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Let me put my icons where I want!!!

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Ok, so I have this random folder called "stuff". As the name implies, it has a lot of random stuff in it. In includes folders, shortcuts, images, .exe's, etc. I want them sorted the way I want them sorted. Apparently that isn't an option (if it is, please enlighten me). At a bare minimum, I'd like them sorted by name only.

Currently, even if I go to the advanced options for file sorting and check off nothing but name... they're still sorted by type. No matter what I do, they're always sorted by type first. The folders are always listed first, the shortcuts next, and the actual files last. This is annoying because many of the shortcuts are shortcuts to folders, and I don't like having to locate these out of order.

IIRC, XP let me put files in any order I damn well pleased. Why won't W7 let me do this?
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So I'm guessing right clicking in the folder and going sort by and then name isn't working?

Also make sure it isn't grouping by anything I guess
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Nope, that doesn't work either. It always sorts by type first and name second.

They aren't grouped at all.
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Are you saying that you are in Windows Explorer with your stuff folder hightlighted and on the left, the contents of the stuff folder is listed on the right. On the right on the top you click on name and it does not sort everything by name. Keep in mind that all folders in the stuff folder will be listed first and all files will be listed under the folders, but if you click on name the two groups should be sorted by name.
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