Windows 10: File Explorer Sorting Issue

Discus and support File Explorer Sorting Issue in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; Up until recently, I had a folder which contained Folders and Files (all pictures) that were sorted by "Date-Ascending". Recently, a select number of... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PaulinaMejuto, Apr 15, 2019.

  1. File Explorer Sorting Issue


    Up until recently, I had a folder which contained Folders and Files (all pictures) that were sorted by "Date-Ascending". Recently, a select number of these folders are reverting back to sorted by "Name", then it appears to do a index/refresh and then it corrects itself to the desired sort of "Date-Ascending" after a few seconds. File Explorer Sorting Issue f4138b4e-5c79-47ad-9b38-c0c53051ea59?upload=true.jpg

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    PaulinaMejuto, Apr 15, 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 15, 2019
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  3. dalchina Win User
    dalchina, Apr 15, 2019
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  4. File Explorer Sorting Issue

    sort folders and files in explorer

    Hi Greg,

    You can filter the folders and files in File Explorer using the Sort by option. To best address your concern, we need you to answer the following questions:

    • What do you mean when you mentioned “files sorted by latest first”?
    • You mentioned that you were able to perform it before, which Windows version were you using that time?
    • Can you provide us a detailed description of what you would like to perform?

    In the meantime, you can try the following steps:

    • Go to File Explorer.
    • Click the Drive where the files and folders are saved.
    • Under Current view, click Sort by.
    • Select Name if you would like to sort it alphabetically. Choose
      Date modified or Date created if you wanted to sort it by date. Refer to the image below.


    File Explorer Sorting Issue ea8092d2-1503-4ff9-b2a2-42100640d71c.png


    Please take note that you can’t apply two filters at a time.

    Looking forward for your response.
     
    Kristine Arp, Apr 15, 2019
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