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mccauley
06-12-2008, 05:06 AM
I am using Windows XP Pro and am trying to find the option to tell my computer not to sort files in a folder so they stay in the order that I copy them onto that folder.

I mwant it just for particular folders so for instance when I copy CD tracks to a folder it doesn't rearrange the file names into alpha order or file size or whatever and I can just tell it not to sort the files.

I thought there was an option in Windows Explorer/View/Arrange icons by for "do not arrange" but there isn't.

I find when I copy a CD it then sorts the tracks into alpha order, which I don't want - I want them in the same order as they are on the original CD

CYaBro
06-12-2008, 07:21 AM
I've never see that option before.
You just have to be a bit more clever when naming your files so that they sort in the order you want.
Whenever I do a CD I name the tracks with

01 - Track Name
02 - Track Name
03 - Track Name
etc etc

gary67
06-12-2008, 08:54 AM
I've never see that option before.
You just have to be a bit more clever when naming your files so that they sort in the order you want.
Whenever I do a CD I name the tracks with

01 - Track Name
02 - Track Name
03 - Track Name
etc etc

X2 it's the easiest way and then go to view arrange by track number

plod
06-12-2008, 09:08 AM
Can you not get the folder to sort the items by date? If you can that will keep them in the order you put them in.