Change numeric sort order for Desktop

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  1. Paula in MN

    Paula in MN New Member

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    I'll try to explain this as well as I can. I save a lot of folders on my desktop. For the most part they are sorted alphabetically, from A to Z, with no problem.

    For the last several months, if something is named numerically, they are saved backwards. In other words, if I have files named 001, 002, 003 instead of showing up in 001-002-003 sort order, they show up in 003-002-001 sort order.

    How do I change this back to the original 001-002-003 sort order?
     
  2. davehc

    davehc Microsoft MVP
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    Just sort them again.
     
  3. Paula in MN

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    I've done that, repeatedly. It doesn't work.

    It seems as if there is a default sort order somewhere for the desktop and I am not able to find it or fix it.
     
  4. davehc

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    Right click the desktop - "Sort By..
     

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