Windows 10: Help with folder "sorting".

Discus and support Help with folder "sorting". in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Basically I have this pictures folder that has many sub-folders. I want to have this whole folder with the sub-folders "Sorted by date. (Ascending)" I... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/FireStarJutsu, Jun 30, 2020.

  1. Help with folder "sorting".

    Basically I have this pictures folder that has many sub-folders. I want to have this whole folder with the sub-folders "Sorted by date. (Ascending)"
    I tried to go into View>Folder Settings>View and apply to all, but that just applies it to my whole computer. I want it just for this folder.

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    /u/FireStarJutsu, Jun 30, 2020
  2. Graeme.P Win User

    Sort by date added to folder

    Hi there, thanks for your question.

    In File Explorer, all sorting options can be viewed by following these steps:

    - Open the folder and right click inside of it, not on a file.

    - Go to Sort by > More.

    This brings up a list of all possibilities of what to sort by. It doesn't look like there's an options for "date added to folder", but one of the other Date options may help, such as Date Created. You could create a copy of the file and move it in, so that
    the date created matches the date added to the folder?

    Please let me know if you need more information! Thanks!
    Graeme.P, Jun 30, 2020
  3. Favourites Folders -alphabetical sorting within each Folder

    Hi Neil,

    Let me provide you now the steps on how to to sort your folders in alphabetical order.

    This method will allow you to arrange your favorites by alphabetical or by their numbers.

    Here are the steps:

    • Open Internet Explorer.
    • Click on Favorites.
    • Right-click on Favorites Bar.
    • Right-click on the Favorites folder.
    • Click on Sort by, then select Name and

    Let us know if you have any further questions.
    Engelsen Fad, Jun 30, 2020
  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    Help with folder "sorting".

    Sort by 'Date Modified' but keep folders at the top?


    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that after recent update when you sort the files by Date Modified, the folders are listed at the bottom. We would like to know which update was installed on the computer, to check go to
    Start >> Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Update >> View update history.

    However, you can go ahead and try the following steps and see if that helps in listing the folders at top:

    1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location where your files are stored.
    2. Sort files by Date Modified (Recent files first).
    3. Hold Shift key and click on the
      column. This will bring folders at the top with files sorted with Date Modified.

    Let us know the results.


    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
    Nikhar_K, Jun 30, 2020

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