Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.


Windows 7: Sorting problem

05 Oct 2009   #1
dharmil007

WINDOWS 7 ULTIMATE 64-BiT
 
 
Sorting problem

i Used to be a xp user a lot.
Now from about 2-3 months i m using WINDOWS 7.
But there is 1 problem in WINDOWS 7 of which i cant find any solution.
Maybe here somebody can answer this.

i have problem in sorting order.
in xp if there were around 100 folders & if we wanted to GROUP THEM BY NAME, then it would group folders starting with different letters differently.
eg. all folders starting with LETTER A, would be grouped under A, all folders starting with LETTER B, would be grouped under B, & so on.

BUT IN SE7EN, i cant find such option.When i try to group by name ALL FOLDERS STARTING & RANGING FROM A - H groups together & rest together.
i Want SORTING LIKE xp.

HOW DO I DO THAT THING ??
if THATS NOT POSSIBLE THEN MAY BE THERE COULD BE SOME TWEAK or TRICK or SOMETHING.

PlS. HELP ME OUT


My System SpecsSystem Spec
.
05 Oct 2009   #2
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

why is everyone getting so emotional lately? caps lock means yelling, and its not nice.

this way of grouping has been present since vista. And, after an 'internet search', it appears that there is no option to make it XP style. Which sucks, it really should be an option as it is useful with large collections.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #3
sergiogarcia9

 

Is doesnt help using caps
My System SpecsSystem Spec
.

05 Oct 2009   #4
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Isn't putting the whole lot in Alphabetical order the same thing? Without those dumb boxes with the very obvious labels (A: B: etc.)
My System SpecsSystem Spec
05 Oct 2009   #5
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by davehc View Post
Isn't putting the whole lot in Alphabetical order the same thing? Without those dumb boxes with the very obvious labels (A: B: etc.)
with the block labels, you can click on them and select every item beginning with that letter. With the new way you have to hold shift and do it yourself
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2009   #6
davehc
Microsoft MVP

Vista and now 7 in 32 and 64 bit.
 
 

Not clear on that. I,ll take your word for it. I have mine only in alphabetical order. If I want to look at one I just click it. Can't think why I would want to select, for example, all the "As". Obviously I am missing something in this thread so I,ll back out.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
06 Oct 2009   #7
antt

Windows 7 build 7100 x86
 
 

lol never back down unless its something to do with a woman.
I can't really think of a situation either, but I'm sure someone uses it
My System SpecsSystem Spec
04 Dec 2009   #8
minimog34

windows 7
 
 

Hé dharmil007

Have you succeeded in turning off this awful sorting option?
If you've could you please post the answer?

Because I've got my files sorted from a to z and that is all mest up because of windows 7.
My System SpecsSystem Spec
Reply

 Sorting problem




Thread Tools




Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
File Sorting Problem
Ive just discovered a new problem. In Win XP All my Movie file clips were sorted by Name ie: Dandy, Dandy (1), Dandy (2). Now this dang Win 7 is sorting them Dandy (1), Dandy (2), Dandy. NOW the first clip is Last. How the heck could MS change sorting after years the first way. AHHHH!
General Discussion
Problem properly sorting contents in download folder.
So I downloaded some mp3 files onto my computer and they all ended up in the download folder. I didn't see that as a problem until I realized that something related to downloading sound files in that specific directory must have changed the sorting options at the top so instead of the regular...
General Discussion
Windows live mail sorting problem
Hello, I have just installed windows live mail. I notice that I have storage folders at the bottom. There is all my old emails message stored there. The problem is that they appear in the list after the following folders: drafts, sent items, deleted items...It is really annoying. Each time I...
Browsers & Mail
Sorting various tracks in WMP
I would like to put all my single tracks (where there is no whole album) into one album in Windows Media Library. I know there is an option to set "Various artits" under the album artist for all these tracks, and to set a real artist under the contributing artists, so that would made WMP to keep it...
Music, Pictures & Video
sorting files
In Vista I could sort files by date, type etc... How can I do that on the Windows 7 system? Thank you John
Software
Sorting in Explorer
This might belong in Customization, but i'm not sure so i'll give it a shot. In Explorer (specifically My Pictures) i have a bunch of folders. If i say, for example, sort one folder by date they ALL sort by date. If, for example i have one in details, they are ALL in details, if i have one in Large...
General Discussion


Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

© Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 22:29.
Twitter Facebook Google+ Seven Forums iOS App Seven Forums Android App