Windows 10: Folder/File sorting in file explorer

Discus and support Folder/File sorting in file explorer in Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance to solve the problem; I have changed the "view' option many times but still can't accomplish what I want. In all cases I want to view folders first, sorted alphabetically... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Performance & Maintenance' started by lgentry, Oct 14, 2020.

  1. lgentry Win User

    Folder/File sorting in file explorer


    I have changed the "view' option many times but still can't accomplish what I want. In all cases I want to view folders first, sorted alphabetically and THEN followed by files sorted alphabetically. I don't want any of that A-H Or I-S bull crap. I just want to see my folders and files like I have all the way back to the old XP days. I've read all kinds of solutions but none get me back to seeing things the way I want to see them.

    :)
     
    lgentry, Oct 14, 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 14, 2020
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  3. 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.


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

    Looking forward for your response.
     
    Kristine Arp, Oct 14, 2020
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  4. dalchina Win User

    Folder/File sorting in file explorer

    dalchina, Oct 14, 2020
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