August 28, 2003

XP Tip

Here’s a Windows XP tip that I never knew about until I saw it in a TechRepublic newsletter I got today.

While the Details view is a great way to look at your data files, Windows XP offers another view that, in many circumstances, can make it even easier to manage your collection of data files: the Show In Groups view.

To enable the Show In Groups view, follow these steps:

  1. Launch Windows Explorer.
  2. Go to View | Arrange Icons By | Show In Groups.

This view setting divides Windows Explorer’s displays into sections with headers that correspond to the sort option that you’ve selected. For example, if you’ve sorted files by Name, XP will group them alphabetically by letter. If you’ve sorted files by Date Modified, XP will group them by time, such as Yesterday, Earlier This Week, Last Week, etc. You can easily change the group sort order by clicking a different column header.

It’s just another one of those little-used features that gives XP a smooth, polished feel.

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  1. Stepford says:

    That one is really neat, thanks.

    Posted August 30, 2003 @ 5:40 am

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