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Windows 7: Arranging Files In A Folder

18 Sep 2010   #1
dogwalkman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 
Arranging Files In A Folder

I have a folder containing song titles from a CD. I would like to rearrange the titles in my own way, not alphabetically, as happens automatically. How can I customize the folder so that the files will be in the order that I place them and will not revert to alphabetically when the folder is reopened? Thanks.


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18 Sep 2010   #2
richc46

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Windows 10, Home Clean Install
 
 

Changes the names
Rather than me at zoo
Robert at zoo etc

1me at zoo
2robert at zoo etc

Use numbers before the name.
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18 Sep 2010   #3
Tometo

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

or you can use the details view and choose what data for the files to see. You can sort the files by whatever criteria you want - asuming there is media information stored in the files.
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18 Sep 2010   #4
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Welcome to SevenForums. I just looked at what I could do with some of my folders and thats a tough question so far. Must be a easy way. I will keep looking. This is what I did see. You can add a tag to each file such so that you can sort the folder by tags.

Found this might be what you need dogwalkman
Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable
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18 Sep 2010   #5
Edsaid

 

"...I would like to rearrange the titles in my own way, not alphabetically,..."

As they are songs, you should not interfere with the titles so in a simple files folder they will take a fixed order automaticaly. Create a library in Windows Media Player where you can set the play order - if that is what you want - any way you like.

You can also number them in the order you want. I.e. right click and Change Name. Prefix 01-, 02- and so on will give you 99 in the order you choose. 001- will give 999.
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19 Sep 2010   #6
dogwalkman

Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
 
 

Thanks all for your help.
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19 Sep 2010   #7
myzr7

Windows 7 Ulti. x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by dogwalkman View Post
Thanks all for your help.
Did you try the disable auto arrange that I linked you to in my post?
Thanks goes to Brink of course for his tutorial on this very subject of auto aranging. I also like to thank the Thread Starter dogwalkman for posting this. My brother asked me for a solution for this very thing just last week and now I can email him the answer. He was making a slideshow in Windows DVD Maker and couldn't get his pictures to stay in the order that he wanted.
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