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Sort order for Win XP file contents


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#1 pinkn0rangegal

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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:03 PM

Hi, What do I need to do (if anything) to change the sorting order when listing the contents of files etc. For example, when I open any given folder to see the contents, I have DETAILS selected as the VIEW type, and when I click on the DATE header for sorting, the items should be sorted chronologically, but they're not...there are files that are out of order.

I tried changing the REGIONAL date formats, and the only one that sorts correctly (using the year 1st) gets too confusing to use, i.e. 09-09-09, or 09-09-29 (yy-mm-dd). It's currently set with the standard mm-dd-yy; but for some reason 11/21/08 is in between 7/16/09 and 6/08/09. Is there a registry entry that I can change? See my jpegs for my sorts to see exactly what I mean.

I have Win XP Home Ed. SP3 and MS Office 2003 SP3.

I await advice :thumbsup: Thank you.

See my jpegs - Click on VIEW ALBUM, then for best view, click on PLAY SLIDESHOW, then you can PAUSE each image to take a look at the lists. You won't see the entire list because the image is big, but you'll see enough to get the idea. Thank you!

Edited by Amazing Andrew, 30 September 2009 - 09:39 PM.


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Posted 30 September 2009 - 09:45 PM

Try View / Arrange Icons by / Name
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Posted 30 September 2009 - 10:36 PM

Thanks. The name sort is fine; but I'm trying to get the date sorting to work, so that the items are shown chronologically. Any help for that :thumbsup:




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