My Documents Folders have a mind of their own!!!

By Jelvis ยท 8 replies
Sep 11, 2005
  1. I have a simple question..why do you my folders in 'my documents' move around automatically?
    I've arranged them just how I want then when i access them from somewhere else or sometimes I think even when I dont access them, they just move to a different place in my documents.
    Does anyone know how to sort this problem?
  2. IronDuke

    IronDuke TS Rookie Posts: 856

    Are they just arranging themselves alphabetically?
  3. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    r u using a company's laptop or some crap pc in network or domain?

    may be u r using a roaming profile
  4. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    In Explorer click on the column-headers: Name for A-Z, Name again for Z-A, Date old-new, Date again for new-old, etc.
  5. greenflash

    greenflash TS Rookie Posts: 100

    sorry but i cant clearly understand what u mean RBS

    could u pls tell us step by step

    Do we use this in My documents folder?
    sorry for my stupid mind ;)
  6. RealBlackStuff

    RealBlackStuff TS Rookie Posts: 6,503

    Click on the title above the column (e.g. Name) to sort the files by Name, A first, Z last, click on Name again and the opposite sort takes place, Z first, A last.
  7. ChineseTechie

    ChineseTechie TS Rookie Posts: 85

    I don't really understand your concern


    What do you mean by move around automatically?? You mean they are the same folders but just sorted differently?? Or you mean the hyarchie of your folders changed??

  8. Jelvis

    Jelvis TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Sorry everyone for why I didnt reply sooner.
    What I mean is when i click on my documents, I expect to see folders in places where I personally put them. I have a folder called 'downloads' and thats one of the main ones that moves around to a different place in my documents because I use this file a lot. The folder is still there and works fine, its just its not where I put it so I have to look for it every time.
    I just cant see what can be causing this since the only option I have on is align to grid in the view menu.
  9. howard_hopkinso

    howard_hopkinso TS Rookie Posts: 24,177   +19

    Open the my documents folder, and click on view, and select arrange icons by.
    Select modified. Now whatever way you arrange them, they should stay where you put them.

    Regards Howard :grinthumb
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