- Opening My Computer
- Opening the My Documents Folder
- Opening the My Pictures Folder
- Opening the My Music Folder
- Selecting a Folder
- Navigating Folders
- Changing the Window View
- Sorting the Contents of a Window
- Choosing Content Details
- Grouping Icons
- Creating a New Folder
- Displaying the Folders List
- Copying Folders
- Moving Folders
- Renaming Folders
- Deleting Folders
- Changing the Folder Options
Sorting the Contents of a Window
You sort the contents of a window so that you can more easily find the folders and files you want. Windows enables you to arrange the contents of a window by name, type, date, and size. All views show the sort, but the change is most apparent in Details view.
Open the window you want to sort. In this case, the window is displayed in Detail view so that you can see the results of sorting.
Click View, Arrange Icons By and choose the sort order you want (in this case, Modified).
Windows sorts the files in the selected order. For example, this view shows the files sorted by modification date. Note the sort column is indicated with shading and an icon in the heading.