Windows 10: File Explorer sort order corrupted/altered

Discus and support File Explorer sort order corrupted/altered in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; When I subdivide a video into segments, I end up with clip1.ext, clip2.ext, clip3.ext, clip4.ext, clip5.ext etc. When I move them to another folder,... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by Sebastian42, Apr 29, 2019.

  1. File Explorer sort order corrupted/altered


    When I subdivide a video into segments, I end up with clip1.ext, clip2.ext, clip3.ext, clip4.ext, clip5.ext etc.
    When I move them to another folder, they appear there as clip5.ext, clip1.ext, clip2.ext, clip3.ext, clip4.ext
    If I click on the column heading, they appear as clip5.ext, clip4.ext, clip3.ext, clip2.ext, clip1.ext
    If I click on the column heading again, they appear as clip1.ext, clip2.ext, clip3.ext, clip4.ext, clip5.ext
    How can I restore the normal ascending sort order as default, and obviate the need to re-sort twice ?

    :)
     
    Sebastian42, Apr 29, 2019
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  2. cereberus Win User

    Sorting with File Explorer.


    I tried the method that was complicated (3rd option) but fell over in second step as I could not find any "apply to folder button"'.

    However, the simple put *.* in search bar, then sort results windows by date does the trick. It is slightly cumbersome as I have to do that each time I am selecting files (to upload to sharepoint) but a lot less hassle than I was having to scroll up and down between sorted file block and sorted folder block.

    Many thanks.

    M.
     
    cereberus, Apr 29, 2019
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  3. - Retaining Sort Order in File Explorer:

    Hi Richard,

    Thank you for posting your query in Microsoft Community.

    Let me assist you on your issue regarding Windows 10.

    "it takes a LONG time for the software to rescan the folder and re-order", which software are you using to rescan and re-order the folder?

    You may follow the below steps and check if it helps.

    1. Open the drop box folder in file explorer which needs to be sorted.

    2. Click on the view tab in the file ribbon.

    3. Now select the sort by option.

    4. Select the "date created" option and also select descending order.

    5. By select these two options the most recent(new) files will be displayed in the top separated by most recent(new) folders.

    Note: The above steps are for drop box folder only, if you want to sort the other folder similarly please follow the above steps.

    Hope the information helps. Do reply if you need further assistance.

    Thank you.
     
    Deepak Kodi, Apr 29, 2019
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  4. dalchina Win User

    File Explorer sort order corrupted/altered

    dalchina, Apr 29, 2019
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