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Old 04-02-2020, 07:47 AM   #1
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Help please. I need to save documents in a certain order. For ex.

2019 1040 form A
2019 1040 form A instr
2019 1040 pub 502
2019 1040 pub 502 instr

What I get is this.

2019 1040 form A instr
2019 1040 form A
2019 1040 pub 502 instr
2019 1040 pub 502

Lines 2 and 4, which are longer, show up before lines 1 and 3. I have tried to insert a hyphen, with and without spaces (A - instr, A-instr) and it makes no difference.
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Assuming you've created a tax folder: https://www.howto-connect.com/change...er-windows-10/
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Are you sure your sort by name in File Explorer is in the proper order?

All it takes is the accidental clicking on the header of the name column, and the sort order flips from ascending to descending or vice versa.
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André, thank you for replying.
When using a variety of punctuation didn't work, I did try clicking on the header just to make sure it wasn't something I missed. I went from Windows 3 to 10, about a year ago & am still not completely familiar with the differences.
If you look at my example, the file names ARE sorting correctly, in alphabetical order. I expected that if two file names started out identically, same first two words, but one had more text after the first two words, the shorter name would appear first.
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Corday,
I did read the info in the link, and I checked out all the options listed very thoroughly, to be sure I didn't miss something. No such thing. I had a screen shot of my doc names starting out identically to show you but I can't figure out how to do it. Doesnt matter. I can type what I have again so that you can see that once there is more text in the name, the longer name shows up first. I cannot find anything, anywhere that allows me to change or override that.
What I have is this:
2019 taxes - 1040 instr
2019 taxes - 1040
2019 taxes - 1040A instr
2019 taxes - 1040A

What I WANT is this:
2019 taxes - 1040
2019 taxes - 1040 instr
2019 taxes - 1040A
2019 taxes - 1040 instr
I think I've come up with a work-around since my docs are in pairs - I can add 1 & 2 in the middle & that will work. BUT, I SHOULDN'T HAVE TO.
You would think that what I'm trying to do isn't a difficult thing for a programmer to come up with.
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What you show is a typical ascending/descending order flip.

You are absolutely correct that if you have two folders with exactly the same name up to the point where additional characters follow, the one with additional characters should sort after the other in a standard ascending sort. In a standard ascending sort files will appear after the folders, and all are sorted alphabetically.

In a descending sort, files will show up, in reverse alphabetical order, ahead of the file folders, also in reverse alphabetical order.

See the screen shots, and what I have highlighted as far as the Name column being used for the sort order, and which way the arrow points for each respective sort type.
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Using the link I posted in #2, did you uncheck SIZE? Also, do you mean you went from Word 2003 to 2010?

EDIT: Since there was a post while I was typing, go with that first.
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