Folder grouped by name 0-999, A-H, I-P, Q-Z instead of a,b,c etc

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Ken Smith, Mar 24, 2008.

  1. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    I would like to group all my folders AND files under individual alphabetical
    letters when 'grouping by name'. It would seem that I can't do this with
    Vista.

    Unless you know different. Any advice would be very welcome.

    Thanks,

    Ian
     
    Ken Smith, Mar 24, 2008
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    Bob Guest

    In Details View right click any header and select More. Add the Type column.
    Click the Type header. Click the Name header. This will result in Folders
    sorted a-z and Files sorted a-z.
     
    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
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  3. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    Thanks for you quick reply Bob. Unfortunately it doesn't work. They are
    still grouped in groups of letters and not individual letters.

    1. In Details View right click any header and select More. - done
    2. Add the Type column. - done
    3. Click the Type header. - done
    4. Click the Name header. - done
    5. This will result in Folders sorted a-z and Files sorted a-z. - done, but
    they are still listed as 0-9, A-H, etc. I don't want them grouped like 0-9,
    A-H. I want all files and folders grouped under A, then B, then C, etc

    Any more thoughts?
     
    Ken Smith, Mar 24, 2008
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  4. Ken Smith

    Bob Guest

    As a workaround move the files with numerical names to a subfolder.
     
    Bob, Mar 24, 2008
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  5. Ken Smith

    PaulB Guest

    I might be missing something but how can a file or folder that begins with a
    number be catagorized under a letter? What is it you want the sort to be?
     
    PaulB, Mar 25, 2008
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  6. I don't think he's worried about numeric names. He wants 26 alpha groups,
    A,B,C,...Y,Z instead of the default 3. As far as I know, there's no way to
    accomplish this.

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    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]
     
    Keith Miller \(MVP\), Mar 25, 2008
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  7. Ken Smith

    Bob Guest

    Subfolders?
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    Bob, Mar 25, 2008
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  8. You'd have to ask the OP. Grouping is handy. When I go looking in
    System32, I group by type & collapse the groups I'm not interested in.
    Makes the view more manageable.

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    Good Luck,

    Keith
    Microsoft MVP [Windows Shell/User]



     
    Keith Miller \(MVP\), Mar 25, 2008
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  9. Ken Smith

    Bob Guest

    I suggested subfolders to the OP but he didn't respond.

     
    Bob, Mar 25, 2008
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  10. Ken Smith

    Ken Smith Guest

    I have a folder with mp3 files and folders in it. I want to keep the folders
    under artist title but I have some mp3 files that are named by song title I
    haven't yet assigned folders to yet.

    All I want to do is have it like Windows XP can do it. Grouped in to 26
    folders (A-Z) with what ever numbered or 'lettered' file or folder in those
    groups. Keith has very kindly told me that Vista cannot do this. I have to
    have 3 broad groups if I want them grouped by name.

    Problem solved. Thanks all.


     
    Ken Smith, Mar 26, 2008
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