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Windows 7: Windows Explorer Organisation

13 Jun 2014   #1
557953

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 
Windows Explorer Organisation

Hi,

Is there any way I can order folders and files how I want them in Windows Explorer? I have seen the basic options we have Alphabetically/Numerically, File Size or Date Modified.
But would be handy if I could just move them into a random order if I want to. I will give an example to be clear as to what I mean.

So lets say I have a bunch of photo's in a folder all called, 001,002,003 ect is there any way I can get them into an order such as

002
007
004
009
001
013
006

Or whichever I order I chose, I used to be able to do this on my Vista Laptop and would very much like to be able to do it again. I tried xplorer2 and didn't find it any better I would really like to stick with Win Explorer if possible as its familiar to me but if I really have to change to get this feature, so be it.
Maybe there are other file managers with similar look and feel to Windows Explorer?

Look forward to reading reply's,

Best Regards,

Jay


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13 Jun 2014   #2
BrendenRea

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

Good day,

I would try any from this list, just remember to uninstall them afterwards if they weren't the solution you were looking for so that your PC doesn't get gunked up!

Best Free File Manager

Good Luck!
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13 Jun 2014   #3
557953

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hi,
Thanks for replying, I take it from you're reply that Windows Explorer cannot be adjusted to provide this feature?

In the mean time will plod thru that list and see if anything does what I need
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13 Jun 2014   #4
BrendenRea

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

From my searches and experience, your best bet will be to individually rename each file so that the photo's will fall in the order you wish. Annoying, I know... But the easiest method I have found isn't to trick the program, yet to work with it.
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13 Jun 2014   #5
557953

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Hmm year that is annoying, Im working thru the list of Programs you linked to before and not having much luck with this one particular feature
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13 Jun 2014   #6
BrendenRea

Windows 7 Home Premium X64
 
 

If you do find one that does what you are looking for, please let me know! the feature would be extremely useful!
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13 Jun 2014   #7
557953

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Not looking good, try using Vista lol
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13 Jun 2014   #8
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

The ability to manually reorder the positions of individual items in an explorer windows was removed in Windows 7.
List of features removed in Windows 7 - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Other file managers may have this feature but I have no idea which ones. It is a feature I have never had any interest in.
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