Windows 10: File Explorer Sort Order

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  1. TracyFinn Win User

    File Explorer Sort Order


    Question regarding sort order for File Explorer in Windows 10: The sort order changes with updates at times. My sort order preference is to show file folders alphabetically first and then files sorted either by date modified or alphabetically, depending on the search. What's the best way to set that as the default?

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    TracyFinn, Oct 28, 2020
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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, Oct 28, 2020
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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, Oct 28, 2020
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  4. dalchina Win User

    File Explorer Sort Order

    dalchina, Oct 28, 2020
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