Windows 10: How to PERMANENTLY disable Explorer from sorting files by Date

Discus and support How to PERMANENTLY disable Explorer from sorting files by Date in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; A repeated problem which occurs when there in Windows 10. The Downloads folder keeps on sorting everything by Dates and Weeks. I keep getting this... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Close-By, Jun 22, 2021.

  1. Close-By Win User

    How to PERMANENTLY disable Explorer from sorting files by Date


    A repeated problem which occurs when there in Windows 10. The Downloads folder keeps on sorting everything by Dates and Weeks. I keep getting this randomly happening and it always takes about an hour of searching through forums to try to find how to disable this setting.I have tried downloading several pieces of software from different sites after searching Google to fix this, but none of them work - I've tried DRIVERFIX Setup and another called REIMAGE REPAIR, but these just download a bunch of stuff onto the PC and don't fix anything.Is there any way I can manually change registr

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    Close-By, Jun 22, 2021
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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, Jun 22, 2021
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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, Jun 22, 2021
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  4. Graeme.P Win User

    How to PERMANENTLY disable Explorer from sorting files by Date

    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 22, 2021
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