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Windows 7: Files in folder don't stay alphabetic when working with them

09 Jul 2014   #1
wildchild1954

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Files in folder don't stay alphabetic when working with them

I have Office 2007 Word and every time I open a file to work on it when I save and close it it has gone to the end of a long list of files. Let me see if I can explain this. I work making ebooks and I create them in RTF format in Word chapter by chapter then combine them all and convert to epub format using another program. So I have a folder with the book title and inside that is a lot of chapter files titled like this:

Book Title - Chapter 01, Book Title - Chapter 02, Book Title - Chapter 03, Book Title - Chapter 04, etc.

As an example here I'm only going to use those four files. If I open and work on Book Title - Chapter Two, save, and close it the Windows Explorer window will now have the files as Book Title - Chapter 01, Book Title - Chapter 03, Book Title - Chapter 04, and Book Title - Chapter 02.

I have all of my folders set to sort by Name, Ascending and if I open Windows Explorer that's how they all show up. But if I so much as open a file, click Enter, then backspace, save it, close it, the file has moved to the very end of the file listing. I need the dang things to stay put so it's easier to find the chapter I'm going to be working with next. Does anyone know how to make this happen? I'd really appreciate some help. Normally the current file I've been working with is highlighted so I can just go to the next one but if I have to use F5 to get them back in order the highlighting is gone.

I have included 2 attachments showing what I mean. In the first one I have just opened the containing file. The second one shows the Explorer window after I have opened a file, worked on it, Saved, and closed it.




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09 Jul 2014   #2
Ztruker

Windows 10 Pro X64
 
 

Make sure on View, Sort by is set to Name. Looks like it set to something else. Also check View / Group by is set to Name.
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09 Jul 2014   #3
wildchild1954

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

The only View I know how to get to is by right-clicking inside the window and that just give me a list of how my icons can show up. I know my Sort is set to Name, Ascending. Can you tell me how to find this View and Group View you mentioned?
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09 Jul 2014   #4
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Context Menu

One way to activate "Group by" is to use the Context menu option.
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09 Jul 2014   #5
wildchild1954

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

OK, I found the View on the menu bar and the Sort By is set to Name, Ascending there. I do not want my files sorted into groups. I want them kept the way they are. I did try setting the Group sort to name though and still had the same problem with the file moving to the end of the list. As you can see from my attachments earlier I keep my files as Large Icons. I have some vision problems that don't allow me to use the list, details, or smaller icon settings. Is there any way to set the Windows Explorer back to XP format? My files all stayed where they were supposed to in XP!
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09 Jul 2014   #6
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 

As a "quick and dirty" workaround, you could press the F5 key to refresh Windows Explorer.
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09 Jul 2014   #7
wildchild1954

Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 

Normally the current file I've been working with is highlighted so I can just go to the next one but if I have to use F5 to get them back in order the highlighting is gone.
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