: I am told that the files listed are ranked partly by frequency of use. And I am now wondering is this is data which my CCleaner utility is deleting. Either way the sort order have become VERY much less useful in the last couple of weeks. Any thoughts?

Answer:How can I change sort order for "Search Programs and files" results?

Hiyya ship mate I just went to Start > right clicked on it > Properties > Customise > there is a drop down list in there I don't know if that is of any help??

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I have discovered some disconcerting behavior in how excel 2010 sorts. I have information in a worksheet that gets added to everyday. Once a week that information gets copied in bulk and pasted into a new sheet in the workbook to get sorted. On a straight copy paste operation some of the information that is in columns bfore the sort column are changed from their original values. When I copy then paste special values and formatiing this does not occur.
Has anyone else observed this behavior and if so does anyone know a better fix?

Answer:Excel 2010 sort issue data in columns prior to sort column change

BF
Tried to replicate this in my Excel 2010 without success. Copied cells Sheet1/A1:A12 to Sheet2/C1:C12 with data in preceding columns A & B. On selecting 'Sort' for C1:C12 I get a window informing me there is data next to my selection and since it is not selected will not be sorted. There are then two options: Expand selection or Continue with current selection. Selecting second option sorts data normally.

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Question: Help: Sort Order

Hello all, I have a folder of movies, each with their proper titles. However, instead of having sequels listed after the first movies in their series, the first movie will be placed after the other movies. For example, I have X-Men 2, X-Men 3, X-Men Origins - Wolverine, then X-Men. Or The Hangover 2, The Hangover. Why is this happening, since it is in no way logical, and is there a way to correct the issue?

Thank you for your assistance.

Answer:Help: Sort Order

What does short order mean.

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Question: Sort order

Hello to all!

I would like some help... When I download a file, a picture etc., I want the downloaded file to be placed at the end of all files in the folder! Not in "front", or at random (see pic below).



How can I accomplish this? (In WindowsXP, files - by default - were placed at the "right place" of the last one, in a folder).

Thanks in advance.

Answer:Sort order

Right click in the folder, go to View. If auto arrange is on, turn it off, if it's off, turn it on. Hopefully it will give you the opposite effect of what your getting now.

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What is the XP sort order?On the support site it just talks about the numbers. I want to know what is the default for names that do not have numbers. In the ASCII chart the @ is low on the list and the ~ should be at the end of the list. But it is not so. This drives me crazy! It seems the XP will sort any symbol before any letter. Is there a chart that shows how they do this?

Answer:What is the XP sort order?

sorting where? it's not the OS doing the sorting. It's either explorer or the command window, depending upon what you mean.

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First: Happy New Year and thanks for all the help in the past.Second: I am using Windows Vista and Serif PhotoPlus to organise photographs and I have a series of folders names in month order. Is there any way of sorting in month order?

Answer:Sort in calendar order

I don't know a way of doing it. It's not overly laborious to rename 12 folders, e.g. 01 for Jan, 02 for Feb, etc.

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Running Windows 7 Ultimate.

In Windows Explorer, I have set to sort files by name in ascending order and to group by nothing. The files are in an approximate order by name; but, many files are out of order and only near where they should be. In the attached screen shot, only the right-hand column is relevant to the question. Please note that "201306events" comes before files with lower names such as "20130516beachparty".

How do I fix this?
 

Answer:Solved: Sort by Name is out of order

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Hi,

Somehow my sort order has been changed somehow. On another post I see that it goes to the view tab to change the order, however the view tab is not shown when I open a folder. What I see is "organize, share with, Burn, and new folder.

I would like to change back to normal aphabetical order. How do I do this?

best,

Mike

Answer:Sort Order for folders

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable - This Tutorial disables Auto Arrange in all folders except Libraries, to allow free sorting.

When you disable Auto Arrange and either move or rename a folder, it will refresh Auto Arrange in that specific moved or renamed folder ONLY, after each time you move or rename it. Auto Arrange is still disabled for that moved or renamed folder, but you will have to arrange the files back to whatever non-auto arranged order you like after moving or renaming the folder.

Here's some additional help:
How to Change the Group By - Sort By - Stack By - Arrange By View in Windows 7 Explorer

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Im trying to sort the alphabetical order of my programs. I know that I should be able right click in the program menu to activate the "Sort order" option but this does not seem to be available. Any ideas
Thanks
 

Answer:Sort order for programs XP

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I have many folders (with a couple of thousand files) configured to display sorted by date. When using software and needing to open a file from within the program, it opens what looks like an Explorer window. However, the sort order is always by name initially and it takes a minute or so to suddenly display in the correct sort order as specified in Windows itself.

If I repeat this a few minutes later it goes through the routine all over again!

Running explorer from win8 itself is no problem, it remembers the sort order. Is there a way to make third party software that calls up an explorer window do the same please?

Incidentally having given up on the truly slow and clumsy windows search function, I installed Search Everything and it is instant and reliable. Why can't Microsoft Search be like that?

Answer:explorer forgets sort order

Search Everything only looks for files and folders. It is not capable of looking inside files for specific data. To find things, all it does is look at the pre-generated index of files and folders.

I'm not knocking it, I use it all the time but it is not a true search program.

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Hi, What do I need to do (if anything) to change the sorting order when listing the contents of files etc. For example, when I open any given folder to see the contents, I have DETAILS selected as the VIEW type, and when I click on the DATE header for sorting, the items should be sorted chronologically, but they're not...there are files that are out of order. I tried changing the REGIONAL date formats, and the only one that sorts correctly (using the year 1st) gets too confusing to use, i.e. 09-09-09, or 09-09-29 (yy-mm-dd). It's currently set with the standard mm-dd-yy; but for some reason 11/21/08 is in between 7/16/09 and 6/08/09. Is there a registry entry that I can change? See my jpegs for my sorts to see exactly what I mean.I have Win XP Home Ed. SP3 and MS Office 2003 SP3.I await advice Thank you.See my jpegs - Click on VIEW ALBUM, then for best view, click on PLAY SLIDESHOW, then you can PAUSE each image to take a look at the lists. You won't see the entire list because the image is big, but you'll see enough to get the idea. Thank you!

Answer:Sort order for Win XP file contents

Try View / Arrange Icons by / Name

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In Windows Vista 64-Bit ULtimate you can see items by list, medium icons etc... and also sort if by date, total size and free space etc...

I keep on changing it to order it by Date Modified but everytime I close explorer and open explorer again it defaults back.
How do I make a system - encoded default view and sort order?

thanks

Answer:default view and sort order

Generally when dropping down to the "sort by" option in menu bar>view you simply check off the change there and see that again when re-opening any explorer window later. First you have to go into the tools>folder options>view tab there to check off "remember each folder's view settings".

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Is there anyhow possible to control Windows 7 file name sort order?
When I run vlc player on my Windows 7 PC files are sorted CD2,CD3,cd1 while Windows explorer sorts same sequence cd1, CD2, CD3.
Because Vlc Player uses different sort order, it's a great mess, when there are hundred of files and for example a file North123.... may be several screens before north124....
File names have been created by other users on different systems and there it is not possible to standardize anything between names and computers.
Results have been accidental data loss, when comparing and deleting identical content in file groups.
Any suggestions please?

Vlc support couldn't understand the problem and didn't provide any progressive ideas in this matter.

Answer:How to control Windows 7 sort order

I'm not sure if FreeCommander XL will be of any help. I have it, however, I have not "told" it how to sort, yet.

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Hi, I was wondering if there is a way to automatically set by default, the View/Sort Order. What I mean is, I don't want to keep opening up my file browser (Explorer), clicking on Name, then Type to sort them. Is there a way to have this automatically so it by default? I know previous versions of Windows you could do this.

Answer:How to set default Sort Order for files

Hi, mine 'sticks' per folder. For example, if I set one to view organised by type, next time I open it, it's organised by type, whilst simultaneously, I might have set one to be organised by size, and next time I open that, it's organised by size.

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My files are displayed in descending order - I would like to get them in ascending order. I can't discover how to do this.

Answer:File sort order in Windows XP

To save me typing instructions,in Help click Index and scroll to "files and folders"...."sorting list of items in folder"

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This is going to be a silly question but I have triied searching the web and acn't find the answer.

In one of my folders I have somehow changed the file listings to be in order 'z to a' and I just can't see how to change it back to 'a to z'.

Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Solved: Sort order of listings

click on the title name - that re-orders the sort order
each time you click it will change from
0-9 A-Z
to
Z-A 9-0
 

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Win XP, Outlook Express. On my PC I have my Address book entries listed by last name, but my Contacts list appears listed by first name. I find this very useful. But my friend (also XP, OE) can't get hers to display like this. Any suggestions to achieve it, please?

Answer:sort order of contacts list

On the Contacts list to the left side of OE click on the heading Contacts and on the drop down menu click Sort by Name

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Windows 7 64 bit SP1 - Clean Install

I have found an incredibly annoying problem. I have external USB drives on my laptop, both esata and USB 3. I store a lot of HD video clips that I take on them. It is very important that I set the sort order to Date Created (due to the naming convention on my camcorder)

Before doing a clean install from Windows 7 64bit to Windows 7 SP1 64bit, if I changed the order in explorer it quickly changed and then remembered the sort order, so next time I went into the folder on my external drive the files were in the correct order.

Now, whenever I go into the folder it takes up to 5 minutes to sort the files (there are some 4000 files in the folder). If I go to other folder on my laptop, then back to that folder, it takes another 5 minutes to sort them again!!

Has anyone experienced anything like this? At the moment I am tempted to go back to pre-SP1.

I have taken the external drive to another laptop i have with SP1 on it, and it does the same thing. It's driving (no pun intended) me crazy. I can't wait around for windows to re-order my files whenever i go into that folder, espeically as it takes such a long time.

Thanks for any help or suggestions

Answer:File Sort Order after installing SP1

Isn't it wrong in the English language to sort after "The"?

I mean, it's Arrival, The not The Arrival... as with many movies on my computer i have to put The at the end otherwise all those movies with that presentational form will be sorted under the letter T and not A as it should be.

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I gave up trying to get the Recent Documents link to work on the Start Menu - what is the point of them being in alphabetical order??

So I just created a shortcut to the Recent folder on my desktop and started using that. But even there I can't keep it sorted in 'date modified' order. It stays that way for an hour or so, but when I go back the folder has sorted itself in alphabetical order again, and I have to start right-clicking again! Maddening.

I did once get the link on the Start Menu to sort in date order, but I don't recall how I did it sadly - I certainly can't get it to work now. But surely the folder itself should stay in the sort view I set for it? Why does it change back all by itself and how can I fix it so that it stays in date modified order?

Thanks,

Martin

Answer:Recent Documents sort order

If you first open Windows Explorer and go to your actual Recent Items folder (located at C:\Users\{name}\AppData\Roaming\Microsoft\Windows\Recent) you can highlight the folder, change to 'Details' view and go into the Column Header to change your sort order to Date Modified.

THEN make a shortcut to that folder, and you'll have approximately 6 months worth of 'Recent Items' sorted by the date modified --- as you wanted.

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In Outlook, I can have an email highlighted to see it in the preview pane. Sorting on most fields keeps the message selected. However, sorting on the FROM field always switches me off my selected message and automatically selects the first message at the top of the list.

This is VERY annoying, especially as I am trying to refer back to all messages from that sender. Is there a way to correct the Outlook behavior? I think it is pernicious to force me to look at some other message when I sort on the FROM field, especially when this bad behavior only occurs on sorting that one field.

Tried to find this info before posting, but could not locate it using my search line-of-thinking. Sorry if this duplicates any previous posts.

Answer:Outlook - sort order - FROM - odd behavior

if you were to remove the 'From' column . . . would you get the same result with next field? if not, re-add 'From' and see if the problem persist.

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Hopefully my question is clear from the following illustration. In short, I cannot understand why my files and subfolders are not getting sorted into the logical order I expect. Pretty sure thet were correct under my previous XP PC. All folders should come first. And several files are not sorted. Yet the great majority are!

Here's a direct link for higher resolution:
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/...erPuzzle-1.jpg
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Terry, East Grinstead, UK

Answer:Explorer sort order puzzle

How do you want them sorted/displayed?

By name?
By date modified?
By file type?

Windows handles this by default to a certain extent and I don't think that behavior can be changed easily.

But if you click any of the headings (such as "Name" or "Date" or "Type") it ought to sort the folder contents by that variable.

Also, see here:

File Explorer Options - Open in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

Hope this helps a bit,
MM

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HTC Windows Phone 8X
OS version 8.0
I have a folder of 49 mp3 files with names like
Alto 1 01.mp3
Alto 1 02.mp3
Alto 1 03.mp3
etc.
but after Alto 1 01.mp3 and Alto 1 02.mp3 it plays Alto 1 14.mp3
How can I correct this?
Looking at the folder by connecting my phone to my PC, none of the files have Tags.
I have read this post but they have no resolution:
http://forums.windowscentral.com/windows-phone-8-1/333040-how-do-i-get-my-music-back-order.html

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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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My old laptop died so I bought a new one. My old HDD was still accessible so I copied the favorites folder to the proper place on the new laptop. 

They're all there, but now they're displaying in the browser sorted by NAME, not by date.  When favorites are created in IE11 they're automatically displayed in date creation order.  You can, of course drag a new entry from the bottom of the list
to some other point and it will stay there, but I have literally hundreds of favorites folders and each folder may have a couple hundred entries. 

I've seen methods to sort the favorites in the browser by DATE, but that's not what I want - I already got that.  And WHY do I have that, anyway?  IF IE creates favorites and automatically sorts them by date, why does copying those favorites automatically
sort them in some other manner?
Even if Microsoft, through some Oscar worthy blunder failed to create a method for sorting those favorites in DATE order, somebody must have come up with some registry tweak to accomplish this.
Of course I know I can put a shortcut to the favorites on the desktop, and then sort them anyway I want, but that's just not as handy as clicking on the yellow star. 


Scott H Bowman

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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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Hi,I could really use some expert assistance on a problem I'm having trying to find a macro to do what I need to do and if anyone could assist, it would be greatly appreciated.I'm posting this particular problem on this forum, because I've seen a lot of similar solutions to the problem I have posted here already, but not close enough where I can copy the code and make it work for myself. I have two columns of Part Numbers from two similar indented Bills of Material. These list can be as long as 18K rows. From the top down, I need to go down each of the list and put the matching entries from column A on the same row as the matching entry in column B or vise-versa, (leaving spaces adjacent to non-matches). The kicker here is that the sort order of either column can not change, because that would interfere with the identity of the product structure. Therefore, there will be blank cells next to those Part Numbers that appear only on one Bill of Material. So the only thing that will happen is that things will shift down in each column until there are matching aligning cells in a row. Seems odd, but the whole idea here is that someone can take two BOM?s for similar products and have a side-by-side comparison. The matches will be easy to spot because they will be directly beside each other. In a nut shell if you were to go back and remove the blank cells from both columns, you would be right back where you started, because the order of each list will still be the same. Ag... Read more

Answer:Excel 2007 Compare Two Col, Keep Sort Order

Sorry, having problems understanding what you need.Post a small example of your data ( 10 or 15 lines, with headings and row numbers) if you can give a before and after, but first read this on how to do it:http://www.computing.net/howtos/sho...MIKEhttp://www.skeptic.com/

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For 2 days I have been trying to get my Live Mail to post my email in Descending Order but have been unable to. The email is listed in Alphabetical Order! I never saw this before! How can I post it in Descending Order? Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: Sort By Descending Order Gone Crazy!

is this on the web or on windows live mail client

no need for all bold font by the way

if you click on the heading for the date the mail arrived - that will sort descending or ascending - each time you click on it it changes the sort order
 

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I've just moved a directory from C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Probate to \\PROLIANT\Probate (a share on my WHS2011 server).

I created a Symbolic Directory link from \\PROLIANT\Probate in C:\Users\Steve\Documents, but when I view the "Documents" folder, the symbolic link sorts amongst the files rather than the directories.

Is there any way that I can get the C:\Users\Steve\Documents\Proliant link to appear amongst the directories?

Answer:Sort order of Directory Symbolic Link

How did you create the symlink?
By default, Links are created as file links. Make sure you use the /d parameter.

mklink /d <linkname> <source>

eg. mklink /d 3D \\Server\movies2\3D
(Make sure you are at the location you want the symlink created before typing the above, or provide a fully qualified path if not).

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There should be a simple answer to this - but can't seem to find it anywhere.

When I go to open an Excel file (File>Open>My Documents) the order of the directories (and then the files within a selected directory) is in the order they were last opened (I view them as a list). How can I get the directories and files to display in alphabetical order?

Answer:Excel - sort order of viewing files

There should be a simple answer to this - but can't seem to find it anywhere.There is. First select details, not icons. Now click on any column you want to sort by - filenames, or dates or type. Same as in standard Windows explorer.

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Ok, i gooffed. But in the process, i learned also.
After tearing apart my keyboard, and giving it a VERY COMPLETE cleaning, i had maybe 4 or 5 keys which were stuck. Needless to say, they showed up as stuck at the busiest time of day, so i got a BIT annoyed. Like a dummy, i began pressing keys wildly in anger. It seems i found (totally by accident) a magical keystorke sequence which has forever changed the way my directory listings show in an "Open" dialog.

The problem does NOT happen in Micorsoft applications. But in all others it does. The directories, and files are in reverse order .

If i open "Windows Explorer" everythiinng is fine. If i choose "Open" in Word or Excel, again, everything is fine. BUT if i choose "Open" in Adobe Reader, the sorted order is reversed. Likewise for all my non-Micorsoft software.

I process mailing lists for a direct marketing company, and have litterally 1,000's of directories. This is an annoying little bugger, since i have become accustomed, in the past 10 years, to my file handeling routines.

Any help would be appriciated.
 

Answer:Default sort order in directory listings

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I have set my order "sort by" to be "received" and "descending" in the inbox in Outlook Express. and periodically it resets itself to "from" "descending" I imagine there is a quick key or key sequence that changes, but does anyone know what it is?

Thanks
 

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I have a table which has got 2 keys. I want to list the table with the 1st key being DESC and the 2nd key Ascending. If I set the table properties with the "ORDERBY Key1 DESC,Key2" when I open the table with a double click it opens correctly sorted. HOWEVER if I create a Combobox on my main form with the data source being that table, the corresponding drop down table is NOT in the correct order. How can I cause it to be in the same order as the properties of the table specify?
 

Answer:Solved: ComboBox List Table sort order

You should not really bother sorting Tables as data should not be viewed in it. Data from the table does not obey the table's sort order, so to overcome this use a query to get the data sorted the way that you want. Access sorts from the left first.
You can sort your combo's data by opening the Row Source SQL and adding the sort to that, do not "save it" close it and when Access asks if you want to save the SQL say yes.
 

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I am trying to reset the order of files in my mydocuments folder when I want to post a picture... but it is now sorted by date... it used to be by name... very annoying... any help? Please? Thank you

Answer:How do you reset the default sort order in the open dialog box? Anyone knows?

View>Sort by....

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3 fields= Order #, Date Required, Part #

I'm looking to create a value based on the location of a record within in a list.

For example, if I sort by part then by date I want to return the value of where that record falls in the sort order. Basically show where it falls in terms of priority.

To say it a different way...if an order is required by x date and there are 3 orders for the same part required at an earlier date I want to return the value "4".

I'm very familiar with Access, but this scenario is new to me. Any ideas appreciated...thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Solved: Access: Assign value based on sort order

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A user has created lots of personal folders. Some of these folders when selected are showing as 'There are no items to show in this view' even though at the bottom left of the screen it says that it contains eg. 30 items.

These folders are sorting by default to 'by flag' even though the user does not use flags. If he chooses to change the sort manually to 'by From date' or any other field, the messages then show as normal.

The user would like to set a default sort order for all existing and any newly created folders. Is this possible?

Thanks.
 

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I used to get my "main" folder with the sub folder (sent, delete, etc) in alphabetical order. Now They have reversed, they are sorted Z-A, not A-Z. Again, the main folder, I.E. by E-mail address. How can I get this back to sort A-Z?
Thanks

There should be an "office" forum for just Office suite questions, then a Sub directory within that for different versions of Office, just a thought. Many people have questions on MS Office like Access, Excel, Word, etc.
 

Answer:Solved: Office 2010 Outlook Sort Order

silverado4 said:


I used to get my "main" folder with the sub folder (sent, delete, etc) in alphabetical order. Now They have reversed, they are sorted Z-A, not A-Z. Again, the main folder, I.E. by E-mail address. How can I get this back to sort A-Z?
Thanks

There should be an "office" forum for just Office suite questions, then a Sub directory within that for different versions of Office, just a thought. Many people have questions on MS Office like Access, Excel, Word, etc.Click to expand...

There is a forum for Office applications , it's the Business Applications forum so I'll move this there.
 

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When I Add a New Contact to a Contact Group in Windows Mail, a list of all contacts is displayed in Name order, i.e., in first name order. This is very difficult to use. How can convert the list to Last Name order? I have done this with the main Contact list displayed by Windows Contact by adjusting the items and their order in the Details list. But this does seem possible with the Add New Contact list.

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Windows 7 sorts desktop icons in an annoying way.Say I add an icon and want it alpha sorted with the existing desktop icons. Right click on the desktop and Sort by ==> Name. Windows 7 sorts the icons in reverse alpha order.To get them sorted in forward alpha order, I have to do the right-click-sort-by-name process again.How can I get Windows 7 to always sort the desktop icons in forward alpha order instead of alternating between forward and reverse order?Steve

Answer:Windows 7 sorts desktop icons sort order

"How can I get Windows 7 to always sort the desktop icons in forward alpha order instead of alternating between forward and reverse order?"No way that I know of. It's been that way in Windows since at least Windows 2000.Why is it so much of a bother to you that you would, at most, have to click on Name twice ?If the items being sorted are NOT all already in alphabetical order, clicking on Name once sorts them in ascending order alphabetically.If the items being sorted are already all in alphabetical order, clicking on Name again sorts them in descending order. Why would you click on Name when they're already in aphabetical order ?I actually wasn't aware you could sort them in descending order, or if I was I have forgotten that. I don't recall EVER clicking on Name unless I noticed there were one or more entries that was / were NOT in alphabetical order. Clicking on Name again sorts them in ascendiong order again. One more click.If you had to to sort them manually, that would be another matter, but you don't have to. In some situations you have two alphabetical lists when you sort by Name, both in ascending order, or, appareantly, both in descending order, one after the other..............The sort order for files and folders whose names contain numerals is different in Windows Vista, Windows XP, and Windows Server 2003 than it is in Windows 2000http://support.microsoft.com/kb/319827

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Hello folks,

I have changed the sort order of some of my items in the left navigation pane of the Windows Explorer (see screenshot).
However, upon rebooting only the Dropbox icon will jump back to its old place.
The registry entries are being overwritten back to what they were before I changed them and I would have to do the same process all over again.
Anyone of you knows the reason for that? And perhaps even a solution, how to keep the sort order permanently?

(changed both entries to "94")

Thanks in advance.

Kind regards

pakz

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I know this can be done manually, but was curious if there was an easier wasy as I've got tons of links?

Tks-
 

Answer:[Solved] Is there a way to auto sort FAVORITE links in alpha order?

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Why on earth..?

I stick in a blank CD, and am prompted to pick a Win8 app. I select Windows Media Player (and am thankful Windows includes something so basic native vs. having to go find some unknown app somewhere.)

Per the prompt, I drag and drop files from Explorer to the box on the right of Media Player, creating a ?Burn list?.

Happy days. All is good.

But WHY does it not sort by file name!! I have no idea what the sort is based on. I have to reorder them every time. I have my files named in the correct order thus:

01_Favorite song this week
02_the next song
03_some song I liked on the last mix burn
04_still stuck on the CD-medium blues, in my truck, by Wes Montgomery Jr.
05_the shred of etc.

To be fair, I think Nero on my XP machine was the same way.

Any insight as to why the random sort (NOT in the order above after you drag and drop the group?) Any tricks to alleviate this silly little conundrum?

Appreciated.

Answer:Burning a CD w/ Media Player miffed by random sort order

I have a recording studio and use Nero, which will set the songs in the sequence that you drag (add) them to the burn window or after dragging them to the burn window you can rearrange them as desired If you just drag all the songs from a folder to Nero they will be in alphabetical order (as set by Windows).

I've never liked the WMP for burning. ImgBurn is a very popular (free), burning program that is used by many. The Official ImgBurn Website

CDBurnerXP is another freebie that I like better than ImgBurn for audio CD's. It sort of has an old Roxio feel to it. https://cdburnerxp.se/en/home

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how do i sort the playlists that I had created in WMP by alphabetical order and not by the order that it was created?

also, though shuffle is enabled, how do I make WMP 11 start with a random music in the playlist whenever I play a certain playlist? right now it will always start with the first track in the playlist.

thanks for the help
 

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I have found that if you arrange the order of the libraries (in my case 3 each for documents, pictures, video, music) via move up/down (right-click when pulling up LOCATIONS link), it changes the way it shows in the left-hand library "tree" > view. But, it seems that you need to sort by library name to get my D library to show at the TOP.

Additionally, I'm confused by the default save location. If I do a "save as" of a pic on a webpage, when the save applet/file opens, it defaults to C:\Users\Jim and NOT the D:\Libraries\Pictures as has been set by me as default.

As well, some times, the pulldown for save file TYPE has ONLY .bmp shown. I can't save a jpg. I haven't figured out the pattern as to why this occurs, but I usually have to close all IE and Windows Explorer windows and retry to get .jpg as an option.

Answer:Library - display order, arrange/sort by, default save location

Can anyone figure out why my default save location is not honored (in this example for PICTURES). Whenever the "save" applet comes up, it's pointing to C:\users\Jim\iTunes\album?cache (can't recall last node name). It never did this before.

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I have a 500Gb NAS drive which I've nearly filled and need to clear out.
I'd like to be able to just look down the (400+?) folders and see their size, and sort the folders in size order so I can find and attack the largest first.
Windows doesn't seem to have a way of showing the folder size in list form (rather than hovering over each one in turn) or sorting them (largest to smallest).
I've just had a quick look on this site for a (free) utility which does this, and found ExplorerXP (but can't download and check for a few hours).
Is this the best (free) tool for this job, or can anyone recommend another?

(For info, I've also seen something called FolderSize, but it isn't hosted here and the page on Sourceforge suggested it slows the machine and crashes every once in a while, so I've ruled that out)

Many thanks.
 

Answer:Best (free!) tool to view folder size and sort folders in size order

i have Vista and when i open a folder i can choose the view. i choose: details view, then i choose the columns. so i choose: size to be one of my columns. then click the column header and files are sorted by size. HTH
 

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Hi there

currently my window folders sort by filename as the factory default. I know I can change this by right clicking on the white space and then choosing how I want my files to be displayed.

however I have huge folders and then have to wait for explorer to reindex the files every time I close or open a folder.

How do I change the default file sort from name to date? so that I don't have to do this every time.

I have looked that this link

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...l-folders.html

and others connected to it but they dont' seem to address my specific problem. I don't want to change icons or layout, simply the way files are organized when they are compiled.
can anyone help me out with this? Im not a noob to windows by any means, but a step by step explanation would be much appreciated.

Answer:How do I change the default sort in win 7?

Are the files located on a separate drive?

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In Vista Windows Mail is it possible to sort mail using different parameters in different folders? Some email clients allow you to do that, e.g. Saved Folder: sort by Received/Descending, Inbox: sort by Received/Ascending.... and so on.
I find that currently if you set one, it sets them all.
The reason I'm asking this "so late in the day" is that I've just switched to (a hacked) VWM in my Windows 7 and 10 OS's from Incredimail, which was driving me batty.
This is not that important but thought I would ask.

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I had Windows 7 Home Premium put on my HP Pavilion a6500f last week. I had this same problem with Vista 64-bit but not with Windows XP. I have my file "Sort by" set to Name; Ascending but when I open a file it always moves to the end position when I close it.

As an example say I have a folder named Book A. Inside that folder are files named Chapter 1, Chapter 2, Chapter 3, and Chapter 4 in that order. If I open and edit Chapter 2 when I close it the files are now in this order: Chapter 1, Chapter 3, Chapter 4, and Chapter 2. How do I make the files stay in the proper sort order? It's very irritating to have to move files back into their correct order every time.
 

Answer:Files don't stay in "Sort by" order

Just right-click empty area inside the folder and choose "Refresh".
 

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Since updating my itouch and syncing it to my computer, I have found that iTunes will no longer sort when I click on top of the columns for NAME, ARTIST, DATE, etc . Also when I try to change the view from LIST (what it is currently stuck on) to Album View nothing happens. When I connect my iPod (not touch), it sorts fine, but the Touch does not. I have tried sorting the iPod Touch on my computer at home and at work and it won't sort on either of them, but the non-touch iPod works on both. What can I do to get the iPod Touch 4G to Sort??? Additional info: I am running version 4.3.5 (8L1) on the iPod Touch and iTunes version10.1.4.10. It is so strange, it is just locked. The playlists are sorted differently, i.e. one is sorted by Artist, one is sorted by date, and the others by song Name, yet the are all locked and won't sort any other way.
 

Answer:iPod Touch won't sort or change views

why dont you just restore your ipod
 

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I have a bunch of shortcuts on my desktop which I would like to sort by category.

I could open a folder for each category, but then I would end up with a bunch of folders which will partially defeat my purpose of cleaning my desktop.

On my old Mac, I was able to sort the files by putting one or more characters at the beginning of the name and the shortcut for that file would appear at the top of the list. One character was the "space" but Windows does not appear to allow this character at the beginning of a name....it just erases it.

Does anybody know where I can get a list of allowed characters?
 

Answer:Renaming files to change the sort position

I use the underline . . _
 

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The dopey thing defaults to sort by file size so you can't find anything!

Has anyone found out how to set the default to sort by name?

Answer:Change sort on settings Apps & features

I see your right when you change it, it does restore to default by size

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I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet that tracks various pieces of data on our personnel. I have the data categorized on individual tabs. Presently, if I need to add or delete someone from the chart, I have to perform the same action on 6 or 7 tabs. I would like to create someway to add a name to a master roster that would populate all the tabs and sort them alphabetically... but the associated data on all tabs must sort to the correct person. I'd like to do it in VB... any ideas? (sorry, using a database isn't a viable option)

Answer:Sort data on multiple worksheets on change

Before we could offer any assitance, we would need to know more about your workbook. You said that you have "the data categorized on individual tabs".Then you said you want to "to add a name to a master roster that would populate all the tabs" .Copying data from the Master Roster upon entry is doable, as is sorting each individual sheet, but we would need to know exactly what you want copied and to where. I doubt it's as simple copying the entire line since that would mean that all of your sheets would look the same.So you need to tell us what gets copied to each sheet and where it gets copied too. You also need to tell us how you want the macro triggered. Do you want click a button after the data is entered, do you want it to happen automatically as soon as a certain column or row is changed, etc.?Posting Tip: Before posting Data or VBA Code, read this How-To.

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Question: Change Boot Order

Just added a new Samsung M.2 SSD that the OS sees in the device manager. I've got a copy of the recovery image made and saved on a USB 3.0 drive.If I boot from the USB drive and run the recovery, how do I get make it so the SSD is the default boot device. When it goes into the recovery options from the USB flash drive, it doesn't specify which drive to use.  The BIOS/ UEFI  options aren't much help either. I'm just finding the HDD just way too slow.Thanks,Sheila













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Answer:Change Boot Order

I found the solution!  Go to the BIOS and under the System Configuration menu, I had to enable "Legacy" boot. When I restarted the laptop, it booted to the new Samsung  M.2 SSD by default as I'd used the Samsung migration tool to clone the main hard drive onto the SSD already. Now boots lightning fast! 

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I have a Lenovo ideapad 300-I7ISK Laptop Windows 10 x64Bit. I need to know how to boot from my CDDVD Drive and my USB Flash Drive as well as how to go back and boot from my Hard Drive. Please help me!. I am new here and i cannot find any help. This is the first time i have ever posted a question on a forum. I am bbg3712. Please reply to me concerning these questions!

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Hello all i really need some help

I was having issues with my laptop and somehow ended up changing my boot device to the CD drive in BIOS . Now my computer will only boot to what is on the CD which is the program windows boot genius . if i don't have the CD in it'll repeatedly turn on and shut down unless i put the CD back in . I know i have to get back to the BIOS to change my boot device back to my HD ? but im unable to do so . F2 is my bios key but that takes me to windows boot manager where i can only select windows and it loads up to the program all over again .
I can access task manager etc and the run window and see my files are still there though . I did a boot file test and none of the files are missing and it recognizes that my PC was on windows 8.1 , im really stuck though .

Answer:Can't Change Boot Order

Instead of f2 try escape for the one time boot change and see if the option to get into bios is there.

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Hi, folks! I'm pretty familiar with MSCONFIG, but it doesn't indicate what ORDER the services/applets load in the background during startup.
I would like to consider changing the order. Such as loading my firewall and anti-virus before anything else.

Is there a safe applet or program out there which will enable me to edit the startup order?

Thanks for your suggestions and assistance!

Sandy Gerli

Answer:startup order, how to change it?

I don't think you can change the start up. If Windows was more like Unix/Linux then yes you could via /etc/rc.d, but Windows doesn't have that capability.

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Using my OEM cd for xp home, I cannot boot up with the cd.

I have gone into boot up list, h/lited cd rom (which is 3rd in my case) c/o enter, pressed f8 to save but it boots up as normal desktop on restart.

Any advice please
 

Answer:cant change boot order

Are you sure it's F8 Gudda it's usually F10.
 

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Question: change boot order?

is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?
 

Answer:change boot order?

Disconnect from Internet before trying:

Uninstall both AV and printer.
Install printer.
Install AV.

If that does not work, there is a way to detect load order with a utiliity by that name from http://www.sysinternals.com. You can see the actual load order only with that kind of utility. Installing the anti-keylogger software SnoopFree indicates that its service is the first item to load before any other system service. So, there is a way to have it your way that the author of Snoopfree knows about - but, I have since forgotten, but that's the best example of the situation you want that I know of.

A bit of research should uncover the technique used.

-- Tom
 

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I want to change the boot order so that if I have  USB plugged in it will boot off that. I can get it to boot off the USB by interupting the boot and selecting the USB, but I want it to do that automatically. I can get in to the BIOS setup and find the Boot section but it only seems to give me options of UEFI or Legacy, no option for USB. I'm used to computers that have sensible options of Hard Drive, Optical Drive, Floppy Drive and USB.

Answer:How do I change the boot order

hi Nina_W,
 
Depending on the model and the BIOS version, newer Lenovo systems are preloaded with the Unified Extensible Firmware Interface (UEFI) and has a feature called Secure Boot (which is enabled by default) to protect the OS from loading any third party boot loaders / drivers (or even viruses) from loading during the boot process (this includes booting from the USB).
 
To automatically boot from a bootable UEFI USB flashdrive, the BIOS must have the following settings set:
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = UEFI
USB Boot = Enabled
Boot Sequence = USB Key
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Other OS
 
If the USB Boot / Boot Sequence is missing in the BIOS, you will not be able to automatically boot from a bootable USB flashdrive. Instead, you will need to press F12 during boot-up and choose the USB key or follow this guide to boot from the device within Windows.
 
 
Regards

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does anyone know if the order that programs appear in on the start/programs menu list on the desktop in windows 98 can be changed & if they can how to go about it? cheers march

Answer:change the order of programs?

Yes, you can list them alphabetically by right clinging one of them and choosing "Sort by name". Or you can drag them around, if you wish.

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

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So I'm having a dual boot system (Windows and Ubuntu) and since I disassembled my laptop some hours ago the laptop boots directly into Windows (ignoring the GRUB OS selection screen).

I'm having a Lenovo Laptop with Windows 10 (Insider Preview) and a Samsung EVO 840 SSD on which my both OSs are installed.

When booting into BIOS I can't change the order of booting (Windows is stuck at the 1st position).

Any idea on how to solve this?

Answer:Can't change BIOS order

You need to update the boot file location.

I use rEFInd not grub so (from Windows Administrator command prompt) I run this whenever Windows resets it which it does on occasion.
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\refind\refind_x64.efi

You probably want to do something like this (again from windows command prompt).
Code:
bcdedit /set {bootmgr} path \EFI\ubuntu\grubx64.efi

If you can't remember or don't know where you installed grub (or what the name is) then mount the ESP and have a look - your loader will be in the EFI directory somewhere.

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Question: Change boot order

I need to change the boot order in order to fix a problem with start up. How do I do that?

Answer:Change boot order

You mean changed the boot order of your Physical Drives? If so, you want to hit F2 or F8, sometimes DEL (depending which type of machine you have) and you should enter BIOS when youre computer is booting. Let me know if that helps.

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When I rebuilt my dead Compaq PC, I must've hooked the IDE cables to the two CD drives backwards, because the one on top (usually the first letter, like D: ) is E:, and the bottom is D:. Can you reverse the letters of the drives without rewiring them?

Answer:Change drive order in XP...is it possible?

Right Click on my Computer>Manage>Disk Management.

Right click on teh drive change it to a letter further down then right click on the drive that you want to have that letter. Then go back to the original drive and give it the 2nd drives letter.

Or give them any letter you want. The only one you cant change this way is the drive with the Windows isntall on it.

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Is there a way I can do this? I want certain accounts to appear at the top of the list. I do not use the Local Folders - so I want that to move to the bottom.TIA.

Answer:How to change the order in which folders appear?

We need more info.  "Local Folders" in what application?  What version of Windows?

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Question: Change boot order

I need to change the boot order so that the BIOS polls the CD/DVD drive for a bootable disk and starting from there.So the boot drive order should be:CD/DVDHDD I've gone into BIOS and found the Boot Drive Order section. The first item listed there is Windows Boot Manager with choices for USB drive, network, and uefi drives listed after. Any help would be greatly appreciated. 

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Hi  Is there a way to change the order in which services or other things start when the laptop is initially switched on? While I'm waiting for the laptop to finish booting up it seems the last thing to work is the trackpad, which is really frustrating.  I have to wait for it to settle down before I can use the trackpad properly. I've looked under 'startup' and there's nothing there that I don't need, I only have the items I want ticked.  An example would be perhaps to make the touchpad service start before bluetooth/apple services/print spooler/etc. which I don't need straight away. I have a G580 2689 running windows 8. Thanks.

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Wireless NetWork needs to load before all access attempts not after.

OS Name Microsoft Windows XP Professional
Version 5.1.2600 Service Pack 2 Build 2600
OS Manufacturer Microsoft Corporation
System Name MICK
System Manufacturer VIA Technologies, Inc.
System Model KT400-8235
System Type X86-based PC
Processor x86 Family 6 Model 8 Stepping 1 AuthenticAMD ~1666 Mhz
BIOS Version/Date Phoenix Technologies, LTD 6.00 PG, 1/10/2003
SMBIOS Version 2.3
Windows Directory C:\WINDOWS
System Directory C:\WINDOWS\system32
Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1
Locale United States
Hardware Abstraction Layer Version = "5.1.2600.2180 (xpsp_sp2_rtm.040803-2158)"
User Name MICK\Administrator
Time Zone Central Daylight Time
Total Physical Memory 512.00 MB
Available Physical Memory 438.08 MB
Total Virtual Memory 2.00 GB
Available Virtual Memory 1.94 GB
Page File Space 2.40 GB
Page File C:\pagefile.sys
 

Answer:How do I change load order?

I think that using Windows' Wireless Zero Configuration (WZC) is the quickest wireless start you can get.
 

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Hi,

Is there a way to change the order of programs that auto start when system loads!

For example, I want to have MalwareBytes and Antivirus starts first before internet connection...or some others programs

MalwareBytes first because I have PRO version...

Hope you understand what I want to do, I searched it over internet, but it is confused

Thx in adv

Max

Answer:Change startup order

Good question - I'd like to know how as well I know how to use MSCONFIG to edit startup items, but not how to reorder.

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I am sure I am going to get a few "why don't you use the Search" or "try Google" suggestions, but the problem is I am not 100% sure on what to Google for this.


I have a Server 2008 R2 Box doing my DNS, and DCHP duties among a few other things. Before I started using the DHCP on the windows box, i was using PFSense for DHCP and only DHCP at the end of its life (kind of overkill for DHCP).

So my question is, can i change the order that my Windows DHCP server hands out IP address?

For example, right now it hands out lower numbers first like 1,2,3,4,5,6,7,8,9,10 but i would rather it went 10,9,8,7,6,5,4,3,2,1 as my old PFSense box use to do.
 

Answer:Change order of DHCP

Why?
 

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im using windows 2000 pro on a dell latitude cp laptop i think i tried everything when i restart it and hit f1 or f2 it just starts loading window it just bypasses by everyuthing and starts windows any help is appreciated
 

Answer:cant get into my bios to change order

Hi try Dell Latitude Fn+F1 (while booted)
http://www.michaelstevenstech.com/bios_manufacturer.htm
 

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Question: change boot order?

is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?
 

Answer:change boot order?

jayno20 said:



is there a way to change the order in which applications i have set to boot load at start up? i want my antivirus to load first before anything else, and it did until i installed a printer.... is it possible to change this?Click to expand...

What difference does it make which way they load as long as they do,.?

Regards
 

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How to change the boot order of OS's?

My boot order shows win2k on the top position but would like my winxp to be the top position so that way it will automatically boot into XP after the time runs out. Any idea how to change the boot order?
 

Answer:How to change the boot order of OS's?

In Windows XP:
Right Click on "My Computer"
Go To the "Advanced" tab
Under "Startup and Recovery", click "Settings"
From the drop down menu, choose Windows Xp
You can also set the time to display the Operating System screen.

Hope that helps.
 

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hi !, i am running a system with intel core 2 duo processor and gigabyte motherboard. In my BIOS the first boot device is HDD, now i want to change that to CD/DVD, but i cant change them...

after entering Advanced BIOS settings -> Hard disk boot Priority [Press Enter]

but when i press enter it is showing the order, but those are disabled, i tried +, -, pu, pd but they didn't work. Does any one know the solution...?
 

Answer:How can I change my boot order

You're looking at the wrong item. Go down one line until you see "First Boot Device." Change that to the appropriate CDROM device. You can also set the second and third boot device if you wish. What you are doing now is choosing which hard drive (and hard drives only) will boot ahead of the other hard drives. So if your hard drive is selected as the second boot device, this will tell the system which hard drive to look at first. That is, if you had more than one. If you only have one hard drive, that would be unnecessary.

You may also press F12 to temporarily change the boot order for that one time only without entering the BIOS.
 

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Question: Change file order

How do I make file numbers change order, as in slide show ?

Answer:Change file order

I am sure you know what you are asking but I don't so perphaps a few more words describing what you see in a slide show and how that relates to how you want to see your files sorted would be in order.

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EUFI bios, PC always boots into W7 when I want W10 unless I go into bios and click the drive with W10 on it, then it works. I have tried changing it but when I try to change it in advanced it says not supported but it must be as if I click it then W10 boots up.

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help,I am trying to update my bios.need to boot from floppy disc.can get into setup but when I go into bios setup all settings are greyed out,so I cant use arrow keys etc to change. any ideas really need help on this. thanks guys/gals dave

Answer:how to change boot order on xp

Has bios been password protected? If so you could clear it by switching all power off & remove battery for a few seconds. (some say overnight?) Ive never had to do it tho.

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I accidentally deleted some partitions in my U410 and now I need to completely reinstall the windows. However every time that I change the boot order at the BIOS, (putting USB as first and the 'windows boot manager' as last') and click on 'Exit Saving Changes' it simply do not save my changes! If I go again to the bios the windows boot manager goes back to the top and I can't boot from the USB. Is there a simple solution for this?  

Answer:Can't change boot order

Hi bragalucas,
 
Welcome to Lenovo Community Forums!
 
Can you try switching the BIOS to these options,
 
1. Boot into the BIOS and set the following settings:
 
Exit Tab:
OS Optimized Defaults = Win7 OS or other OS
 
When finished, hit Load default settings (just right above it) then set these additional settings:
 
Security Tab:
Secure Boot = Disabled
 
Boot Tab:
Boot Mode = Legacy
Boot Priority = Legacy First
 
2. When finished, hit Fn+F10 to save and exit.
3. Restart the computer and start tapping F12 to pull up the boot menu, There you can select the USB.
 
This should let you select Legacy Devices such as USB, 
 
Regards
Solid Cruver



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fitted a new hard drive due to virus and want to reinstall windows but went into bios to change boot order but it wont let me it has enter in red alongside all i can do is press it it wont let me go anywhere else ,help please
 

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So i took a peak in my bios screen today and i see the dvd drive is listed as the first boot option. I wanted to change it to the hdd, but it wont let me. This is the first time i have encountered this. I can select the menu, and i can move the arrow up and down to select the "new" first boot, but when i hit enter and i am returned to the main screen the order still says dvd drive.?...what gives, any ideas?
thanks
 

Answer:Cant change boot order/xp pro

I'm running two DVD drives and three harddrives.
All the drives are SATA and I'm not using RAID.
I set the "CDROM" as third boot device in "Boot Device Priority" and disable the 4th.
Set which HD to boot off in "Hard Disk Drives".

Not sure why yours won't save HD as first boot device.
 

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I have a sager laptop that I bought and can't change the boot order. I get into the bios and windows boot manager is option 1 but when I click on it I seem to only get an option to disable or change order with UEFI IP4 or 6 which are options 2 and 3. I'm trying to boot from an extenal dvd drive. What am I doing wrong? Thanks in advance!

Answer:Can't change boot order

Are you trying to do a one time change-meaning you do not want to permanently change the boot order, just for that one action(like booting to install an OS or use a live disk)? most PCs et you do it when you press the power button start spamming(repeatedly pressing) the Escape key, then the boot order menu will pop up, then choose the disk you want.

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Hello everyone hopefully someone can help me out with my issue .

I was having issues with my laptop and somehow ended up setting my boot device to the CD drive in BIOS . Now my computer will only boot to what is on the CD which is the program windows boot genius . if i don't have the CD in it'll repeatedly turn on and shut down unless i put the CD back in . I know i have to get back to the BIOS to change my boot device back to my HD ? but im unable to do so . F2 is my bios key but that takes me to windows boot manager where i can only select windows and it loads up to the program all over again .
I can access task manager etc and the run window and see my files are still there though . I did a boot file test through the program and none of the files are missing and it recognizes that my PC was on windows 8.1 .
 

Answer:Can't Change Boot Order

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Question: Change disk order

Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

I want to put disk 1 to disk 0 and disk 0 to 1.

I try to change that at bios but after save windows don't boot. So, i put all was before.

Someone can help me?

Regards.

Answer:Change disk order

  
Quote: Originally Posted by csoyen


Hello,

I have a question.

I want to change my disk order. Actually i have this:

http://img99.imageshack.us/img99/8701/89585758.jpg

I want to put disk 1 to disk 0 and disk 0 to 1.

I try to change that at bios but after save windows don't boot. So, i put all was before.

Someone can help me?

Regards.


Hi and welcome to seven forums

It may be more trouble than it is worth. Are these drives built into a tower?
Why do you want to change the order?

Thanks

Ken J

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In other verisons of windows the tiles on the taskbar would be in order from time. If i opened Google Chrome, and then Adobe, and then another Google Chrome instance it would look that way. Now however it "groups" the two Google Chrome ones near other, and the Adobe one on the left. Anyway to change that?

Answer:Change order of taskbar windows?

Right click the Taskbar, then click Properties. Then select 'Never Combine' next to 'Taskbar Buttons'.

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When my Notebook first starts up, a note in the bar at the bottom of the opening 'Acer' screen graphic shows;

<F12> Change Boot Order in Vista

I don't have the confidence yet, just to hit the <F12> to discover where this leads to, and what it is all about. I fear that I may do something that will de-stabilise my perfectly operating system, or worse, get into a predicament that I have no knowledge off, nor the technical ability to escape from it.

I have searched through the Forum threads, but have been unable to find anything that discusses the <F12> boot order.

I would like to know the following:

1. In what situations is the <F12> boot key used, or when should it be used?

2. What system boot order does it change, and can this be beneficial to the performance of the Notebook? [my system in specs below....saves a lot of re-typing!].

3. Are the instructions clear and understandable to a 'non-geek'?

4. Is it easy to exit or escape from <F12> window, and can that be done without making any field or boot order changes?

5. Is there an ability to revert to, or restore to, former boot system settings, if incorrect or invalid changes are made, which later de-stabilise the system start-up?

Cheers, sassofalco

Answer:What does <F12> Change Boot Order in Vista do?

Hi sassofalco,

The boot order isn't a Vista thing, it's a bios thing.

One typically changes the boot order when you re-load the operating system. Right now your first boot device is your hard drive, but if you wanted to re-load Vista from a DVD you'd have to make the first boot device the DVD drive. Unless you changed the boot order you would continue to boot off your hard drive and never be able to boot from the DVD; essential if you're re-loading.

Escaping is easy; just save your changes, or not, and exit the bios.

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How do I change the order of programs that open during start-up?
 

Answer:Change start-up order in Windows XP

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I have read many of the posts here on this subject. I have Googled and read many inputs on how to solve this problem. None of these have worked for me.
Here are some of my system specs:





Dell Inspiron 17R 5721
OS Name Microsoft Windows 8 Version 6.2.9200 Build 9200

Processor Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-3517U CPU @ 1.90GHz, 2401 Mhz, 2 Core(s), 4 Logical
BIOS Version/Date Dell Inc. A03, 10/24/2012
SMBIOS Version 2.7
Embedded Controller Version 1.01
BIOS Mode UEFI

Secure Boot State On

Boot Device \Device\HarddiskVolume1

Installed Physical Memory (RAM) 8.00 G



As so many others have written, I can't change the boot-up order which means at this time, I can only boot from the hard disk.
I am hopeful that it is my ignorance that prevents me from accessing and changing the order, and that some good hearted soul will set my down the right path.

Thanks
James

Answer:How to change the BIOS boot order?

Are you having trouble getting to UEFI/BIOS? Try turning fast startup off: Fast Startup - Turn On or Off in Windows 8. If you have tried this approach, then please tell us what else you have tried.

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How to change context menu order - Help!
I was hoping to find a way to change the order of the items in the context menu under windows xp sp2.

As an example, when i right click on MY COMPUTER, the order of the items should be:

1. Open
2. Explore
3. Search
4. manage

For some reason, Explore is at the top, followed by open, search, and manage, and it's driving me nuts.

I have searched thru the registry to find the entries, but when I get there I can't find any way to change the order of the menu. I have followed the path:

HKEY_CLASSES_ROOT\*\shellex\ContextMenuHandlers

but once there, I have no options to change.

Am i even close? Is there another registry key I am missing? Any ideas would be helpful!
 

Answer:Change Context Menu Order

Go to Folder Options => File Types
Scroll down to 'Folder' and click the Advanced button
You will see 2 operations listed. The one in bold is the default.
Click 'open' and click the 'Set Default' button. Be aware that this will change the default action for all folders. But I suppose you can change it back if you want.
 

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