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    Arranging icons in folder

    I'm operating Win 98 office 2000. I have a folder containing 10 Excel workbook icons with the same title except for the year (starting 1992) When I attempt to arrange by date (view menu), I have no luck. I then manually arrange them starting with 1992, but when I come back, my arrangement is all mixed up again.

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    Re: Arranging icons in folder

    Where are these icons, on your desktop [img]/w3timages/icons/hairy.gif[/img]or a folder in Explorer [img]/w3timages/icons/yikes.gif[/img] ?

    The '(view menu)' is in Windows Explorer, select the View on the menu, then arange Icons, by date.
    This will arrange them by the date times stamp of the file, NOT the file name. So if you saved the 1998 file after you saved the 1995 file, the sort would be newest first, which is 1995, 1998.
    Hope this helps.[img]/w3timages/icons/aflame.gif[/img][img]/w3timages/icons/aflame.gif[/img]

    Now running HP Pavilion a6528p, with Win7 64 Bit OS.

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    Re: Arranging icons in folder

    Sorry, the icons are in a folder in My Documents.

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    Re: Arranging icons in folder

    Sort, Name, Ascending.

    Assuming the only difference is the year and you are using full 4 digit years, then they should be the order you want (1992,1993,...,2001)

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    Re: Arranging icons in folder

    I agree but they are not and that is why I'm stumped. My icons are in this order-2001 Bloom, 2000 Bloom, 1999 Bloom, 1998 Bloom, 1993 Bloom, 1994 Bloom, 1992 Bloom, 1997 Bloom, 1996 Bloom, 1996 Bloom. I click on the view menu and select Arrange icons by Date. Nothing changes!

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    Re: Arranging icons in folder

    No no.
    You want to select "View|Arrange Icons|By Name", not "View|Arrange Icons|By Date".

    As Dave mentioned previously, View|By Date is an arbritary and unpredictable order. The year embedded in your file name gives you the correct logical order.

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    Re: Arranging icons in folder

    Thanks, that did it. I guess I have to learn the difference between name and date.

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