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Win XP Folders sort files problem (Screencast video below)

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

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.

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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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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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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.

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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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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Hello!

IŽm 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.
IŽm running windows xp.

IŽve googled for this but couldnŽt find anything?
So now I need your help

// Regards Per W Sweden
 

Answer:Sort files in new folders by date

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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Whenever I view a folder which contains video files, and then I right/left click on any of the video files (usually divx 100mb+ files), an error message pops up and I have to restart explorer.exe. I have WinXP SP2, and this is really starting to annoy me. Does anyone know how I would start about fixing this problem?
 

Answer:Problem viewing folders with video files

it's prbably trying to preview them. turn the folder view mode to list or something.

 

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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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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
game version mod five.zip ------------ Note: fi comes before ... Read more

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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Why i can use screencast from google play games? I use lenovo a7000. The problem that i receive is "Unsupported device". 

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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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hi.. i need your help.. my problem is:

1. when i boot my computer, it hangs-up(it does not even show the bios start-up thing) , there is some sort of sound coming from the power supply, and when i keep on rebooting it, then finally gets through and i see the BIOS showing something about incorrect frequency.. i reboot and then it is okay..

2. when i boot my computer, my monitor does not show anything and my computer hangs-up, when i turn it off, then boot my computer it loads to windows then when i turn on the monitor my computer hangs-up again.. so what i did was take the cable off connecting the CPU and Monitor, turn on my computer, wait till there is no some sort of loading happening (so it means that my computer finally gets in windows XP), plug the cable back in at the back of the CPU then my computer is fine..


can anyone tell me what is the problem with this?

OS: Windows XP
Video Card: On-board VGA
Motherboard: ASUS
 

Answer:Some sort of video problem

Have you tried with an other monitor to see if thats the conflict?
 

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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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Hi there,
I'm not using my laptop as often as i used to,
I got infected by a crazy virus a few weeks ago that caused my friend to complete reinstall my machine ...
Now I can't open folders containing AVI files ... as it will froze my computer and open an error box asking if i want to report this error to microsoft ... then I have to manualy close the applications as they are not responding anymore ...

I ran spybot with the latest updates and my trendmicro anti virus program ... i had a few spywares that i have removed but still ... it's doing the same thing again and again ...

My laptop is a fujitsu siemens Tablet PC running on Win XP tablet pc

I guess that's all i can tell u for now ... so here is my hijack this log

Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 13:47:02, on 26/01/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v7.00 (7.00.5730.0011)

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:\Program Files\Windows Defender\MsMpEng.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\svchost.exe
C:\Program Files\Fichiers communs\Microsoft Shared\Ink\KeyboardSurrogate.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\SYSTEM32\WISPTIS.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\System32\tabbtnu.exe
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\System32\digtizer.exe
C:\PROGRA~1\TRENDM~1\INTERN~1\PcCtlCom.exe
C:\Program Files\Fi... Read more

Answer:Can't open Folders with Video files in them ...

BUMP (I don't know if this is what I'm supposed to do (@[email protected])

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i have a rather large dvd collection and am trying to back up legal copies of my favs. i use dvd shrink to crop them but when they appear in my movie file and i try to extract it the file opens into 6 sub folders...video_ts.bup ,video_ts.ifo , vts_01_o.bup , vts_01_0.ifo , vts_01_1 & vts_01_2. this is probably a very easy fix for everyone else but i am extremely new to pcs and get frustrated very easy . how do i fix this so the dvd rip file remains as just audio and video. any help or advice would be a great help. my thanx in advance.

Answer:why do W7 split DVD video files into folders

There seems to be a commercial program that is one of the best ways. Other than that, I'd use handbrake."The era of big government is over," said Clinton 1996

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Dual boot - Windows 7 RC1 7100 64bit / Vista Ultimate 64bit / USB2 External Drives

I'm posting this problem history for the benefit of others who may be having the same or similar problem.

I have several 500GB USB2 external drives that store seldom used image and video files. I opened a folder on one of them yesterday and though all the folders showed, they appeared to be empty. Same on the second and third drive.

Properties showed high percentage of drive used, and Windows 7 wanted to format the drives. Running a drive rescue program, came up dry.

This morning I booted in Vista, and low and behold the files were showing. Booted back to Windows 7, and there they are now. This proves to me that a good night sleep and exercising patience is a great tool :-) I have no real idea what went on with this problem, hope you don't experience it. Probably related to USB drivers? - IM

Answer:File Folders Empty - Image & Video files gone

Wikd. Two SD cards presented similar affects since I went 7600. May have been present before - did not use the SD chips for a while. In my case, I took no action. On a subsequent boot, the cards read correctly.

Like you, I assume a USB related issue. Due to a collection of phenomenon presented at this forum, I believe the underlying cause is actually related to ACPI that presents as USB or NIC/WiFi issues.

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IIRC this is an old bug but I can't remember what the solution is, basically I download a bunch of video files (TS or MKV primarily) and then drag them into a folder where I have a muxing bat file, for some reason explorer is hanging/not responding on certain files since doing a clean install of the CU but I can't remember how to remove this problem, I keep having to end task on explorer which isn't ideal

Answer:Explorer not responding/hanging when dragging video files into folders

Gaaah doing my head in!

"The program explorer.exe version 10.0.16299.15 stopped interacting with Windows and was closed."

Drag ts file = windows explorer hang, mux to MKV first then drag the mkv, no problem, it's related to video rip files that aren't 100% flawless and windows is trying to cache it or something, remember having this issue years back but can't remember the fix, disabled icons as thumbnails but it's not that, help!!!!

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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 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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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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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,

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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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 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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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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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 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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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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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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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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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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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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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 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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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!

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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Question: Screencast

Hello, friends -

I was wondering if someone could help me find a link to a site that lets you capture your screen and audio and upload directly to their server.
It would give you a link to share with us.
It was free, you just needed to create an account.
Best regards,

Eldin

Answer:Screencast

Ustream offers this service.

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I cannot open my favorites websites on the maximised size i have tried to open them then maximise and close but they dont reopen full size.
This is also happening with media player and other programs .its annoying having to resize them all the time can anyone help

Answer:Problem with folders and files

  
Quote: Originally Posted by zebdog


I cannot open my favorites websites on the maximised size i have tried to open them then maximise and close but they dont reopen full size.
This is also happening with media player and other programs .its annoying having to resize them all the time can anyone help


Hi Zebdog! For any program you want to open Full Screen here's what you do:

1. Make or find a SHORTCUT for the Program itself. (E.G. If you wanted to open all videos Full Screen, you would find a shortcut for your media player, NOT a video)

2. Right-Click>Properties>Shortcut>Run>Maximised.

That's It!

P.S. I suggest you ditch Win 7 and switch to Google Android on your PC while you're waiting for Google Chrome OS. Just kidding

Hope this helps,
TheGoogler

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I am wondering if anyone has this issue too after updating to window 8.1.
In the window explorer, I like to set my files sort by date modified, in every other window version even I browse to other folders or drives and return to the particular folder, it will be still sort by date modified. However in window 8.1, whenever i browse to other folder or drives, the particular folder will go back to sort by name which is annoying as I have to sort it to date modified every time. Anyone have a solution to this problem??

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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
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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.

========================
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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I am looking for recommendations for Screencast Software in the following categories: -

1. Free
2. 30-day Trial
3. Paid - under US$100

Thanks

T.
 

Answer:Screencast Software

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Problem deleting a Folder / Files
Hi and Happy Easter to all

I seem to be having a problem deleting a folder along with it files , every time I try , it says access denied , I have checked all the permissions etc that I can think of to be able to do it .

I have attached a couple of screen shots that may shed some light on the problem .

Running Windows 7 Ultimate 32 bit .

spike

Answer:Problem Deleting folders/files

Hi -

Happy Easter to you too!

Activate the Hidden Admin user account & go after the folders/files in question.

Enable/ Disable the Hidden Administrator User Account (Windows 8.1 / 8 / 7 / Vista) - Sysnative Forums

When finished, hide re-hide the Hidden Admin user account while logged on to your regular user account.

Regards. . .

jcgriff2

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I am running XP and have trouble deleting files and folders....some are in are folders in a photo program (Jasc) and other are just temp files when I want to clean them off my computer...I have used *.tmp in explorer search and then highlight them and they will not delete...get the following message: Cannot delete file: Cannot read from the source file or disk. Any ideas?
 

Answer:Problem deleting files & folders

Welcome to TSG

Have you tried deleting them in Safe Mode?
 

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Hey I'm having a problem when I click new and try to create a new folder it says "windows can't find the file specified" and it wont create it but when I restart my pc the folder shows up. Also when I try to move files from one folder to the other they also don't show up until I restart my pc and I can't open any folders on my desktop. Thank you for any advice given

Answer:[SOLVED] Problem with files and folders

Try deleting your icon cache. First go to folder options in control panel unhide files and system files then click on "Ok"

Go to C:/Documents and Settings/<Username>/Local Settings/Application Data Look for "Icon Cache" delete then reboot.

This should fix the issue let us know if it helps or not.

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when I go to my search for files or folders (CTRL-F) the window opens but all that is there is the animated character. The search balloon isn't there and I can't open any of the toolbar menus. Any thoughts?
 

Answer:Search For Files Or Folders Problem

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Not sure where to post this but when I open a PDF attachment to an email in Outlook, (Office 2003 on Win XP PRO), and click to save it, unless I change the directory, it offers to save it in ..........Documents and Settings/User1/Local Settings/Tempory Internet Files/OLK9. I press save and exit and then go to explorer and the folder ...............................Temporary Internet Files/OLK9 does not seem to exist.

I have tried saving the file with a name x1y1z1 and searching for it but the system can't find it. I can save it by changing the library to my work in progress file but Ihave no idea what is happening with the above.

Any thoughts wouls be appreciated.

Ian Wallace
 

Answer:Problem with finding files and folders

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My friend is just learning how to use a computer. He has Vista and I have XP. He has created a number of folders and is trying to save 3 different kinds of files - word docs, pdf's and mp3's. He wants to keep them in order as he saves them but things keep changing. Today all his mp3's classified themselves as the genre Blues. Sometimes files will move around within the list. Sometimes it seems like the folder decides on its own to resort by date or some other random choice.

He's trying to keep each mp3 sound file next to the corresponding pdf document. Is there any way to lock down a folder so it can't rearrange itself? Thanks!
 

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I am currently on the read & run me first thread and cannot show hidden files and folders I was able to Uncheck the Hide extensions for known file types and Uncheck the Hide protected operating system files (recommended) option. I hit apply then went back in to check and hidden files and folders went back to do not show.
 

Answer:hidden files and folders problem

Welcome to MajorGeeks!

It sounds as though you have active malware.

First try running one of these online scanners, then see if you still have the problem. If not -continue on with the steps in the R&R ME First guide.

Using BitDefender Online Scan
ESET Online Scanner
Kaspersky Online Scanner
 

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sorry for my poor english.
I have a serious problems with deleting some files and folders in my hard drive.

Some Details:
Operating System : Windows XP Pro SP3 V.3180
Anti Virus Program : Kapersky Internet Security 7.///

this files and folders created by no one and take 43 GB of my hard disk Space

Methods I tried:
Full Anti virus Scan - result : none
Deleting With Acronis Shredder - didnt work
Deleting With TuneUP Utilities Shredder - didnt work
Deleting With DeleteFXPFiles - didnt work
Deleting With Unlocker - didnt Work
Deleting From Command Promt - didnt work
Deleting From Safe Mode - Didnt Work

Here are images that show my problem the best plz look at all the details, some files created ten years ago and some in the future in the year 2010 (thats what it shows), files are huge in size up to 2GB and the subfolders contain more files.
all the folders have wierd names...

---- Another important thing u need to know, when i do properties on the files and folders they are checked as READ ONLY and HIDDEN, i cant cancell this options!!! , I tries and its still have this properties in it.

The full location of the weird folder with its sub folders is:

C:\Documents and Settings\Me\Local Settings\Temp\fd

Images of the problem:
 

Answer:Big Big Problem With deleting files and Folders

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Hi, everyone,I am trying to delete some files and folders that I loaded on from a DVD.I get messages:Access is deniedNot respondingCannot access source.I can delete some of the files but the PC says deleting from drive E when the files are on the C drive.When the progress bar says 25secs this takes about 25mins.Using a pent4 2.8 dual processor on XP Pro.Any help on this please as I dont want to spend days just getting rid of crud.Ray

Answer:problem deleting files & folders

click hereall ya need, good luck...

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Hi,
My pc has XP 2006 with antivirus eTrust. Recently, it was infected by RavMon.exe virus which my antivirus didnot detect. I had to remove it with Protector Plus 2007 free antivirus. Now the problem is, i cant enable "show hidden files and folder" from tools-folder options-view tabs. whenever i press apply or ok button, the screen flickers and checked mark goes back to "Do not show hidden files and folders".
I had hidden some folders and i cant get them back. i tried unhiding them from dos which worked but the problem still remains.

Is my pc still infected with some viruses unknown to me? Please help!!!

p/s: sorry for my bad english.
 

Answer:problem with hidden files and folders

Try this
Copy the bold text below to notepad. Save it as fixME.reg to your desktop. Be sure the "Save as" type is set to "all files" Once you have saved it double click it and allow it to merge with the registry.
REGEDIT4

[HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Shared Tools\MSConfig\startupreg]
"key"=-
"item"=-
"hkey"=-
"command"=-
"inimapping"=-

[HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced]
"Hidden"=dword:00000001
"SuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"ShowSuperHidden"=dword:00000001
"HideFileExt"=dword:00000000
 

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click here don't know how to fix this problem. Anybody can help?
At first i thought it started because of the custom themes, but even after removing everything the problem persisted. It is like that only in my C: partition...
I

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I cannot view the hidden files and folders even after enabling the option available in tools menu. My friend suggested it could be rectified only by formatting the system. Is there any other way? Pls reply

Answer:Problem With Hidden Files And Folders

#155 left side at Kelly's: http://www.kellys-korner-xp.com/xp_tweaks.htm

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It did not answer how to permenately erase files/folders. I have ran a search on my computer, saw the files, deleted them (got the errors 1. do I want to create them? and not found.) I created and deleted. Sill more come back. How do I ERASE PERMENATELY. They are confidential file names that MUST be off my drive and search drive. HELP!! Thanks.

Answer:Problem deleting files and folders.

Try to boot to safe mode to delete them.Might need to run the disk check either from command line or from tools.1/3 of highway deaths are caused by drunks. The rest are by people who can't drive any better than a drunk.

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i had i problem with my usb that all folders in the usb's root folder vanished and replaced by .exe file

a ran a avast scan and it came up with all of the folders name with .exe extensions it was W32.sality
it deleted the .exe files and the remnants are only file on the root of the folder
and i can access it by inputing in the address bar the location of the files

i ran the avast av scan it came up with nothing
i also ran a eset av scan on a different computer it came up with nothing

i may pick it up from a different computer excluding the computers i use in scanning it

can i still restore it to its previous state or will go in reformating it because i still need the files in it i did not get the files because the fear of getting the malware (i think) on it
 

Answer:usb problem all folders became .exe files and became hidden

Best to reformat it. :major
 

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Hi all,

This is a typical "user in trouble finds a forum and asks questions in the first post"-post.
But I hope it's ok and someone could give me a suggestion. Thanks in advance.

The problem is that Altbinz screwed up in it's temp folder. I was downloading some files with a total size of about 500-600MB when Altbinz started to get slow, so I decided to pause all downloads and restart the program. The downloads never finished and I ended up with a big mess in the temp folder. Now I cant'delete it.

The disk on which this folder is, is an external 1TB USB drive. So I guess I can't use the "MoveOnBoot" program.

Here is some more info on my OS:




I made the following screenshots to clarify. In some of the screenshot I highlighted the relevant info in red.

Screenshot 1.
This is the actual problem. Windows says the temp folder is 77.9GB but it's impossible that I downloaded 77.9 GB in just 20 minutes.





Screenshot 2.
None of these folders can be opened.





Screenshot 3.
None of these folders can be renamed.





Screenshot 4.
Ok, so let's try to delete the files in the folder...





Screenshot 5. (sorry for the size)
Let's see the properties of a random file. This file seems to be from the future ! And it's 1.44GB, no wait, it's 0 bytes... windows seems to be clueless





Screenshot 6.
Windows seems to be clueless about the folders too. An empty folder from the future with a size of 2.20GB



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Answer:problem deleting files and folders

The 77.9 GB is virtual, its not actually using up that memory...Run a virus scan and see if it detects anything, if it detects well and good else you'll have to use some other third-party software to get rid of that junk..

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I dont want to have to buy more hard ware to screencast to my wifi enabled tv

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I'm using Windows XP Professional SP3 and I'm having trouble with the 'Show Hidden Files and Folders' under Folder Options. I suspect it's caused by a virus cause I've never used the 'Hide' option before on my files. Now, apparently I can't access 35 gigs worth of files on my external hard drive, simply because I can't find them. I'm using BitDefender Total Security 2009 as my antivirus software.

Here's what I've done so far to fix my problem. I've toggled with the registry in the 2 ways described below:

- HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced
Change 'Hidden' value to 1

- HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE\SOFTWARE\Microsoft\Windows\CurrentVersion\Explorer\Advanced\Folder\Hidden\SHOWALL
Change 'CheckedValue' key to 1

But no matter how many times I changed the values, they would always revert to the ones before.

Having said that, can anyone help please?
 

Answer:Show Hidden Files and Folders Problem

meiatenjou said:



I suspect it's caused by a virusClick to expand...


Have you tried using any sort of Virus scan to back up what you suspect. Changing registry values isn't going to solve a suspected virus problem. If the virus is set to change/modify registry value etc, it will keep doing so until you eliminate it...
Try these:

Trend Micro Housecall

Malwarebytes
Give those two a go and see if they pic up anything.
 

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Greetings people of Tech-Forum~

Before I created this topic, I used the search function to look for a topic similar but didn't find any.

Anyway, I'm having some problem when I go to my folder options and try to change the setting for hidden files/folders. Whenever I set the setting to "show hidden files and folders" and click apply, nothing happens and the setting goes back to the default setting "do not show hidden files and folders".

I searched online and found a method where you go to your system registry (HKEY_LOCAL_MACHINE>Software>Microsoft>Windows>Curr entVersion>explorer>Advanced>Folder>Hidden>SHOWALL) and change the "CheckedValue" key to 1...but this also was a failure and my key goes back to 0.

Could this be a possible virus? I checked out other forums and a lot of them assumed it's a virus. I tried scanning my laptop with the McAfee virus scanner but everything came out clean. I was wondering if anyone has a solution for this?

Answer:Problem with Hidden Files/Folders Option?

Hello,

I would say Virus as well. But McAfee is not a good scanner. So i would try going thru our guide first.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f51/sp...osiris-165828/

Then posting a log in our analyze forum.

http://www.techist.com/forums/f70/

Cheers,
Mak

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Hey guys,
I have suffered from that i want to show all files & folders in folder option, but
result is the same.
no any changes several time applied.
I have installed avg 8.0 network edition,can u please help me to remove this thread ?
thanx a lot
 

Answer:Do not show hidden files & folders problem

I found a blog post that shows a way of fixing your problem using the registry editor (please take care when using this though!!):

http://www.technipages.com/xp-show-hidden-files-and-folders-doesnt-work.html
 

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Hi i am having a peculiar problem in hidden files and folders

The show hidden files and folder option is replaced by 1 how to restore it back

please find the attached jpeg kidly give me a solution
 

Answer:peculiar Problem with hidden files and folders

Welcome to Major Geeks!

This may or may not be a malware problem. Please follow this instructions in this link: Using MGtools

Then attach the requested MGlogs.zip file. See: HOW TO: Attach Items To Your Post
 

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Hi there

What i describe below doesn't always happen but it does lots of times:
let's say I delete a folder.... it will tell me that access is denied, a program is using it.... to solve that, I have to open another folder, or click on an image, then go back to the folder I want to delete, and delete it. That's annoying.

Annoyance #2: Renaming (this is all over the network) here's what I do:

1. Open randomly named folder to check content.
2. Go back up one folder level to rename the folder according to content.
3. ERROR!!! Folder is in use by another program (not specified), please try again
4. Try opening another folder and then going back again to rename originally wanted folder... sometimes it works.
5. Wait 5-10 minutes before renaming.



Okay... no wait!! I just tried to rename a folder without even going into the folder....ERROR!! "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again."

That's very very annoying
W7 ultimate x64
Thanks in advance.

Answer:Renaming and deleting folders and files problem

  
Quote: Originally Posted by antoniomc


Hi there

What i describe below doesn't always happen but it does lots of times:
let's say I delete a folder.... it will tell me that access is denied, a program is using it.... to solve that, I have to open another folder, or click on an image, then go back to the folder I want to delete, and delete it. That's annoying.

Annoyance #2: Renaming (this is all over the network) here's what I do:

1. Open randomly named folder to check content.
2. Go back up one folder level to rename the folder according to content.
3. ERROR!!! Folder is in use by another program (not specified), please try again
4. Try opening another folder and then going back again to rename originally wanted folder... sometimes it works.
5. Wait 5-10 minutes before renaming.



Okay... no wait!! I just tried to rename a folder without even going into the folder....ERROR!! "The action can't be completed because the folder or a file in it is open in another program. Close the folder or file and try again."

That's very very annoying
W7 ultimate x64
Thanks in advance.


Hi AntonioMC! Welcome to SevenForums! Have you got any back-up software running (e.g. Acronis True Image,Norton Ghost etc.)? As this may be using the files.

Thanks,
ZeshanA
If I helped, click the scales above my post and click I Approve.

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I have tried to use several software programs after Ws "Delete" failed. None of the 3rd party programs would remove a folder, only files.

In some cases the file name is too long. Others the path is either too long or invalid.

Very frustrating! TSG is my last resort.

{redoak}
 

Answer:Solved: Can't delete folders that have problem files therein

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Hi!It's quite hard for me to explain what is happening but i'll make a print screen and try to go on from there

Now.Look at how the files are arranged. From Z to A. I want them to be from A to Z. So far the problem looks easy When I change the Arrange Icons By to Name everything is ok (A to Z order) in the folder that i'm looking at. But if i go back to the previous folder or go to some subfolder the files there again are at the starting position (Z to A).No matter how many times I change the arrange icons by -> name, the computer still arranges the icons from Z to A, instead of A to Z. But hold on...there is more This happens only when i browse for files or folders in Browse to window (i mean like when you try to open a file and use "Open In" in the file menu of the program u r using. Like that one on the picture...that kind of window). When I use Windows explorer or My computer to look through my files everything is ok and the arrangement is from A to Z. I really hope someone can understand me

PS: I scan every 4-5 days with ad-aware, spybot and mcafee..so i guess virus or some other bugs are out of the question
 

Answer:Solved: Problem with files and folders arrangement

Found a solution you can try:

With an OPEN or SAVE file dialog box open, click on the "View Menu"
icon at top right just under title bar and select "Details"

Click on "Name" header to put files in proper alpha order.

Hold down CTRL and click on the X (close button) at top right of the
dialog box.

good luck
 

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Hi everyone,

I am experiencing a very annoying problem with Windows 7 files and folders permission.

My computer hard drive consists of 2 partitions: partition C for OS installation (which was previously Vista and now Windows 7) and partition D for my data. After installing Windows 7, I couldn't access partition D any more. I then add a permission for me with the full control option. After that, I could see the contents of the partition. But I couldnt do anything such as renaming or deleting any file and folder easily. If I wanted to do something, I had to right-clicked it and do the same thing as I had done earlier with the partition. And this was really annoying. I couldn't even play a music file without doing so.

Is there any way to solve my problem? Any answer would be very appreciated.

Thanks in advance!

Answer:Problem with Windows 7 files/folders permission

Take Ownership of file - Vista Forums

Use the above to take ownership of the file,then you can do as you like

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Im having a strange problem that only came about recently.

Whenever I move folders from my shared folders ( Users/public/public documents for example) it copies the files instead of just simply moving them. The folders are on the same hard drive/partition so there does not seem to be any reason it should start doing this. I dont know what I could have changed on the computer to cause this to happen either. it is quite a frustrating problem however because large files take a while to transfer when they should be moved instantly.

If anybody could help I would appreciate it.

Thanks
 

Answer:Problem moving files from shared folders.

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Just purchased a very handy multimedia player, but am about to be either highly disappointed or strangely surprised???
While copying files over to the device from my personal desktop computer, everything seemed to run smoothly.
Device driver installed successfully and computer was able to recognise external usb drive etc.
So opened it up in my windows explorer and began copying and pasting some music folders into a folder on the external multimedia player called "audio play"
There was an mp3 sample already in the adio folder on the device and recorded sound files from built in mic. in the device and they played no problem.But as soon as I wanted to see my music I'd just added - nothing, no other folders are visible except any audio recordings and the MP3 sample already on the drive when I bought it.
Why can I see copied folders/files in window explorer but when I remove the device safely from the pc I can't see the files anymore, whats going on, am I being stupid????Someome please help...Mike
 

Answer:problem with digital pmp, can't see music folders or MP3 files on device???????

What's the make and model of the mp3 player?

Do you know if the mp3 files have the proper tags for Artist, Album and Track Title?
 

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Each time I try to import my Eudora personal folders/files into Outlook, the process stops part-way through. I have approx. 100 Mailboxes in Eudora, and some contain folders larger than 100MB. Is the problem software related? How can I import these files successfully?
 

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1.)I cant unhide my hidden files and folders.
Whenever I try to unhide it, it reverts to its initial state by itself when i click apply.

2.)And also I have a problem with msinfo32.
Whenever I try to open msinfo it opens help and support center even when run from command prompt.


And at times when I first boot my system and login into my account (Administrator) desktop is blank only with wallpaper.
There seems to be no icon, no taskbar. Then I used ctrl+alt+del and logoff and relogin.Then desktop gets normal .

I have attached Hijackthis logfile.
[color="#0000FF"]
Logfile of HijackThis v1.99.1
Scan saved at 8:24:47 PM, on 8/25/2007
Platform: Windows XP SP2 (WinNT 5.01.2600)
MSIE: Internet Explorer v6.00 SP2 (6.00.2900.2180)

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\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\svchost.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\spoolsv.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgamsvr.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgupsvc.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgemc.exe
D:\PROGRA~1\Grisoft\AVG7\avgfwsrv.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\isass.exe
C:\Program Files\Common Files\Microsoft Shared\VS7Debug\mdm.exe
C:\SVPRO80\PROGRAM\PICSERV.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\Explorer.EXE
C:\WINDOWS\system32\ctfmon.exe
C:\WINDOWS\system32\soundmix.exe
C:\WINDOWS\ALCWZRD.EXE
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Answer:I cant unhide hidden files and folders,msinfo32 problem

Hi andyarok,

Taken from the 5 step process..


Quote:




NOTE: We are aware that users sometimes seek help from several Forums at the same time. Unfortunately, this can cause confusion and actually wastes time and resources - yours, ours and other Volunteers across the community. If you have already posted at another Forum, please advise us, or them, and choose just one.




http://forums.spywareinfo.com/index....owtopic=104781

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Well, I was working on my cousins computer today. He mentioned a virus alert and some spyware he couldn't get rid of. So I grabbed my copy of Ultimate Boot CD for Windows and headed over. After running Avast!, nothing's found. I ran one more, and it picked up 311 infected files, none of which it could repair, so they were deleted.

Upon rebooting, everything seems peachy. I uninstalled Norton Antivirus and dropped in Free AVG instead. Things seem a bit better, but the problem is when you open My Computer, double clicking the drives does nothing (the drive never opens). Opening My Documents and clicking a file does the same thing... nothing. If I open MS Word and manually use File | Open, I can open the files no problem.

Any ideas what blew up and how to get it back the way it was? If it were my machine, I'd just format it and start over, but unfortunately, that's not an option right now.
 

Answer:Problem opening folders and running files... (Win2k)

Somehow, the associated actions for the folders and files actions are messed up.

Fixing folder associations is fairly straightforward, but fixing drive action associations is a bit trickier.

If you right-click on one of the word files, what options appear on the context menu?

If Open does not appear in bold at teh top of the menu, select the "Open with..." option. Select "Choose program". Click the always use selected program checkbox and select Word from the list.

After that, close word and try double-clicking another Word doc. It should open. If it doesn't, then you still have spyware or other BIG problems.

If that does fix it. Each file type that doesn't open will need to be fixed in a similar manner, or you can download some scripting and reg fixes for a lot of file types supported by XP out of the box here.

I checked the folder association correction file from the above site against my registry entries, and it looks good.

Also, I found a repair registry file for drive associations here. I downloaded the reg file and it looks correct for a base XP install. (I have some additional Roxio stuff from my CD Creator install.)
 

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hi, I am having problem moving any type of files or folders to different place. I cannot even move a file in my document to a folder in my document. can any one help please. I tried setting the admin but that did not resolve it. I am using vista

Answer:Problem moving any type of files or folders to different place

Have you ran any virus scans?

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I have tried repeatedly to import my Eudora folders/files into MS Outlook, but the importing process always breaks down and stops part-way through. I have around 100 Mailbox folders that I want to import, and some are over 100MB in size. Is this a software limitation problem?
 

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