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How can I rearrange photos in my pictures?

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    windows 8.1

    How can I rearrange photos in my pictures?


    I have just bought a new sony vaio laptop and I am operating windows 8.1
    I have downloaded all my holidays photos into a folder, however, I want to rearrange them in a different order. I am unable to do this as the photos are being arranged in date & time order....and I cannot seem to change this. I have even 'renamed' the photos in the numerical order that I want, but the computer returns them back to date & time order. Can anyone help me resolve this please? Thanks very much for your help

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    Hi Superspud80,
    Did you try these:
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64


    Right click on an empty space and select Sort by->Name as shown:

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    Quote Originally Posted by topgundcp View Post
    Right click on an empty space and select sort by->Name as shown:
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    Same thing.
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    windows 8.1

    Thanks!!


    Thanks very much to everyone who replied, as a result of your help I've managed to solve my problem. cheers
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    Glad we helped you .
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    windows 8.1


    Hi, I tried to implement the help you gave me, however the following problem occurred.
    In the pictures file/folder I was able to rearrange them in the order I wanted, as instructed by you. However, when I returned to my pictures library, they were still in the original order, they hadn't updated the changes in the pictures file/folder.
    Any ideas?
    Thanks for your help,
    Superspud
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    These are two different locations. You would need to set the folder view in the library as well. Do note that all included folders in a library will share the same folder view in that library.

    If you like, you could use the tutorial below to set the folder view in your Pictures folder, and apply to all folders that use the same folder template.

    https://www.eightforums.com/tutorials...ndows-8-a.html
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    W10 x64 pro and W10 x86


    I found renaming and putting a number in front of each worked well. I did this in Vista and carried it over to W7 and W8.1
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