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Windows 7: Explorer Not Sorting Folders Properly

14 Aug 2012   #1
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Explorer Not Sorting Folders Properly

I have 3 folders on my External HDD:
08-03-2012,
08-07-2012 and
08-10-2012.

But, Explorer sorts them as follows:
08-03-2012,
08-10-2012 and
08-07-2012


Any ideas how to get Explorer to sort properly??
James


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14 Aug 2012   #2
Kaktussoft

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Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Is that the name of the folder, the creation date, or last modification date?

Put the listing in "detail" view. Post screenshot
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14 Aug 2012   #3
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

That's the name of the folders.
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14 Aug 2012   #4
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
I have 3 folders on my External HDD:
08-03-2012,
08-07-2012 and
08-10-2012.

But, Explorer sorts them as follows:
08-03-2012,
08-10-2012 and
08-07-2012

Any ideas how to get Explorer to sort properly??
James

Are you sure explorer is sorting them in alphabetical order and not date of last modification?
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14 Aug 2012   #5
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

When I right click my External HDD in Explorer and select 'Sort by' Name and Ascending are selected. I'm assuming alphabetically is by name??
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15 Aug 2012   #6
stubbyhs

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
When I right click my External HDD in Explorer and select 'Sort by' Name and Ascending are selected. I'm assuming alphabetically is by name??
Yeah that sounds right.

I just created these three folders and they sorted fine on my system. Have you tried renaming them to exactly the same thing again?
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15 Aug 2012   #7
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

I fell like a moron.
Actually all these folder have a prefix that i didn't put into my op.
The prefix for all is
"DataFiles"
But one I misspelled as "DateFiles"
I just didn't notice it.

Thanks,
James
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15 Aug 2012   #8
boohbah

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7600
 
 

haha nice one, welcome to the darwin club .
(i'll get colin to introduce himself)
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15 Aug 2012   #9
JamesJ

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Problem is I don't drink or do drugs anymore.
I don't have an excuse!
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15 Aug 2012   #10
Kaktussoft

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bits 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by JamesJ View Post
Problem is I don't drink or do drugs anymore.
I don't have an excuse!
You better take a beer... maybe it helps. Or just listen to what I said... post a screenshot... what you DIDN'T do
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