Arranging the Icons by Name on the Desktop Does Not Place the Icons in Alphabetical Order

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If you sort the icons on your desktop from the Context menu, by pointing to Arrange Icons, and then clicking by name, the icons are listed, but some of the icons at the bottom of the list may not be in alphabetical order.


This behavior can occur because the desktop displays the icons from the X:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop folder and the X:\Documents and Settings\Current User\Desktop folder.

(Where X: = the drive where you installed Microsoft Windows 2000.)


To work around this behavior, do not have any files in the X:\Documents and Settings\All Users\Desktop folder.


This behavior is by design.


Article ID: 285814 - Last Review: March 1, 2007 - Revision: 3.3
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Advanced Server
  • Microsoft Windows 2000 Professional Edition
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