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How to sort the contents of Libraries > Documents?

  1. #11

    Thanks for your efforts.

    Note that my configuration conflicts with the statement in your tutorial:

    7. You will now notice that the order of the included folders of the library has changed to what you arranged them in step 4 for the navigation pane and in the library (if grouped by folder).

    Here are the reasons:

    • My screenshot above shows that the folders at the left are in the order in which I inserted them from Users\<myusername>. But the folders at the right are in ascending ASCII sequence.
    • I then manually unlinked the three folders at the left, and re-inserted them in the sequence that I wanted.
    • I then discovered the Home > Properties dialog. As an experiment, I dragged the left folders to some different sequence. The right folders did not change in sympathy.

    A possible reason for the conflict is that I have never been able to find the option that will "enable or disable auto arrange", as is mentioned by other posters to this thread. I suspect that if I could find this setting, it might be the converse of your setting.

    Anyway, I've achieved my objective, so all's well that ends well

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  2. #12

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    64-bit Windows 10

    It appears that when you disable auto arrange, it will no longer auto arrange the order of the included folders in the library, and only in the navigation pane.

    I've made a note in the tutorial for this.
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