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Discus and support download folder grouped date when trying to access from another app is okay when viewing... in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; After the latest windows update my download folder was grouping by date. I went to the group by tab on the ribbon, changed it to none and clicked... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by williamcheves, Feb 21, 2020.

  1. download folder grouped date when trying to access from another app is okay when viewing...


    After the latest windows update my download folder was grouping by date. I went to the group by tab on the ribbon, changed it to none and clicked apply to all folders in change folders and search options. That cleared up the view when looking at the download folder.


    The problem is when I try to open the download folder in an app like word or mp3tag, it comes back up group by date. This is useless as have lots of folders in download that are old and I want them to just sort not group. What can I do to have the download folder come up just sorted and not grouped when being accessed in an app

    :)
     
    williamcheves, Feb 21, 2020
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  2. Disable "grouped by date" in Downloads folder completely

    On Windows 10, latest updates installed (which is what caused this problem in the first place). I do not want this crazy "grouped by date" in the Downloads folder, I have a fairly elaborate folder setup in there and "grouped by date" means I cannot find
    anything any more.

    I dug around on the web and found the method of opening Explorer, going to View > Group by > (None) but while that fixes the Downloads folder, this is not universal. For example, when I access the Downloads folder from Word via Open or Save as, then the
    view is still grouped by date. I can do the right-click > Group By > None thing from within Word (for example) but that seems to be tied to the session. If I close Word and open it again, I'm back to the darn "Grouped by date" view.

    How do I turn it off permanently *everywhere* in Windows 10?
     
    akerbeltzalba, Feb 21, 2020
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  3. Windows 10 Quick Access: Folder & File Grouping (QA grouped by type, folder or file) ceased working

    Actually, apologies, I spoke too soon, I rebooted (still had same issue which emerged after a Win10 crash this AM for unknown reason) then executed your suggestion (which to be clear for others was the following steps):

    • Opened "File Explorer"
    • Went to View
    • Selected Options from toolbar
    • Selected Change Folder and Search Options - this opened Folder Options box
    • Selected View for View tab
    • in Folder Views box clicked on Reset Folder
    And voila, worked. Earlier try not sure why it did not work but after reboot (and with continued Quick Access issue) this worked.
     
    WilliamFellows, Feb 21, 2020
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  4. download folder grouped date when trying to access from another app is okay when viewing...

    downloads folder sorted into dated groups, WHY? How to change back?

    I just downloaded a file and discovered that (since the 1903 upgrade I believe) the downloads folder is sectioned into dated groups. This is the most awful thing for me and I can find no way to put the folder back into a simple list. Other folders I have
    opened so far don't seem to suffer from this abomination. Does some developer think I don't know how to find the date or sort the way I want to in this or other folders? I hope there is someone out there that can help me reverse this stupidity.

    Edit: I found the Group By view and corrected my issue. No idea how it changed. Sorry for the rant.
     
    DarkkHelmet, Feb 21, 2020
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