Windows Explorer Inconsistent Behavior RRS feed

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  • Can anyone explain to me how Windows Explorer works, and if it can be controlled?

    I take a lot of photos, which I save into various folders. I rename them using my own particular protocol.

    Sometimes when I rename photos, they jump to the “proper” alphabetical location. To clarify: All photos in a folder are named IMGxxx, each with a different number. If I re-name a photo “Alfred” it jumps above all <st1:stockticker>IMG</st1:stockticker> photos. If I re-name it “Kelly” it jumps to the end of all <st1:stockticker>IMG</st1:stockticker> photos, etc. etc. Other times the re-named photos stay where they are, without regard to alphabetical order. Whichever behavior happens is consistent within a folder, AT THAT TIME.

    I then load the photos, five at a time, starting with the first photos in the folder, into Photo Shop for any necessary adjustment. I save them using CTRL S (so they are saved into the same folder); as well as saving them a second time into another folder.

    Sometimes the modified photos are still at the top of the folder; other times they have moved to the end.

    Who can explain this and whether it can be controlled?

    • Changed type tracycai Monday, March 4, 2013 8:22 AM
    Monday, February 25, 2013 3:02 AM

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  • If you hit f5 then things will sort properly.

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    Monday, February 25, 2013 6:25 PM
  • Hi,

    It is because the files are organized by Name. You can take the following steps to sort your files:
    1. Open the folder or library that you want to sort.
    2. Right-click an empty space, point to Sort by, and then click a property (such as Tags).
    3. If you don't see the property you're looking for in the Sort by menu, click More to add additional properties.
    More information, please see:

    Tracy Cai
    TechNet Community Support

    Tuesday, February 26, 2013 6:44 AM