Puglife (Banned) Mar 4, 2014 @ 12:50pm
Win 7 automatically orginazes the items in folder
I added a items to a folder and I had them in the exact order that I wanted them, but when I closed the folder all the items went into Alpabetical order, which is not what I wanted. How can I stop this from Happening?
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_I_ (Banned) Mar 4, 2014 @ 12:53pm 
pick on views -> details
sort by date
Puglife (Banned) Mar 4, 2014 @ 1:14pm 
Originally posted by _I_:
pick on views -> details
sort by date
Yea, but I dont want to sort it by date either. I want the items to stay in the exactorder that I put them in the folder.
TeKraken Mar 4, 2014 @ 1:20pm 
What are the file types?
Some files can be rated in their properties and then sorted by that rating.
Puglife (Banned) Mar 5, 2014 @ 11:23am 
They are PDF files
_I_ (Banned) Mar 5, 2014 @ 11:33am 
or you can rename them, 1 - .... ect..
Bad_Motha Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:21pm 
If u want a precise/exact order, then I would rename them and add ### at the beginning, then simply sort by Name. Or some other method that works for you.

Another way (most people forget is there) is that you have "Sort by" and "Group by" options in each folder. Easy way to get to that is when folder is open, hit ALT key, then click on View. Notice SORT and GROUP options. Each one of those has a "More" option. From in there you can select to add more available selections via checkboxes. Perhaps something in there will work for you.

If it is school or work related, most likely "Sort by Date" might work best. As a means of re-sorting them by Date in either Desending/Assending order.
Last edited by Bad_Motha; Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:21pm
Puglife (Banned) Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:36pm 
Here is a short list of the items so I can give a better idea of what I am trying to do. Adding Numbers to the items is not ideal since I will be sending these files to clients and since I have counter offer one and two and Addendums one and two, it will be confusing.

Counter offer 1
Counter offer 2
Addendums 1-2

I want to be able to keep the items in this order, but maybe I can't. Would be very dissapointed in Win 7 if I couldnt do that
Bad_Motha Mar 5, 2014 @ 1:45pm 
Any OS is going to have this "sorting" issue. U have a ton of options there, learn to use them and what all is there.
HK (Banned) Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:09am 
Place the number you want for each at the beginning and it will list them accordingly. That's all there is to it. I had to do that with folders I listed in the names of the months of the year and it kept listing them alphabetically. I put #'s in front, from 1-12 and it worked. 1-Jan, 2-Feb and the like.
Last edited by HK; Mar 6, 2014 @ 4:10am
SameToken Mar 15, 2014 @ 3:41pm 
Allowing user-indexed files and displaying them in that order would be a slow process, instead the OS will quickly order according to predefined data. Using number sequences at the start indeed seems like your best bet.
Last edited by SameToken; Mar 15, 2014 @ 3:41pm
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