Sorting is any process of arranging items according to a certain sequence or into different sets.

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Sorting mail in Thunderbird by both unread status and by date

Is there any way to make Thunderbird sort mail so that unread mail is always at the top and the e-mails are sorted by date in descending order persistently? Maybe an add-on that someone can recommend? ...
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Varying Format Part Number Sort Issue

(Current Sort Sample:) 2-1203-4 2-1206-3 2CM- 3-1610-1 3-999 … AR3021-A-7802 AR3021-A-7802-1 B43570- B43570-3 I am working on an 8000+ record parts list. The challenge I am running into is that ...
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Is it possible to change the 'Type' of a directory in Windows

Directories in Windows are always tagged as "File folder" in the explorer: Is it possible to edit this field? To introduce a new kind of folder? I would like to do that in order to enable another ...
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“Sort Lines” disabled in Sublime Text

I'm wondering why I can't click on Edit > Sort Lines in my Sublime Text 3 ? I often use it and I don't think I've done anything which could disable it, so I don't know where to search... What ...
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Remember icon size, sort order, and sort options per-folder on Windows 7

Sometimes when I change the icon size in one folder, all other folders are changed, too. Sometimes they are unchanged: Sometimes when I change the sort order, all other folders change too, ...
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Sorting XML files so that differences can then be found

I need to compare two XML files, each of which is about 13,000 lines long. Sadly the code that generates these files doesn't generate the data in the same order each time (the data comes from a ...
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Save a multi-column custom sort for easy access by other users.

I have a large table in Excel 2013 which I will be distributing to a group of users. Each row in the table has a unique ID, with a combination of alphabetical characters, numbers, and periods. For ...
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Is there a Unicode-aware LC_COLLATE sort order which respects punctuation?

As far as I can tell, setting the environment variable LC_COLLATE=en_US.utf8 changes four things compared to LC_COLLATE=c, regarding how programs like ls will sort files: Unicode characters are ...
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Tagging or defining automatically in an Excel or Libre office spreadsheet?

I want to review and sort my expenditures in a spreadsheet where I have all my transactions listed. Is there a way to automatically label or tag to categorize the transactions like in a budget ...
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Sorting by different currency symbols in Excel 2010

The Accounting Department enters receipts of money in different currencies ($, shekels, & Australian pounds). Is it possible to sort a column containing mixed currencies by currency type if the ...
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Change the sort order in Thunderbird on multiple columns

I would like to be able to sort (order by) email messages based on three (3) of the columns. Specifically at the top would be Starred, then Unread and then by Age (Newest at the top) (with Starred ...
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Windows Explrer Sorting order for special characters?

What is the sorting order used in Windows Explorer? I was specifically wondering what special characters sort after the alphabets? As far as I can tell (test), all special characters seem to be ...
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How do I quickly parse large ASCII files for matching records?

I have lots of files containing data records, stored as space-delimited ASCII files. Each record is a row containing numeric data, with some columns integer and others floating-point eg. 1 1 5711 4 ...
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Office 2007: How to sort an Excel Table from within a Word macro

I have written a Macro in WinWord2007 which lists styles and their properties in an Excel table. The table is made accessible by the following 3 lines: Dim Oxl_Sheet As Object Set Oxl_Sheet = ...
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Make Excel Row Height Stay when Sorted

I have an Excel 2007 spreadsheet and need to make some rows bigger than others so there is vertical space for a signature. These cells are colored differently, but the height doesn't stick with the ...
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Automatic sort for excel worksheet

I want to create a to-do list in Excel that automatically sorts the to-do entries in a list, in order of ones to do first (closest deadlines). I would also like a section that shows the tasks for ...
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batch-rename filenames with numbers to sort alphabetically

I want to batch-rename files containing numbers, padding the numbers with zeroes. The goal is to sort numbered sets of files alphabetically in the correct order in any application. In a set of files ...
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How do I re-sort a list of files grouped by directory?

From within a DOS batch file, how can I crudely re-sort a text file containing a manually maintained list of source files, so those files listed (from the same directory) in the small example extract ...
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Change the “modified date” of a folders (in possibly powershell)

From time to time, when I force-shutdown a Windows Server 2003 machine (I have no choice), the folders contained in a certain directory all change their 'modified date' to the current date. Luckily, ...
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Sorting files in a folder by the application that created them

I'd like to have a better idea of why there are certain files in my TEMP folder, so I'm wondering if there's any record kept in Windows 7 about the application that created a particular file. I ...
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Sorting in Microsoft Excel

When I use the Sort "oldest to newest" in the Filter dropdown and I am sitting on, for example Row 400. After I do the sort my screen resets so I am sitting at the top of the spreadsheet instead of ...
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How to force sorting of my tag list?

My list of nested Evernote tags, after some careless tag creation and renaming, is no longer in alphabetical order. I know that if I remove each tag from its parent tag, and the re-add, it will be ...
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Sort numbers in left to right in ascending order

How to arrange in ascending order from left to right in vi or with the sort command? Sample before arrangement: 2 3 3 6 5 1 4 2 5 8 I want it in this way: 2 3 3 6 1 5 2 4 5 8
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Excel 2013, can data be re-sorted automatically?

Is there a way to re-sort automatically? I have automatically updating cells and depending on incoming values the rankings change. I am looking for a way to have the table resort automatically ...
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How to sort Google Drive search results by title?

I find Google Drive very convenient as an online notebook to store my diary and records, that I can access anytime, anywhere. Now when I want to search for a particular string of text, the only ...
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Bash sort and join problems

I have to join two files. Firstly, I use commant sort and made two new sorted files. Next I use join, but it doesn't work. My script: sort -t ',' -r -k 4,4 file1.csv > sortf1.csv sort -t ',' -r ...
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Sort mails by 3 criteria on Thunderbird

I would like to sort my mails by 3 criteria, on this order : Date (new mails up the list) Read state (unread messages upper) "Starred" (starred messages at the uppest) But it seems that it is ...
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save folder sort setting in windows 7

I have Image folder and sort my image by date. Everytime I open a folder, windows sorts all file by name and then green bar fill address bar. after that all image sort by date. ...
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How to move starred and unread messages to top without destroying the order by date (descending)?

I'm trying to order my messages in my thunderbird inboxes and have multiple issues. I want to oder my mails like the following: Importent (starred) messages should always stay on top. Unread ...
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Music Library Sorting Issue

I'm using WMP for for managing my music library. Lately I noticed something. I was reorganizing my library and came across a strange -I mean annoying- behavior of WMP. The way WMP sorts Artists. ...
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Reordering file lines like other file (Unix)

Is there a tool (or option for sort) which will re-order lines of a file so that they are ordered like a key in another file? For example, I have a data file: T01F01475558 30 T01F022B3A17 31 ...
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Path Finder: How to sort files by date, but folders by name?

This is possible in Total Commander. How can I make such separate sorting in Path Finder as well? I like to sort files by date, but I don't see any point in sorting folders this way - they just jump ...
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Sorting in Pivot Table on how data is summarized, not just the value

Often I am creating pivot tables that summarize some count by some category. Let's say I am counting Yes/No responses by some category. I usually add the count field and display it as a "% of row", ...
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Windows Live Mail 2011 - Sort Sent Folder By “To” then “Sent”

My boss uses Windows Live Mail 2011 on his work PC for his non-work accounts. When he looks in his Sent Folder and sorts by "To" the emails appear to then sort by subject by default. This isn't ...
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Sorting Messages by date

I want to sort my messages from email which gets the application Phoneleash but I don't have idea how to do this. This is example massages: ➥telephone_number Message content--- [Sent: 16:43 ...
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adjust target cell in formula — target cell will change location when rows are sorted

I have a sum in cell B10. in C1 I want to show the value of B10, but rows 5-10 change each time the worksheet is used as a result of sorting. Is there any way to link the formula in C1 to a specific ...
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Pivot Table loses Custom Sort Order when saved

I have a Pivot Table in Excel 2010 on which I have sorted one column with a Custom List: Jan-2008 Feb-2008 [..] Nov-2025 Dec-2025 This works fine until I save the workbook. When I re-open the ...
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Fix inconsistent windows sorting (by name)

Here are some files that are sorted by name. The OS understands correctly that 2 should come before 10, great. But notice that The "new text document" come last, after "new text document2" even ...
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Can I add a custom sort order to Word 2013?

In previous versions of Word it was possible to add a new sort order...instead of the provided sorts for number, date, etc. you could add days of the week, months, etc. Is that possible in Word 2013? ...
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Kingsoft Spreadsheets = “Free” version of Excel…won't Sort by column Headers any more

I've had this happen even in Excel, but it's always annoying. I'll be sorting just fine, no worries, then boom, it will refuse to sort by the column Header and will only look at the first cell of data ...
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Sorting HTML content based on second line of table cell

I have an Windows text file, containing the text of an HTML table (no header, no footer) with each cell of the table not in alpha order. I'd like to alphabetize the tables, a la: REDACTED-TITLE-1 ...
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Spreadsheet Function Help - From A Table Of Names And Birth Dates Pull A List Of Names As Of A Reference Date And There About

I have posted this question before, and got half-solution. Pls have a look at this link to get an idea. http://yogi--anand-consulting.blogspot.in/2014/11/yogifrom-table-of-names-and-birth-dates.html ...
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Order by sub-type in Windows File explorer

Say I have the files: File1.bla.txt File1.htm File1.foo.txt File2.bla.txt I want to order them first by type (txt/htm) and then by file sub-type (if it has any: bla/foo). So: File1.htm ...
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How to custom sort Window Explorer on 'Comments' column

I've added Comments to .pdf files using the program File Metadata, and then I enabled a Windows Explorer comments column. This sorts reverse alphabetically i.e. Zaphod, Widget, Constantine, Adam, ...
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Why am I unable to sort data in Excel?

Here is what my spreadsheet looks like: I am trying to sort these invoices first by type (Column B) then date, and finally by amount (which shouldn't apply, but why not). I have checked for ...
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why is my sort slower with more ram?

System specs below. I recently purchased 2X4 RAM: Corsair XMS3 8 GB (2 x 4GB) 1333 MHz PC3-10666 240-Pin DDR3 Memory Kit CMX8GX3M2A1333C9 I already had 2X2 in there for a total of 12GB: Corsair ...
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How can a Macro sort dates from oldest to newest?

I'm doing account statements in a bank and I need to be able to make them fast, so I am using macros for making this process. However, there is a step that I always have to do that a macro won't let ...
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If sort created temporary files, does it mean it's out of RAM memory?

I was sorting a large file (101MB - about 700MB after unzipping) using sort command on server that has 48GB of memory. It was the only heavy job it was doing at that time. However I noticed that sort ...
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Excel 2013 - Is there a macro to sort and split the contents of a spreadsheet

I know there any many similar questions to this, but none seem to match exactly... I have a basic Stock List, and want to help to speed up stocktaking, so am looking to create a macro to do the below: ...
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Using VBA to sort cells to match the values in an adjacent column

What I would like to do is write a macro that sorts the values in the range B3:D9 on the left side of the linked image to produce the intended result (shown on the right side). For every value in ...