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Putting T.V. series in consecutive order inside folder

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tinycar

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Hi,

 

I have downloaded some t.v. series and am trying to put the episodes in consecutive order inside one folder. 

 

No matter which way I list them, once they are loaded in the folder they scramble out of order.

 

I've heard there is a programme that helps with this but was a bit bamboozled when I googled it.

 

Is there anyone that can steer me in the right direction on how to do this?

 

Thanks :)


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tinycar,

 

What operating system  ? Usually right click in folder, select sort by and group by options. Most of time in a alphabetical order "name"  of file.


Edited by jds63, 26 September 2014 - 03:41 PM.

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Jds63 :

 

Thank you!  I'm running Windows 7 and that was simple.

 

:)  Cheers


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Hang on, I spoke to early. 

 

I tried this in the latest folder and it still lists them out of order.  In the 'Group By' section there is no alphabetical option butI have ticked #, name, date modified, description and many more.

 

They are still out of numerical order. :(


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HI TINYCAR,

 

Your Welcome,

 

Right click empty section of window, mouse over and highlight " Sort by " select "Name"  then also select "Ascending" . That should put in by name in alphabetical order.


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Thanks.

 

The folder is listed as Name and Ascending. 

I have tried to manually change the episode names too, however windows says the file will be damged if I change the name.

 

It must be something to do with the downloading?

 

Cheers anyway :)


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Hi tinycar,

 

Your welcome !

 

Well when you change the name do you see the extension of the file ? Example : .avi , .wmv, .mpeg

Then you are changing that too, make sure not to change the extension, just the name before the Dot.

 

You have a folder view setting to see these extensions, this can be changed.

What operating system ? In windows 8.1 go to the control panel under folder options in view tab make sure to check "Hide Extensions for known file types "

Trying to recall with Windows 7 can find it in the menu bar too if not in control panel.

 

Few ways to change the name, either right click it and select rename or properties.


Edited by jds63, 12 October 2014 - 01:42 PM.

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Number the files so they are in order using

 

01- file name

02 - file name

03 - file name 

through to

09 - file name

 

and so on till you get to 10 (no need for the leading zero) which stays as is. This way they will be in the correct sequence for playing.


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