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Windows 7: Arrange Icons by Name

05 May 2011   #11

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
I'm confused

I'm confused.

If you click on Sort by >> Name, the icons arrange in a certain order.
If you click it a 2nd time, the order reverses.
If you click on it a 3rd time, the order reverses again and so on.

It's exactly the same behaviour as columns in Details view in Windows Explorer.

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05 May 2011   #12

Windows 7 Ultimate (x64)

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So. Lets' just say you have one column of icons and the top left row begins with "A" and last icon in that column begins with "Z". You arrange icons again by name and the order is inverted A-Z/Z-A.
That's what I understand as a correct behavior of the "arrange by name" function.

It looks like you want to apply this to a select group of files within a folder. I don't think this is possible in Windows Explorer.
Nope. This is all to do with the desktop icons. So I guess we are all settling for the fact that a right-click, arrange icons by name reverses their order alpha-numerically. A to Z, then Z to A.

Hmm. Just don't know why someone would want to reverse the order of their arranged icons...
Don't forget that the "Desktop" is a folder (actually located in C:\Users\YourUsername\Desktop) and the "icons" are just files (typically shortcuts, *.lnk).
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26 May 2016   #13

32 + 64 Pro + Home + Ultimate

Don't sort by name but by Item Type and your newly created icons should go within the group and Computer or User will stay at the top. Try it. I just did it a bunch of times.
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