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Can't SORT Files + Folders

Question: Can't SORT Files + Folders

My files and folders are all out of order when I try to access them from MS Word 2007 (using File, Open), and there is no way to sort them! BUT, when I access the SAME tree of files and folders from Windows Explorer, everything is sorted A - Z perfectly. It's just that when I access these same files/folders from MS Word (using File, Open) the files/folders are all randomly listed, in a jumbled up order, and I have looked everywhere for a Sort button, but can't find one. (I can sort from Windows Explorer, but that doesn't change the order of the files and folders accessed through Word, with the File, Open commands.

This is a new problem, they used to be perfectly sorted --- and I haven't downloaded anything or done any Windows updates recently. I'm running Vista Home Premium (64 bit) and Office 2007.

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Answer: Can't SORT Files + Folders

Just for chuckles take a look in the Tutorials section and see if there's anything about the Standard File Open Dialog settings. If not there, try tweak sites like Major Geeks and Annoyances.

edit: btw I don't have or use MS Word so I don't know if it uses some other dialog. But one of those tweak sites should have a fix.

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If I lookup a name of a file or folder, I would like the window to sort them the folders and files equally. Is this possible?

Michael
 

Answer:Sort folders and files together

Do you mean to have the files and folders mixed but in order?
If so, NO it can not be done. Windows has alway separated the files from the folders.
 

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Win 10 won't let me move photo files in a folder. Help please

Answer:Sort Files in folders

RobnFran said:

Win 10 won't let me move photo files in a folder. Help please



That doesn't say much.

It depends upon how you want to move them. If working in a single Folder you can change the view to Details then click the heading of each column to change the lineup. If wanting to change the lineup by name you probably will have to rename some of the files to fit the scheme you desire.

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Hi,

i sort files by opening the folder then right click sort by name(descending)

is there a way when i select several folders
to sort the files in each folder by name(descending) in one click?

Answer:Sort files in selected folders

Welcome to the forum.

Windows Explorer sorting only effects how the files are displayed and does not change the contents of the folder in any way. How files are stored in a folder is fixed by the NTFS file system and cannot be changed.

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Is it possible to sort your folders alphabetically while at the same time sorting your files on date?
I want to do this(see picture)

Answer:Sort folders and files differently

I never heard of split criteria. You could investigate the 3rd party file managers like Directory Opus, FreeCommander, Total Commander, Q-Dir etc..

If not mixed in one view a multi-tabbed file manager has the advantage you can set different sort and details for the same root folder and have the views come up together. Some file managers you can save tabs as a set or layout.

Edit: Also you could turn on the Treeview to see the folders on the left. There are Explorer enhancers like QTTabBar that add multiple pane capability to Explorer.

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When I sort my folders using "date modified," instead of ordering everything, I instead get all of the subfolders sorted, and then below that everything else, so it looks like this:

FOLDER A: 10th Jan
FOLDER B: 7th Jan
FOLDER C: 5th Jan
Randomfile.png: 12th Jan
Randomfile.mp3: 11th Jan
Randomfile.exe: 8th Jan
Randomfile.zip: 6th Jan

However, I'd like the files and folders to be mixed together and organised chronologically, like so:

Randomfile.png: 12th Jan
Randomfile.mp3: 11th Jan
FOLDER A: 10th Jan
Randomfile.exe: 8th Jan
FOLDER B: 7th Jan
Randomfile.zip: 6th Jan
FOLDER C: 5th Jan

Is there any way to do this?

Answer:How to get folders to sort both subfolders and files?

I don't think so with Windows Explorer. Maybe an alternative can do it?

Replace Windows Explorer with a free, feature-rich file manager

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Hello!

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

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

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

// Regards Per W Sweden
 

Answer:Sort files in new folders by date

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

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

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Currently I can only get all folders sorted and then all files sorted. I'd like to get them to sort together. Specifically this is for my Movies drive, which has thousands of films... most are in folders, but some are just files.

I searched here and elsewhere, but did not find any answers specifically for Win10. I also tried Xplorer2 and tried to sort by 8.3 Name, but that still did not work. My ideal solution would not include 3rd party software.

I'm open to modifying system files if need be, I just do not have the technical skills to do it without a tutorial.

All assistance is appreciated. Thank you!

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I have a problem that I just can´t seem fix myself.
 
This is the case. 
I get a lot of reports auto sent from  my clients. They arrive as attached documents in gmail.
 
I usually download them and sort them by hand into client specific folders in google drive with the rapports date as folder name. This takes forever!!
  
The last days I have tried to automatically download them by filtering the emails in gmail and using Zapier to download into the correct client folders. So far so good.
 
But since there is maybe 20-50 files every day per client I need to find a way to automatically save in sub maps triggered by date.
 
 I can make Zapier create a folder BUT since the trigger for creating that new folder is the same trigger that downloads the attachments I can´t figure out how to direct it.
 
Now is there any smarter way to do this? Can google drive auto sort into date labelled sub folders? Any other suggestion?
 
Thanx!
 

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In my downloads folder if I sort by date, it shows the most recent folders AND files all in the same order, whereas any other folder it separates the folders and files into separate lists. I moved my download folder to a different drive and it went back to the separating practice. I want to know how I can re-enable that behaviour? it's much more useful for certain types of folders.

Edit: I may have been wrong about how it was sorting things.. but I'd still be thrilled to be able to make it put them together as I described.
 

Answer:sort folders w/ subfolders and files intermingling

cutcopypaste (no, I am not following you)
You might have been looking at the search folder, it sorts everything together, not folders first like Windows Explorer.
I don't know any easy way to use it instead of Explorer, though...
 

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Hi,

Is there an easy way to sort files/folders using multiple criteria--say by size, date and folder for instance? A free utility perhaps?

and/or

An easy way to capture the data in Wins' file explorer (view=detail) that I can bring into EXCEL?

Thanks,
Rusty

Answer:sort files/folders using multiple criteria

A directory lister program from krksoft seems fairly easy to use. Trial and error to get the output CSV file you want or need from the many options available. Otherwise, Windows has its own command prompt, 'dir', and plenty of options as well.

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In Win 7 explorer, I note that whatever settings I use for file/folder sorting - it all appears to get over-ridden by an initial sort into a) folders and b) files. Even if a file and a folder have the same name (bar the extension) I cannot get the files and folders to intermingle as I expect.

What I get is a list of folders separately from the list of files. This is the same whether I choose List, Details, Content, etc views. I have attached a pic of a test folder I just put together to illustrate what I mean. The files and folders stubbornly insist on staying within their own groups - even though the "Group By" is set to "none".

Can this behaviour be over-ridden by some means?
Richard

Answer:Removing the de facto sort into files and folders

Try right clicking in an empty space in the folder and change around these Sort by options, see if that gets what you want.
Welcome to Seven forums.

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Why is there a huge delay on the sorting of files/folders in windows explorer?

If I enter a folder that has many subfolders and extra files, it seems to load everything at once in alphabetical order, then there's a delay while it sorts the folders and the individual files separately, also in alphabetical order. This delay can be something like 5 seconds with just a few hundred items, and it just grows from there.

What's the deal? Am I the only one experiencing this? How do I change this behavior to be more like XP... snappy and instant.

Answer:Explorer Slow to sort folders/files.

  
Quote: Originally Posted by MasterEvilAce


Why is there a huge delay on the sorting of files/folders in windows explorer?

If I enter a folder that has many subfolders and extra files, it seems to load everything at once in alphabetical order, then there's a delay while it sorts the folders and the individual files separately, also in alphabetical order. This delay can be something like 5 seconds with just a few hundred items, and it just grows from there.

What's the deal? Am I the only one experiencing this? How do I change this behavior to be more like XP... snappy and instant.


Hi MasterEvilAce.

Explorer is just like XP for me, snappy AND instant.
Is it just Explorer that lags like this for you? Is the OS otherwise snappy?

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folders sort after filesWhen in "details" view I click on "name", "Date Modified" to sort the files, folders get sorted below the files.See the attached video.How do I prevent that ?I want folders to remain at the top at all times.

Answer:Win XP Folders sort files problem (Screencast video below)

If you click on "date modified" or "date created", Windows takes no account of whether it's a file or a folder - it sorts all of them according to the date/time criteria only.You can't have it both ways.If you want all folders together, above the files, date/time criteria must be ignored, so you simply click on the "Name" column.You can't have it in name order and in date order at the same time - impossible.

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What are the sort of empty folders and files one needs to be careful not to delete? And what are the best programs for empty folder and file deletion?

I am undertaking that systematic deletion for the first time. I ran Glary Utilities and found over 300 folders and removed them. Then I ran a freeware program named Remove Empty Directories and it found over 3000 more empty fiolders and files. (I suspect specialized programs typically do a better job at a task than multi-faceted programs.)
 

Answer:What are the sort of empty folders and files one needs to be careful not to delete?

Re: What are the sort of empty folders and files one needs to be careful not to delet

Hey there conceptualclarity:

I've got a question on this subject. Been leery of removing empty folders, because I just haven't ever gotten it straight if programs automatically create a folder if the one the program is supposed to use is deleted. So do programs or does Windows create folder if one is supposed to be present but has been deleted? Any knowledge out there on this subject?

One other question. Are all logs .log files? If not, why not?
 

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I much prefer the "list view" in my folders but I don't see way to add "columns" to list view. The only folder view showing these sort tabs is "details" view. Can anything be done about this?
Thanks

Answer:Folders - no columns to sort files in list view

For list view, you just have to right click on the background and select sort by...

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

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Hello there & Happy New Year.

I have encountered this particular inconvenience on the 2nd day of 2012 while i was transfering photos and files into my PC with Win7.

In my Win7 PC, all files/folders created or modified within Dec'2011 and earlier are now all grouped under as "A Long Time Ago". This happens when I changed the folder to be "Group by Date" or "Group by Date Modified" with a combo of "Sort by type". I tried sorting in different ways of view to see if I can get it back to what it should be. Then i realised even folder newly created on 25 Dec 2011 is also grouped as "A Long Time Ago" too. I am not sure if this is an intended feature.

The only helpful part is that i will still see the newer files in chronological order if I sort by date modified on top of group by date modified.

I have been using this setting for folder view even for Win XP. As for Win XP, i will get "Yesterday", "Last Week", "Last Month", "Last Year", "Two Years Ago" and ultimately the whole chunk of much older files under "A Long Time Ago". Such perfect chronological order.

I tried to google for a while and not much of returns to this issue I am having. Perhaps majority of people does not group their files/folders in such way. But for me, I like the way how it was displayed that I know i have edited/created/moved whichever files/folders last year, the previous month or ... Read more

Answer:Win 7 sort by date issue - 2011 files/folders now "A Long Time Ago"

Same for me! Must be a Windows 7 thing, and hopefully someone at Microsoft is onto a fix.

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Hello!
I have been trying to get this done for Windows 10 and wow is driving me crazy. It seems that the tweaks I find work for some folders but not for folders there I have photos which is exactly where I want to be able to do this.
I always have to go through the options and add the Date Modified first. Gets very annoying so maybe some expert out there can tell me how to do this?

Thanks!
 

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Windows 10 anniversary version.

When I sort "by date" within a folder that contains many subfolders, the sub folders are all at the top and I need to scroll down quite a bit before I come to the most recent file - which is what I really want to find. That's a nuisance.

Is there a way to sort by file date so that the most recent files are at the top instead of the subfolders?

Thanks.

Answer:Sort within folders

Hi click the column header again and you'll see files from most recent downwards.

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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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Usually when I do this it will sort folders and shortcuts separately. Is there anyway to list them all alphabetically?

Answer:Is there anyway to sort folders and shortcuts by name?

1. There is a partial solution within Windows explorer itself:


right-click into the folder, group by Nameif you like, you can then select a sort by Name

This will give you intermixed folders and files, but will insert some separators that group by letters.

2. There is a trick - type * in the search field

This is not exactly equivalent to the normal explorer view.

3. Use a 3rd party file manager such as xplorer?

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Hi

I?d like to be able to always sort my Windows 7 folders by same parameters, that is by type, size and date modified
Unfortunately Windows7 seems to forgets the correct settings.


I want all my folders to be able to be sorted by these, regardless of the type files in the folder.

How can i do this?

Answer:How can i sort my folders always by type?

Hello Funkyou,

This may be able to help you set it that way and apply the view to all folders for all folder templates in Windows 7.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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Hi Forum! I've been on Windows 7 for a week. One difference I've noticed between 7 and Vista is I can't see any way to sort files in a folder (say, video, jpegs, or documents) by size. They are all automatically sorted by name. Is there a way to do this I just haven't found yet?

Thanks,

Justin

Answer:sort by size within folders

  
Quote: Originally Posted by karkalec


Hi Forum! I've been on Windows 7 for a week. One difference I've noticed between 7 and Vista is I can't see any way to sort files in a folder (say, video, jpegs, or documents) by size. They are all automatically sorted by name. Is there a way to do this I just haven't found yet?

Thanks,

Justin


If you click the size tab it sorts by size, but then you probably know that.

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I have many folders/subfolders in my PFC. Is there a way to sort or arrange these folders in the order I want them in. I've tried dragging them but many times they simply pop back to where they were.
Please reply here and to [email protected]

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This seemed like a customization thing... I tried searching but in the first three pages of results I didn't find anything that related to what I was looking for. That's all my disclaimers.

So I want to be able to sort a list of folders by their size, preferably with freeware of course. Is this possible? Is it crazy? I realize that I can hover a mouse and view the size of individual folders but I'm culling a music directory with over 15,000 artist folders in it and I want to see which ones have massive discographies and which ones contain just a few songs. Repetitive and menial tasks like hovering 15000 times is the reason we made automated computers Is there any way in Win 8 to do this or do I have to wait for the software to catch up?

Answer:How to sort folders by size?

Hello Bable, and welcome to Eight Forums.

File Explorer in Windows 8 has this option built-in to it. OPTION ONE in the the tutorial below can help show youmore on how to.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I am not always good at describing things so please bear with me and try to understand what I'm trying to ask, because I will probably make it sound different than what I mean.

I know when just opening Windows Explorer how to sort & group files and folders, that part is easy. My question however is, when uploading files to the 'net, how do I get the explorer window that opens to sort like the default Explorer window? For instance my pictures folder, I have set it to sort and group by date added, newest first. But when I go to upload pics to photobucket, I click the upload button, the explorere window opens, and the files are listed randomly. There is no sorting or grouping. In 2000, XP and 7 all three, however I sorted the main folder is how the upload folder displayed. I upload pics daily to photobucket, and every time I click upload the window opens, and I have to hunt through the whole folder to find the two or three newest pics that I haen't uploaded yet. The attached pics are "Regular_Snip" how I have main pic folder sorted and grouped, "Upload_Snip" is how the upload window looks, hopefully I made enough sense you can understand what I'm asking

Answer:Sort&Group folders for upload

Change view to Details then click on the Date column heading to change the sort order.

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Hi guys,

I would like to sort the files in a particular folder by, say, date modified, but NOT have this setting applied to other folders in my computer. For example, I would want the files in the other folders to be sorted by name. However, I can't seem to be able to do this in Windows 8 - changing the sort settings for a particular folder applies it to every other folder.

Is there a way to customize the sort settings for individual folders without having it applied across the board? I recall being able to do it in Windows Vista/7, but can't seem to find the option in Windows 8.

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

Answer:How do I set sort settings for individual folders?

Hello Desaque, and welcome to Eight Forums.

The tutorial below can help show you how to set your folder views per folder. However, it sounds like you are in a library instead of the actual folder location. In a library, all included folders share the same folder view. Only in the folder's actual location will you be able to have separate folder views. For example, "Music" library versus "C:\Users\(user-name)\My Music" folder.

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

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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I have named some sub folders using this:month names using 3 lettersJanFebMarAprMayJunJulAugSepOctNovDecI want Windows Explorer  (file manager) to sow then in order.I found some articles about this kind of thing, but not exactly  what I wanted.https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/17943-how-do-you-arrange-files-month.htmlIs there a way to do this? Any answer is welcome.   

Answer:How can Explorer sort folders by month?

If you created them in order you can sort by date. Then the earlier month folders appear first.Otherwise you could prefix them with numbers, then sort alphabetically.Other than that you cannot have it "detect" on it's own that the names of folders are the short names of English Months and sort on that basis anymore than you can have it detect when folders are the names of periodic elements and sort them by atomic weight.The solutions you found apply to Libraries, not folders- but, you could use that.You can create a library, add the parent folder containing those month names, set it to Pictures, then opening that library and right-clicking and arranging by Month, as shown in the link with the normal pictures library. That will arrange based on the actual date of the last modification for each file and arrange then into sets. for each month and year.

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Hello..i know how to sort individual tracks by album/artist or whatever but I'm trying to sort folders of albums in a main folder and for the heck of it can't figure out how to get it to do so.

Just to clarify this is my setup that I'm talking about:

D:\Music\Dance\Artist - Album Name

now in that Dance folder is about 75 albums/folders. All i can do is sort them by name. But I want to sort them by Album Name. I have the Album name column showing but its blank. I even added the folder to indexing but still nothing shows up.

Is there a way to do this?

Answer:How to sort folders of music by Album Name

To sort by Album name, you need Sort By > Album in the right click context menu. But it is not there.

Add it there.
Step 1: Right Click > Sort by > More .... In the Choose Details dialog, check the album box, click OK. Now Sort By > Album is rightly there.
Now, to add the Album column, you need to edit the music tags. I use MP3Tag in order to do this.

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

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

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

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

Hope this helps Dan

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I have a folder which has 493 sub folders. When I choose sort by name it does not do so alphabetically the way I expect ie. first by number and then by letter. The first 458 folders are sorted alphabetically as expected. Then there is another group of 35 folders at the end that are sorted alphabetically on their own for no apparent reason. For example in the second group is a folder called 1-Downloaded files 1. This should appear at the very top of the all 493 folders but instead appears at the top of the list in the second group. I want them all to be sorted alphabetically as one set not as two sets or groups. Your advice would be appreciated.

Kind Regards

Chris

Answer:Sort Folders By Name Does Not Do So Alphabetically As Expected

Maybe you'll find something useful in this thread:
Alphabetical Sort Order isn't Alphabetical

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Is there a way to make shortcuts sort alphabetically with folders? - Thanks, IM

Answer:Make shortcuts sort alphabetically with folders?

From the Menu Bar (alt), View, Group By Name

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all the time si open a folder i get crazy by looking at that disorder, then i click sort by type and its fine..

but i have to do that all the time i open the folder and with all the folders... i read some isntructions and tutorials here... but come one... i barely understood them are they for human...

and i have another question...
why the same folder takes more to open when sorted by type than when sorted by any other criteria?

i mean, when the folder is set to sort by type, when i open the folder it takes 2.5 secs to display what it is there

the same folder, when sorted by name it takes 0.87 secs to open and display everything

Answer:How to sort folders by file type forever

Hello Kharl,

If you like, you could use the tutorial to set a default folder view for this to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders

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How can I sort a folder (that has subfolders) to extract the email addresses from it and save the results in a new folder?

Answer:Sort & extract email address from folders

Where are the email addresses stored? Documents? Spreadsheets? Text files? Address Book of some kind?And, in what file format do you want to save these addresses?More information would be good.id10t

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I'm having a problem (Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit) with files in the Details view that are sorted by name not appearing in the correct order. But this isn't just "Filename" comes after "Filename I" or "Filename 1".

What I know about Windows' "alphabetical/numerical order":Punctuation marks and such come before numbers in file names.
Periods used in the filenames are fine, as long as the file extension remains intact.Certain characters such as a question mark (?) can not be used.

Numbers come before letters in file names.File names beginning with 1, 2, 3, etc. come after those beginning with 01, 02, 03, etc.
The more zeroes there are at the beginning of the file name, the more "first" it is in the list.

Letters are then sorted alphabetically.An "a" is the same as "A"; letters are not case sensitive.
The Problem:
For years now, I have had files numbered when I wanted them to appear in a directory in a specific order. In this specific case, I am talking about the order that I installed specific mods for the game Minecraft. If a mod was saved on my computer for a certain version of the game, but not installed, it would not receive one of these "order numbers" that I would give the installed mods.

The general format used to look like this:01 - game version mod one.zip
02 - game version mod two.zip
03 - game version mod three.zip
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Answer:Folders problem: Sort by > Name results in odd ordering

Have you seen this: Numerical Sorting in Windows Explorer - Enable or Disable

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I'm not sure if this is the right forum to put this, so mods, please move if necessary.

In my computer at work (Win 7 x64), my folders have suddenly decided to synchronize their sort options. If I remember this right, previously I had different sort options in my folders. Some were sorted by date, and some were sorted by filename. For some reason now, if I sort one folder by date they are all sorted by date, or if I sort one folder by filename they are all sorted by filename. This is very annoying because I keep having to sort the folders every time I go to one that has to be sorted by one or the other.

It seems to me that each of the individual folders used to remember how they were sorted and stayed that way. This has only been happening in the last couple of weeks. I thought that there was a setting in Windows Explorer that you could set to "Remember" the folder characteristics, but I can't find it.

Any ideas to preserve my sanity would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Explorer Folder Sort Suddenly Applies to All Folders

Hey Bryan,

If you like, you could use the tutorial below to reset all folder views back to default. You'll have to set them each back to how you wanted afterwards though.

Folder View Settings - Reset All to Default

Hope this helps.

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Hi everyone,im here because my pc got hit by something i dont no wether its a virus or a worm of some sort.but what i do noe is all my folders has been turned into Read-only and i cant turn it off no matter what i do(including the windows -r +s C:\ way),it aint a problem at first sight but when i tried transfering my work to my external it says ,"bla bla bla Write protected and such".its annoying cause now my external is piling up and running out of space since i cant even delete some files in it.and to top it all it has spread into my college pc through external hard drives. i have done a search on the net and what i found maybe or may not be the w32,some of its characteristics are tad same (meaning spreading through external and network).but thats all i found.. so yea could anyone help me out here

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Hi everyone,im here because my pc got hit by something i dont no wether its a virus or a worm of some sort.but what i do noe is all my folders has been turned into Read-only and i cant turn it off no matter what i do(including the windows -r +s C:\ way),it aint a problem at first sight but when i tried transfering my work to my external it says ,"bla bla bla Write protected and such".its annoying cause now my external is piling up and running out of space since i cant even delete some files in it.and to top it all it has spread into my college pc through external hard drives. i have done a search on the net and what i found maybe or may not be the w32,some of its characteristics are tad same (meaning spreading through external and network).but thats all i found.. so yea could anyone help me out here
 

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I have a dual boot of Vista Ultimate and XP Home on one drive.
In Vista I can "see" and access all of my folders on the Vista and XP partitions but when I boot into XP I can't "see" or access my Vista folders on the Vista partition. I have been able to do so in the past but they are missing now.
Any help at all ?

Answer:Folders missing sort of ?? Dual Boot Vista XP

Hello Nelly,

This was done so that XP would not delete the Vista System Restore points everytime XP was started. If you do not use System Restore, then this tutorial below may be able to help you restore the default XP settings so you can see Vista again.

System Restore Points - Stop XP Dual Boot Delete

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Hi!

At first I am working with Outlook 2003 and an Exchange 2003 Server.
The Exchange server has a 32 K rule limitation for every user.
For this reason I need an Outlook 2003 addon to sort all incoming mails in special folders.
Is something like this anywhere available?
Regards,
Gicio
 

Answer:Need Outlook 2003 addon: sort emails in special folders?

SORT? Sort by...?
Do you mean that you want your mails to be moved to certain folders depending on subject or who sent? If so, that is the Rules Wizard. In prior versions, it's under the Tools menu.
 

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Hi!

At first I am working with Outlook 2003 and an Exchange 2003 Server.
The Exchange server has a 32 K rule limitation for every user.
For this reason I need an Outlook 2003 addon to sort all incoming mails in special folders.
Is something like this anywhere available?


Regards,


Gicio

Answer:Need Outlook 2003 addon: sort emails in special folders?

yes ,,


there is a product called EMMA,,, it is a plug in for Outlook and it allows for customization of folders,,

spam, sent , inbox, etc,,,,,

cheers,

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Sir

I think due to wireless connection i have got some problem with my laptop it is affected by some virus and all files and folders are looking like hidden folders and my antivirus detects this w32/pitin.worm. this worm change the extension of the file and make it .scr

here is hijeck this log and dss main.txt is attached with the msg.

Logfile of Trend Micro HijackThis v2.0.2
Scan saved at 10:55:58 AM, on 2/13/2008
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)
Boot mode: Normal

Running processes:
C:\WINDOWS\System32\smss.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\winlogon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\services.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\lsass.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Quick Launch Buttons\QlbCtrl.exe
C:\Program Files\HP\QuickPlay\QPService.exe
C:\Program Files\Synaptics\SynTP\SynTPEnh.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\hkcmd.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\igfxpers.exe
C:\Program Files\hpq\HP Wireless Assistant\HP Wireless Assistant.exe
C:\Program Files\Huawei\MT841\dslagent.exe
C:\Program Files\QuickTime\qttask.exe
C:\Program Files\SiteAdvisor\6145\SiteAdv.exe
C:\Program Files\Messenger\msmsgs.exe
C:\Program Files\Google\GoogleToolbarNotifier\1.2.1128.5462\GoogleToolbarNotifier.exe
C:\Program Files\WIDCOMM\Bluetooth Software\BTTray.exe
C:\Program Files\Hewlett-Packard\HP Pavilion Webcam\tsnp2std.exe
C:\P... Read more

Answer:all files & folders are looking like hidden files & folders & w32/pitin.worm

You have posted four different logs since the end of October,2007, here, here, here and here (where you also stated that your copy of XP is not not genuine). Also, each log appears to be from a different machine. This would amount to the abuse of the free service given in the forums. Please be informed that these threads will now be closed. Please do not try to start a new thread.

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Two questions:-

1. Does anyone know of a simple method to add titles, comments, or tags, to folders in Windows 10?
There was something called HobComment that worked on XP but there does not appear to be a Win10 X64 version.

2. Is it possible to have File Manager ignore definite and indefinite articles (the, a, an) when sorting by name?

Answer:Adding Title/Comments/Tags to Folders + Sort in File Manager

Hi, search syntax is fairly comprehensive- you may find sthg here:
Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

(not certain if that's the latest spec)

Ok, folder tips. This works for me.. not ideal, but there..
Download and install this:
StyleFolder Download

You also need to do this:
You'll see your detailed pop-up description the next time you mouse over that folder.

Note: If you don't see a pop-up when you mouse over a folder, you need to enable a couple of settings. In explorer, click Change Folder & Search Options, and then select the View tab. Then, in the Advanced Settings list, select the check boxes for
Display File Size Information In Folder Tips
and
Show Pop-Up Description For Folder And Desktop Items.
Click OK.

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Now to add a comment, rt click the folder, click
Customise with StyleFolder.
The comment appears in the tooltip when you mouseover the folder.
The option to change the text colour doesn't seem to work

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Two questions:-

1. Does anyone know of a simple method to add titles, comments, or tags, to folders in Windows 10?
There was something called HobComment that worked on XP but there does not appear to be a Win10 X64 version.

2. Is it possible to have File Manager ignore definite and indefinite articles (the, a, an) when sorting by name?

Answer:Adding Title/Comments/Tags to Folders + Sort in File Manager

Hi, search syntax is fairly comprehensive- you may find sthg here:
Advanced Query Syntax (Windows)

(not certain if that's the latest spec)

Ok, folder tips. This works for me.. not ideal, but there..
Download and install this:
StyleFolder Download

You also need to do this:
You'll see your detailed pop-up description the next time you mouse over that folder.

Note: If you don't see a pop-up when you mouse over a folder, you need to enable a couple of settings. In explorer, click Change Folder & Search Options, and then select the View tab. Then, in the Advanced Settings list, select the check boxes for
Display File Size Information In Folder Tips
and
Show Pop-Up Description For Folder And Desktop Items.
Click OK.

========================
Now to add a comment, rt click the folder, click
Customise with StyleFolder.
The comment appears in the tooltip when you mouseover the folder.
The option to change the text colour doesn't seem to work

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks.
 

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

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In the Navigation tool, Windows 10 provides a list of ways to access folders and files, including Quick Access and a group of other file or folder names. If I click on something in the group of folder names, not all files in that folder are shown eg. 'Documents' is one folder name, but if I search under OS C: and find my 'User' name and the the relevant folder, there are more files there than show up using the group. This is frustrating as looking under 'OS C: Users' is time consuming and requires lots of clicks, and I'd have thought the main purpose of having groups listed was to avoid this.

Answer:In Windws 10, why do folders in libraries or Quick Access not show all files in the actual folders?

Originally Posted by Windows Central Question In the Navigation tool, Windows 10 provides a list of ways to access folders and files, including Quick Access and a group of other file or folder names. If I click on something in the group of folder names, not all files in that folder are shown eg. 'Documents' is one folder name, but if I search under OS C: and find my 'User' name and the the relevant folder, there are more files there than show up using the group. This is frustrating as looking under 'OS C: Users' is time consuming and requires lots of clicks, and I'd have thought the main purpose of having groups listed was to avoid this. how big is the difference? Do you see files (that you use) in C but not in Libraries - my documents?
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Help! I'm stuck.
I have a folder from which I need to delete a number of files but for each attempt to delete a file the error message comes up "Can't read from source disc or file". And yet the file can be opened in an application and the contents appear undamaged.
Thye same goes fort attemting to delete a folder, - the same error message appears. - "Can't read from source disc or file".
If I attempt to create a new folder so that I can download some images fromm my camera I get the error message "Unable to create the folder "New Folder"., - File system error (65535)".
Basically, the files / folders all seem to be OK and can be read by applications (Photoshop etc.) but I can't delete old ones or create noew folders. Any clues? Has some sort of overall disc protection been applied?
I'm using Windows 7.strong text

Answer:Can't Delete Files / Folders or Create New Folders in Windows Explorer

Open an elevated command prompt. To do this, click Start, click All Programs, click Accessories, right-click Command Prompt, and then click Run as administrator. If you are prompted for an administrator password or for a confirmation, type the password, or click Allow.
Type the following command, and then press ENTER:

sfc /scannow
The sfc /scannow command scans all protected system files and replaces incorrect versions with correct Microsoft versions.
How to use the System File Checker tool to troubleshoot missing or corrupted system files on Windows Vista or on Windows 7
http://support.microsoft.com/kb/929833
Also try running a Check disk on the computer.
Check a drive for errors
http://windows.microsoft.com/en-us/windows7/Check-a-drive-for-errors
How many files do you have in that folder there is a file number limit that error number applies to.

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I found this GREAT FREE program which can help to protect your files from all kind of Ransomware.
At the end is my video test and here is article from ghacks.net about this program.
The program is Abandonware but is working very good.

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Secure Folders is a free program for Windows that is available as a portable version and installer. It can be used to hide or lock folders, set them to read-only or block the execution of files.

If you share your computer at times, for instance in your family or when friends or colleagues ask you whether they can access it, then you may want an option to protect certain files or folders from accidental exposure.

Maybe you don't want someone else to spot your Justin Bieber wallpaper collection, financial documents or video files that you have downloaded from the Internet. Whatever it is, Windows does not really provide options to protect data from others if the same account is being used.

Note: it is best obviously to use different accounts, for instance a guest account for occasional users and accounts for colleagues or family members who work with the PC regularly.

Encryption is a solution but only if you keep the data encrypted while the computer is being used. It won't help you if the encrypted drive that you store all your secrets on is mounted at the time someone else accesses your PC.

Secure Folders is a free program for windows that ... Read more

Answer:Secure Folders - Hide, lock or protect folders and files

I have been using it last year. However my EAM branded it as malware so I remove it. Is this software still being developed?
 

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I have the option "Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar" off.
However since the last update whenever I either copy or move a file into any folder windows puts that folder under the Recent group in the taskbar. Is there any way to fix this?

Answer:Moving files into folders puts them under Recent folders.

Is this a bug? I still haven't figured out if there's any solution.

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I have the option "Show recently opened items in Jump Lists on Start or the taskbar" off.
However since the last update whenever I either copy or move a file into any folder windows puts that folder under the Recent group in the taskbar. Is there any way to fix this?

Answer:Moving files into folders puts them under Recent folders.

Is this a bug? I still haven't figured out if there's any solution.

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They are included in FreeFileSync's list of files to be updated. I have never seen them listed before for a backup. X: is my internal HD which contains only documents, Pictures etc. No programs or system files.

What do they do and why would they be included in a backup of a drive that has only docs, pictures etc?

The first image is representative of several similar files with different numbers.

Thanks.

Answer:What sort of files are these?

WER, is Windows Error Reporting, these are probably just log files.
https://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/lib...(v=vs.85).aspx

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hi,

im wondering why the hell if i sort files in a folder by date select what i need and then sort by type to unselect some files type i dont need why the hell everytime i click to sort the folder it will just unselect everything am i missing something? windows xp can handle this... why can't win 7?

Answer:sort files select files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by vartaxe


hi,

im wondering why the hell if i sort files in a folder by date select what i need and then sort by type to unselect some files type i dont need why the hell everytime i click to sort the folder it will just unselect everything am i missing something? windows xp can handle this... why can't win 7?


Try Free Commander as an alternative to Windows Explorer.

Free Commander does just what you're looking for. When you select a group of items, and you sort on a particular column heading or re-sort on a different column, the original selected items remain selected throughout.

Even further, if you select a group of items (e.g. a bunch of new ZIP/RAR files) and then right-click on the group (e.g. to invoke WINRAR from the context menu, to unzip each of the selected group), when the invoked function is completed the selected items will STILL REMAIN SELECTED (e.g. so that you can now DELETE the whole group of ZIP/RAR files you may not need any longer).

Free Commander is a 1-pane/2-pane functional alternative to Windows Explorer, but looks and feels like the "old fashioned" Windows Explorer from WinXP (or even Win98), so you might truly prefer it. It's got lots of additional functionality, and its interface (e.g. toolbar) can be customized as you want.

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Is there anyway to sort files globally? It seems everytime I open or close a folder, it re-sorts it to another criteria from when I last set it.

For instance, I'll pick "ascending" and close the folder. Then when I come back to it later, it automatically switches to "descending" on it's own.

I'm really getting tired of having to right-mouse click the contents of a folder all the time to correct this.

Any way to solve it? Thanks.

Answer:Sort files globally?

hello?

Anybody have a solution?

Thanks

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

Answer:I need to sort a folder of files?

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

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I have a large music collection which I add to frequently.
My 'Albums' Directory is sorted by 'name' and grouped by 'date modified' so I can see my most recent additions at the top.

When I add new albums they obviously come under the group 'today', but after only a week or so they are moved to the 'earlier this year' group and then after a year to the 'a long time ago' group.

Id like more specific groups, like January 2012, February 2010 etc to make stuff easier to find and my more recent additions easier to recognize from each other.
Any way to do this ?

Answer:Do I need to customize 7 to sort files this way ?

Welcome to Seven Forums koregtrr. If you look at the bottom of the "Sort by" and "Group by" menus, you will see a "more" option. There are a huge number of ways to sort there. Forgive me if you knew this and just wanted exact instructions

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

A Guy

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Hi all

I wanted to sort out video files taken over the past several years on Nokia phones and Iphones.

I had saved them on my laptop, but when I go to sort them either with Date, Date Modified or Date Created, it just sorts the videos from when I first moved the videos from my hard drive to my laptop.

Is there any way/software to get the metadata? for the videos?, I wanted to sort them in order of they were taken on the phones

Thankyou

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Hello everyone again,
Does anyone know a quick way/method of sorting hundreds of thousands of files by month? The files I am trying to sort are very small (1-100KB) though there are so many of them. What I've tried so far is used windows search tool and selecting the date range in which I want. Due to the immense quantity of files, it takes about 3 hours to complete. Even when it completes, it takes even longer to move the files to a directory b/c I think windows has to search for the location again before it does the actual move. Is there a command prompt or script that I can use/create that says:
Select the files in these date range (ie: 6/01/2007-6/31/2007) and move them to a folder called 'June 2007'?

Thanks for your help
 

Answer:Quick Way to Sort Files?

Good databases can easily do it... Even Access... as will statistical databases such as Stata/MP: The fastest version of Stata (for dual-core and multicore/ multiprocessor computers), Stata/SE: Stata for large datasets, Stata/IC: The standard version of Stata, and Small Stata: A smaller, student version of Stata (for educational purchases only)
Take a look at researcher software, or academic software.
 

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So this has been bugging me ever since Windows 10 rolled out in our country. If I recall correctly, in windows 7, folder sorting could be independent. If I sorted a sub folder for date modified and the main folder was originally sorted for name, the sorting of the sub folder wouldn't change the main folder. In windows 10 though, if I change one, the other one follows suit. Is there any way around this?

Answer:Sub folders "sort by" affects main folder and vice versa

Anyone?

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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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G'morning all,

We're looking for a program that will allow us to password-protect folders on Windows XP. I've seen all the other threads on this subject and the linked programs and web pages (e.g. PC World's article; Cryptex) but nothing that does what we want.

There are a lot of programs that come up on Google; has anyone used any of these? I've tried a few demos but I'm looking for any other recommendations.

Thanks!
 

Answer:Password protecting folders in XP- folders, not files

Would simply editing the permissions and security on those directories do the trick?
 

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HI, I was wondering if there's a way to set the PC to automatically sort your files and documents?

For example: When you download or create a Word Document and you save it to your Document's folder. Instead of it going somewhere in the mix, whether it be on the bottom or in the middle, it's saved randomly. I want it to be saved with all the other Word Doc's in my Document's folder. I know about the view tab, then sort by name then type. I want to have this do it automatically and not have to constantly hit Name then Type in explorer.

Unless I"m missing something here, I just can't get it to always sort like this without having to manually do it each time I open the folder or explorer ..

In this picture you will see an assortment of doc's (In alphabetical order) If I hit TYPE on the top of the explorer window, it will sort them by type...I just want this to be done automatically...
Thanks in advance!
This is sorted by name:


This is then sorted by Type:

Answer:How do you set windows to automatically Sort files & Doc's

This claims to work in W7. You can give it a try

Having Windows 7 "Sort by File Type" by default - Super User

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What I want to do is go through about 2.5 TB of video files and eliminate all files (within folders) that are not video files. That means of course that I want to be able to sort, and move to a separate hdd, all files that are below a certain size, i.e. too small to be a video file.

Now I do have Belvedere and DigitalJanitor, but have never used them. Is there a better way?

Note: I have all these files organized by Folders and do not want to destroy that organization. So I need, as I do frequently with Easeus Duplicate File Finder and Empty Folder Nuker, go through and cut out the files that are below a certain size and then move those files to a separate hdd.

Answer:Sort and Move Files by Size

Wow!

Super Useful Programs:

1) Delete by Date - Delete files by date

2) Empty Folder Nuker by Simon Wai

These did everything I needed - and More!

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hello Form Georgia I like this forum, there are many interesting info about win 7.

I using Win 7 and I have one problem, it's not borblem but I don't like it.

when I entering Computer example D disks I can't sort item manualy. when I used Win vista it's was simple, and now I can't. there are many types to sort folders ( By name, Type, Size, Date ...) but not manualy

Can anyone help to sort items how I like

Also site admin repleace old Gerogiam flag to this one:

thanks

If this topic not correct place move it

Answer:Problem To Sort Files Manual

I've never seen an option to sort manually...perhaps you had a 3rd party application installed in Vista that allowed this?

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I was wondering if anyone knows of any good software to automatically sort files. Ideally I'd like it to run in the background and say every night at midnight sort my desktop and downloads folder. An egxample would be to put all docs in a document folder and all ppts in a presentation folder.
Bonus points if it's a completely free solution.
 

Answer:Software to automatically sort files

And what operating system are you using?
 

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Is there a workaround to search and sort files by [extension] NOT [type]?

There appears to be no column heading for file extension eg *.mp3; *.txt; *.cs; etc.

As a very recent convert from XP I also miss the advanced search dialogue screen - is it hidden somewhere?

Answer:Workaround to search/sort files by [ext]?

Hi Mike,

You can still use Advanced Search by pressing Windows Key + F, but the you will need to click on the search box first to see the Kind, Date modified, etc... options to use to search with instead.



Hope this helps,
Shawn

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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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Is there a program out there that will sort all of my music for me I have spent a lot of time renaming and fileing over 15 gigs of music this is a very long and boring process and I was wondering if there was a short cut?
 

Answer:program to sort music files?

There are quite a few programs out there. Here is a list of Music Management Software available: http://www.rizalsoftware.com/software/browse.php?category=232
 

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Ok, I'm in a situation where I have a large number of files (1000+), that I need to sort into seperate folders.

I need 30 per folder, because the device I'm going to use can only read 30.

So I need a file sorter that can read and sort (hopefully in Alphabetical order) files 30 at a time into separate folders.

Anything will do, a batch file, a downloadable program,

and if needed............. some programming code (C++. Java, Basic.......although that would take much longer, since I havent messed with them in awhile )
 

Answer:Solved: I need a program to sort files.

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Hi!

I selected categories of Sort By and Group By context menu in one folder, like Vertical Resolution, Horizontal resolution etc.
It was applied only to one folder...
Is possible to apply these categories to all folders without selecting each folder?

Thank you for every help!

Miro

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Hello!

I would very much appreciate some help finding my missing files and folders if possible.

I am running windows Vista version 6.0, service pack 2.

I started windows, and noticed that 5 of my desktop folders were missing, and all of the files contained within. A search for document and folder names returned nothing (even with advanced search options). One of the missing folders was called "term 1". I created a new folder, and tried to change the name to term 1. A pop-up told me that this destination (desktop) already contained a folder named "term 1"- did I want to merge these folders? I was confused, because I could no longer see the original term 1 folder. I clicked "yes" hoping that a merge would result in a visible term 1 folder, but now the new folder also disappeared. After some intensive searching, I could not find any of the folders/files that were missing. Some other folders/files were still visible on my desktop though.

I restored my computer to a previous checkpoint (from 2 days ago, after a windows update). After reboot, I received a message that the restore was unsuccessful. At this point, all of my desktop folders and files were gone, aside from windows default desktop icons. A search returned no results. I remembered that restore can fail because of an AV program, so I disabled Norton. I tried to undo the restore, which was successful, but no files/folders returned. I then tried to do a restore to a checkpoint from befor... Read more

Answer:Missing folders/files-System Restore-More missing folders/files

This was the issue. Thanks.

http://techlogon.com/2011/06/07/folders-and-documents-hidden-by-virus/
 

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The "Customize this Folder ..." and "Folder and Search Options ..." and "Properties" choices don't seem to do anything. So, I have two major headaches (at the moment): 1) How do I stop Vista's constant auto-sorting of folders? If I change a file name or add a few files to a directory it automatically resorts everything! This is extremely frustrating ... especially if I make a naming mistake and don't know where to find the file! How do I stop Vista until I--and only I--decide to refresh the folder?2) How do I stop Vista from deciding (always wrongly) what "Type of folder" a directory is and forcing its own display and sort criteria on it--actually them as it decides about EVERY folder and doesn't follow MY choices!Why can't Windows do what I need it to do?!? F & C

Answer:How do I stop auto-sort and auto-typing of folders?

Check here: http://www.smartestcomputing.us.com/index....showtopic=36574

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Hi again.

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


Thank you.

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

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

Reported to mark as solved.

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

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

Still limited to the automatic options, unfortunately.

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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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Is there any way or any software that will help me sort through all the corrupted/damaged video files and photos and delete them in one go?
Or anyway or software to help me repair them?- this will be better for me as i dont want to lose any photos or videos

Ive tried chkdsk but it comes up with no problems detected.

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

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

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

Hello.

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

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Looking for software which i can add subs (srts) to a movie and then save it to a folder so I can put it on a flash drive and watch it on my tv?

Can someone recommend some and exact steps how to use it plz?

thx
 

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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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i have windows xp with a hard disk of 50gb. i've been making winzip files.i've done a careful
examination and the system makes copies of the winzip files. when i do a search on .zip
i get 0 hits. is there a way i9 can sort all the files on the disk by size irrespective of
directorfy but will give me the location?
malcolm carr
 

Answer:sort al files by size irrespective of location

I have no idea what you are asking. Do you want to place all your files on the drive in order of size? What do zip files have to do with it? Why in the world would Winzip make copies of zip files?

Please try to be a bit clearer.
 

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I have a hard drive full of pictures. What application would the forum suggest me using to sort and find duplicates? Would the application remove the duplicated from the current location and move them to a separate folder? This way I would not have to manually move them. I then want to delete the duplicate files. Does WIN XP or WIN7 have a built in function that will do this?

Answer:Duplicate Files: How can I sort them and remove duplicates?

You're talking about the files that get copied and look something like *.filename(copy) right? If this is the case, you can do a keyword search in a certain folder (In win7 it's the little search box in the upper right corner of a folder). Just type in "copy" and then delete all the files that come up in the search. WinXP has a similar search feature. Once you've done this, you can compare what's in the recycle bin with your original files and make sure that you've actually deleted copies, not original files.

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Whether I am using Windows Explorer or Explorer++, my files are being sorted by name like this:201312XX.jpg201506xx 1.jpg20131117 1.jpg20120217.jpg20130701 2.jpg20140126.jpg20150101.jpgThe correct format should be in numerical order:20120217.jpg20130701 2.jpg20131117 1.jpg201312XX.jpg20140126.jpg20150101.jpg201506xx 1.jpgSo it must be something the OS is doing? Results are just as reversed when sorting descending. Even copying these to another folder the file names are out of order. In other folders with other files, things look correct.Any thoughts?Thank you.I reply as fast as I can, but it could be hours or months. Always busy.

Answer:Question about the way Windows Explorer Sort files list

On both my Win 7 and Win 8.1 I get this (not quite either of what you showed, although much closer to the first list):201312XX.jpg201506xx 1.jpg220120217.jpg20130701 2.jpg20131117 1.jpg20140126.jpg20150101.jpgWhen you list what you call "the correct format", is this by comparison with another Win 7 or Win 8.1 computer or is it based on some idea of your own? The reason for asking is there have been subtle changes in the sorting algorithm over the years.This was what changed with XP:http://www.pcmag.com/article2/0,281...Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanksmessage edited by Derek

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I got a new laptop but it has windows 7.

1 of the extremely huge problems this operating system has is this absurd thing where you cant arrange your own files in the order that you want.
Im not gna waste my time ranting on here as it wont make any difference, but it does astound me that microsoft would employ such thickos who were unable to create an OS that was capable of offering such a basic function!!


Any how i followed the (this) registry-edit steps lastnight to enable free-positioning of my files (unawave. de/windows-7-tipps/disable-sorting-auto-arrange.html?lang=EN).

I did it lastnight and it worked perfectly!
I then turned my laptop off as it needed to install its daily updates, but when i restarted it i can no longer move my files around in my pictures/videos/or my music folders!!!

Photo/video files in other folders can still be moved around freely, however as all my pictures and videos are saved by default into those 2 folders this causes me a huge problem!


Ive redone that registry thing 2x, and even did a system restore to before those updates were installed, yet still have this same problem!!



Does anyone know how to fix it please??

Answer:Did edit-registry fix to be able to manually sort files, but not workd

Hello Spanish89, and welcome to Seven Forums.

If you like, try the tutorial below I created to see if it may work better for your. Be sure to read all of it for all usage details and helpful notes.

You will not be able to manually sort files in any position and order in a library though.

Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable

Hope this helps,
Shawn

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

Thank you in advance for your reply.
 

Answer:Solved: Sort Files In Dirctory By Date Added

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

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I've got a bunch of files that are all different names, but they have numbers appended on them. Example: filename_page1.jpg, filename_page2.jpg, filename_page3.jpg, etc.

What I would like to do is put these files that have the same name but different appending numbers into the same folder. So filename1_page1.jpg and filename1_page2.jpg would go into their own folder, and filename2_page1.jpg and filename2_page2.jpg would go into another folder.

I have 10s of thousands of these and am looking for something that can do this automatically. Does anyone know of a program that does this?
 

Answer:sort massive amounts of files into folder based on name?

Use search to locate files that match a specific mask, then just copy/move those to a folder, move on and do a search for the next mask, copy/move those, etc. Seems pretty simple...

As for a piece of software, who knows, but Windows search will do that for you pretty easily.
 

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Ok so when you right click in a folder explorer window and it says "sort by" and then you go 'more' because there's a ton of other options and you select a new method, HOW do you make that option a permanent option for all of your folders? I mean ya it's great to have all those options but i can't for the life of me figure out how i can always just have the option to sort by date created like i used to on xp. Thanks

Answer:More "sort by" options in folders....

Here's some help from Brink and Vista Forums:
Column - Customize

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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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Hi

I've got an annoying problem with my small office network. There are 3 PCs on the local network and we share files. Usually (but not always) if you are in one of the shared folders and you want to create a new folder, once you've right-clicked and created the new folder, you need to navigate away and back again in order to actually see it. This also happens when re-naming the folder.

To be clear this is what happens:

Right click, select 'create new folder'

Nothing appears

Use back and forward buttons

New Folder now visible

Rename folder, but it reverts to being called New Folder

Use back and forward buttons

Folder now appears with the new name.

Two PCs are using XP and one Vista, it happens ot all of them. Only happens with shared folders.

Any ideas how to fix this?

Many thanks

ElCani
 

Answer:New folders don't appear in shared files/folders

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