Windows 10: set items in order i want

  1.    02 Dec 2015 #1

    set items in order i want

    In the documents folder I have a folder called my tournament games
    In that folder I have my chess tournament games
    I cannot find how to manually set the order myself
    I want to put them in order by dragging and dropping or whatever way is available, so far I have not been able to do so.
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  2.    02 Dec 2015 #2

    The ability to manually reorder files in folders existed in Windows XP. Later versions of Windows don't have that feature immediately available to the user. You can manually arrange items on desktop, but not in file folders as displayed by File Explorer.

    That feature can be restored in later version of Windows by making some manual registry tweaks, so I guess there must be a similar registry hack for Windows 10.

    And here it is: Auto Arrange in Folders - Enable or Disable in Windows 10 - Windows 10 Forums

    Other than that the only thing you can do in file folders is change sorting modes: by name, by time etc. (and similarly - grouping modes, but that's a different story). So, if you really want to manually influence the order in which your files are displayed, one workaround would be to rename them: give them prefixes like '01...', '02 ...', '03...' etc. and then switch to "sort by name" mode.
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  3. Ztruker's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro X64 17134.191
       03 Dec 2015 #3

    You can also look at alternatives to File Explorer.

    For example: Best Alternative File Managers For Windows - TechRegar
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