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  1. How do I get rid of the 'Today' 'Yesterday' 'A long time ago' file groupings in Windows...


    How do I get rid of this useless grouping that just started happening?Also, when I click into a folder this does not happen. But when I hit 'back' out of that folder, then it starts grouping. No consistency. WHY????

    :)
     
    Blake Liberati, Nov 29, 2023
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  2. WaltheRed Win User

    Group by date (or month or ...) instead of "A long time ago" in explorer on windows 10

    There seems to be no recent, current and clear answer to the simple question:

    How can I FIX* the group by feature in the explorer in windows 10 so that it is actually grouped by time units in usable form?

    Current result:

    • Yesterday
    • Earlier this week
    • A long time ago

    Targeted result:

    • 2018 August
    • 2018 July
    • ...

    Or:

    • 2018.05.07
    • 2018.05.06
    • ...

    *I'm having a hard time believing that there is no obvious option, first and foremost because it is absolutely useless for doing actual work.

    And just in case:

    Did you google it? Yes:

    • "Not possible" related to older Windows versions
    • "Use the arrange by ... " related to the pictures library
     
    WaltheRed, Nov 29, 2023
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  3. sjh001 Win User
    How do you Disable Explorer's "Today", "Yesterday", and "Last Week" Groups

    I like my Downloads displayed as a straight alphabetical list, and not broken down by today, yesterday, and last week. When I go to Downloads this can be done by clicking "view" then "group by" and then "none." Windows, however, does not save that setting
    and the next time you go to Downloads you are forced to go through those steps again. How can this be avoided? Until recently this was not a problem.
     
    sjh001, Nov 29, 2023
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  4. How do I get rid of the 'Today' 'Yesterday' 'A long time ago' file groupings in Windows...

    When grouping by date in File Explorer, is there any way to force all dates to be shown, instead of just "a long time ago"?

    Hi, I’m Nicole, I’ll be happy to help you out today.

    Unfortunately, the Group By feature in File Explorer does not have the option to show all dates. It only groups files into "Today," "Yesterday," "Last week," and "A long time ago."

    If you need to view all dates, you can use the "Modified" or "Date taken" column in the Details view, then sort the files by the date you want to use. You can also add the date information to the filename so that it will be easier to sort and organize the files.

    I suggest considering creating feedback about this feature and sending it via the Feedback hub app so Microsoft developers can see it and review it. Access the feedback hub by pressing Windows key + f.

    You can also post the same query in Learn Microsoft so IT professionals can give some insight on this query of yours.

    https://learn.microsoft.com/en-us/answers/quest...

    Kind regards.
     
    Nicole Aljecera, Nov 29, 2023
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