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Tech tip #13 referred to the "Details" mode of
viewing the files and folders on your disks.
The advantage of "Details" is that you can hunt for
things by not just the name but by the type of file (such as
"doc"), by its size or the date it was last used.
You can also sort any of the four columns by double (left
or "normal") clicking any of the column headings.
Let us say you knew what date you created a file but the list is in
alphabetical order. You can
resort it in date order by double clicking the Date column heading.
The first double click will sort the column in descending sequence
(newest at top) USUALLY (it depends on what order you left date in the
last time you did this). The
second double click will reverse the previous sequence.
Try it with size. Open
My Computer and double click on the C drive icon.
Change View to Details. Find
the Size column. Double click
on it. The list should now
show you all the folders. After
that you should see all the files on your C drive "root" (not in
any particular folder) sorted from smallest to largest.
Double click it again and you should see the files listed from
largest to smallest (remembering that this sequence may be inverted if you
have done this before).
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