Windows 10: Downloads Folder Organization - How to prevent folders from being grouped separate from files?

Discus and support Downloads Folder Organization - How to prevent folders from being grouped separate from files? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Hello, My mission is simple. How can I organize my downloads folder so that when I choose to sort the contents of said folder by date modified, ALL of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Allegra Print & Imaging, Jan 11, 2019.

  1. Downloads Folder Organization - How to prevent folders from being grouped separate from files?


    Hello,

    My mission is simple. How can I organize my downloads folder so that when I choose to sort the contents of said folder by date modified, ALL of the contents are organized by their date. No matter what option I choose right now, it will sort the various file types by date (pdf, jpeg, etc.) and then it will sort the folders by date. The two groups are always kept separate from each other. I want all of the contents to be grouped as one so each item in my downloads folder is sorted by date. I can do this on my Mac. I click the "Date Modified" header and every item in the folder is treated as one group. Thank you in advance.


    -Giancarlo

    :)
     
    Allegra Print & Imaging, Jan 11, 2019
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  2. JWest777 Win User

    Windows 10 Quick Access - Folders grouped separately sometimes

    In Windows 10, Quick Access is really great. I like the fluidity of it. Here's my question: sometimes (most of the time for me) folders are integrated into the list of recent files (20 recent files/folders), and sometimes folders are grouped separately (8
    recent folders, then 20 recent files). I can actually click on several folders and convince W10 to do the separate grouping. I prefer the separate grouping, but when I am mainly working in files, they go away and show files and folders together. Is there a
    way to default to show the folders grouped separately from the files. I'll try to post screen caps if that helps. Thanks!
     
    JWest777, Jan 11, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    Prevent Explorer grouping folders and files separately


    Hi, some ideas here:
    How can I arrange files and folders alphabetically (Windows Explorer) - Windows 7 Help Forums

    -including using Freecommander - freeware file manager.

    This suggests a workaround using file explorer:
    view folders and files together in alphabetical order instead of - Microsoft Community
    Please read through for more.

    Further:
    Windows Explorer sorts files and folders separately - Super User
     
    dalchina, Jan 11, 2019
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  4. Frogger Win User

    Downloads Folder Organization - How to prevent folders from being grouped separate from files?

    ?? How do I PW protect Folders in windows

    hmmm?
    Sharing files and folders overview You can share the files and folders stored on your computer, on a network, and on the Web. The method you choose depends on whom you want to share files with, and what computer they will use to access the files.

    When you share files or folders, they are not as protected as they are when you do not share them. People with access to your computer or your network might be able to read, copy, or change files that are in a shared folder. You should always be aware that the files and folders that you share are available to other people and be sure to monitor your shared files and folders on a regular basis.

    Important

    If your computer is not joined to a domain, you can use the Network Setup Wizard to automatically turn file and printer sharing on or off. To start the Network Setup Wizard, click Start, click Control Panel, click Network and Internet Connections, and then click Network Setup Wizard.
    If you both use the same computer

    You can put the files you want to share in the Shared Documents folder. Files stored in the Shared Documents folder or its subfolders are always available to other users on your computer.

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, the Shared Documents, Shared Pictures, and Shared Music folders are not available.
    If both computers are on the same network

    You can share a folder or drive on your computer with others on the network. You can also control whether the files in the shared folder can be modified by other users.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    Note

    If you are connected to a network domain, you will need to set the Access control for the folder or drive after sharing it. For more information, go to To set, view, change, or remove file and folder permissions.
    If you want to share your files online

    You can publish pictures and documents on the Web using the Web Publishing Wizard. The files will be stored in a private, online folder that you manage.

    Step-by-step procedure

    If you don't want others to access your files

    You can prevent other users from accessing your folders and the files they contain. When your computer is connected to a domain, this is called setting permissions for your file or folder. When your computer is connected to a workgroup, this is called making your folders private.

    If your computer is connected to a network domain, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure
    If your computer is connected to a workgroup, use this procedure:

    Step-by-step procedure

    'HELP' it can be your friend *Smile Downloads Folder Organization - How to prevent folders from being grouped separate from files? :)
     
    Frogger, Jan 11, 2019
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