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Windows 7: Sort Order for folders

06 May 2011   #1

Windows 7 ultimate X64
Sort Order for folders


Somehow my sort order has been changed somehow. On another post I see that it goes to the view tab to change the order, however the view tab is not shown when I open a folder. What I see is "organize, share with, Burn, and new folder.

I would like to change back to normal aphabetical order. How do I do this?



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06 May 2011   #2


Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable - This Tutorial disables Auto Arrange in all folders except Libraries, to allow free sorting.

When you disable Auto Arrange and either move or rename a folder, it will refresh Auto Arrange in that specific moved or renamed folder ONLY, after each time you move or rename it. Auto Arrange is still disabled for that moved or renamed folder, but you will have to arrange the files back to whatever non-auto arranged order you like after moving or renaming the folder.

Here's some additional help:
How to Change the Group By - Sort By - Stack By - Arrange By View in Windows 7 Explorer
My System SpecsSystem Spec
21 Sep 2011   #3

Windows XP Media Center Edition 2005

Because this is directly related to this topic and an opportunity to get this fixed for Windows 8, you can show your support for disabling auto sort and auto arrange for Windows 8 by posting here: MS is listening to feedback for Windows 8 right now.
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