What to do when your file folders are upset

Q. I discovered that all of the contents of one of my largest file folders had somehow been spilled. Subfolders of the main folder are now at the bottom of the list, and individual documents at the top.
Is there an easy way to rearrange files and documents to where they were before?

A. When viewing your files and folder in File Explorer, you have several options for viewing folder items.

If you look at the top, you’ll see headers showing things like name, date modified, type, and size.

If you click on one of these headers, the content will be sorted by that header.

For example, if you click Size, it will display your files from smallest to largest. Click Size again and it will sort your files from largest to smallest.

You can do this with any of the headers. I often sort by date modified so I can see my new files and folders first.

To return to where you were before, click Name and the contents will be sorted by file and folder names. If reversed, click Name again to appeal.

Q. I need a basic program to watch videos on my PC. Can you recommend something that does a good job and is easy to use?

A. For simply viewing video files on a PC, nothing compares to VLC Media Player by VidoeLAN.

VLC Media Player is a very compact and easy to install application which will allow you to play video files in digital format like MP4 or MKV as well as play videos from DVD player on your PC.

There are versions of the app for Windows, Mac and Linux and can be downloaded from www.videolan.org.

Another application to consider is InfranView. What I like about this program is that while it plays video files, it will also allow you to view just about any image file you can find and do some basic editing.

I like this program for creating slideshows as well as optimizing images for email and posting to the web.

You can download it from www.irfanview.com.

Both of these apps are free, but I urge you to consider donating to the developers if you find the programs useful.

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