Windows 10: Order of desktop icons?

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  1.    02 Jul 2016 #1

    Order of desktop icons?


    I have my desktop icons on this new Win 10 PC set to sort by Name. But they are not!

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    Why is that? Is there something obvious that I'm missing?

    And, supposing they were all sorted exactly by name, does that mean you'd view them by column? IOW, say A-M in the first vertical column, N-T in the next, etc.

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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  2.    02 Jul 2016 #2

    I just looked at the screenshot that you provided and your icons are sorted alphabetically by name.

    How did you want them?
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  3.    02 Jul 2016 #3

    I'm sorry, I see what you mean now.
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  4.    02 Jul 2016 #4

    What do you have your view settings set to? I just did the sort by name and each and every icon sorted alphabetically, except for system icons which all came first.
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  5.    02 Jul 2016 #5

    PJLLB said: View Post
    What do you have your view settings set to? I just did the sort by name and each and every icon sorted alphabetically, except for system icons which all came first.
    See screenshot.
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  6.    03 Jul 2016 #6

    You might have misunderstood PJLLB's question. He asked about your VIEW SETTINGS!!!!
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  7.    04 Jul 2016 #7

    View: Bottom three checkmarked and (as screenshot showed) Small icons selected.

    But why would that be relevant to the Sort Order?

    Anyway, pleased to report that the issue is now, er, sorted. I discovered that there were also items in the \users\public\Desktop as well as in \users\terry\Desktop. I moved them across and now all OK. I also note that any folders are apparently shown first, like the three in my illustration.

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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  8.    04 Jul 2016 #8

    You must have replied within seconds of my first careless reply! See my edit.

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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
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  9.    04 Jul 2016 #9

    Terrypin said: View Post
    You must have replied within seconds of my first careless reply! See my edit.

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    Terry, East Grinstead, UK
    No problem, I'll fix that.
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  10.    04 Jul 2016 #10

    Terry, you still didn't reply to my question. Your screen shot show sort-by options, not view options.
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