Windows XP arranging icons in My Computer

  Gary 18:47 22 Aug 2003

I'm running XP Pro and in My Computer the icons used to be sorted into groups: Removable Media Drives, Network Drives, Local Hard Drives etc., but have recently all started to be displayed ungrouped, just as icons in My Computer. I have tried to restore this useful grouping by going to View | Arrange Icons By... | Show In Groups, but whilst this adds groups, it makes one group for each drive letter I have - so I get an A group with the A: drive in, a C group with my first Hard Drive In, a D group with my second hard drive in etc.

Can anyone tell me how to restore the original groups?

  Rayuk 18:56 22 Aug 2003

Do you have it as Type in the 1st part of the options

  rawprawn 19:00 22 Aug 2003

My computer/ View/ arrange icons by--- take your pick/ name/type Is what I think you want leave show in groups ticked

  Gary 12:03 23 Aug 2003

I have now resolved this issue following your suggestions. Whilst I had the option to group the icons selected, they were also set to be sorted by name which is why I was getting a group for each drive letter! All I had to do was select the Type setting in the first half of the settings and everything was back to normal.

Thanks for your help,


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