Windows 10: Not sorting files

Discus and support Not sorting files in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; My wife wants to arrange pictures in a file in windows 10 but not with any criteria laid out in any of the items in the "sort by" list how can we do... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by PaulAhearn2, Aug 26, 2020.

  1. Not sorting files


    My wife wants to arrange pictures in a file in windows 10 but not with any criteria laid out in any of the items in the "sort by" list how can we do this please

    :)
     
    PaulAhearn2, Aug 26, 2020
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  2. sorting jpg files

    Hi

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    Could you let us know, are you trying to sort in files in Explorer or Photos app?

    If you are sorting in explorer, follow the steps mentioned below.

    1. Open the folder in which files are stored.
    2. Right click on empty space of window.
    3. Select Sort by and click on
      Type
      .

    If you are trying to sort in Photos app by extension, we would suggest you to provide your feedback in
    Send feedback to Microsoft with the Feedback Hub app
    as there is no option available to sort by extension in the app. However you can sort by Modified, Newest, Oldest, and Alphabetical.

    If you want to look only for the files with .jpg extension in photos app, you may type
    *.jpg in the search bar.

    Hope it helps.

    Let us know if you got the help you needed by clicking Yes or No.

    Manjunath H

    Microsoft Community – Moderator
     
    Manjunath_H, Aug 26, 2020
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  3. 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, Aug 26, 2020
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  4. Not sorting files

    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, Aug 26, 2020
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