Windows 7 provides users with the ability to create and manage shortcuts to files, folders, and other applications. This can be useful for quickly accessing frequently used programs and documents, but it can also become quite cluttered, especially if the user has many shortcuts scattered around the desktop. To help keep the desktop organized, Windows 7 provides the ability to sort the shortcuts in relation to folders.
When a folder is opened in Windows Explorer, it will typically display the contents of the folder in alphabetical order. However, if there are shortcuts in the folder, they are not included in this alphabetical order; rather, they are displayed after the folders and files. This means that if the user has many shortcuts, they can become scattered throughout the list, making it difficult to find them quickly.
Fortunately, Windows 7 provides a way to change the sorting of the shortcuts in relation to the folders. To do this, the user must open the folder in Windows Explorer and then select the “Tools” menu and then “Folder Options…”. From here, the user can select the “View” tab and then choose the “Show All Files” option. This will display all of the files, folders, and shortcuts, and the user can then click the “Sort by Name” option to sort the shortcuts in relation to the folders.
Once this is done, the shortcuts will now be displayed in the correct order in relation to the folders. This can be very useful for IT administrators who need to quickly find a shortcut or file and do not want to have to search through a long list of folders and files. It can also be helpful for users who have many shortcuts and need to quickly find the one they are looking for.
Windows 7 provides a great way for users to easily keep their desktop organized by sorting their shortcuts in relation to the folders. This can be particularly useful for IT administrators who need to quickly locate a file or shortcut, as well as for users who have many shortcuts and need to quickly find the one they are looking for. By making use of the “Show All Files” and “Sort by Name” options in Windows Explorer, users can easily keep their shortcuts organized and make sure they are displayed in the correct order.