Sorting folders and files in Windows 10

  Ian in Northampton 12:49 14 Apr 2018

Hi all. It's a while since I was here... I'm running Windows 10. When I use Windows Explorer, what I want, for every folder, is for the folder to be sorted in order of date modified with the most recent at the top, with folders at the top of the list and files at the bottom of the list, also with the most recent at the top. I'm damned if I can work out how to do it, so any help would be much appreciated.

  rdave13 13:43 14 Apr 2018

In the folder click on view to get the ribbon and select 'sort by'. Once sorted and the ribbon disappears press shift an click on the 'Name' heading.

  Ian in Northampton 11:07 15 Apr 2018

Thanks rdave13. I did that, then chose to have that folder view applied to all folders - but it didn't work... :-( Any more thoughts?

  Forum Editor 11:29 15 Apr 2018

"then chose to have that folder view applied to all folders - but it didn't work"

Just to be sure...

After you made the change to one folder, you clicked on the 'view' tab, then on 'options' and then on 'change folder and search options'

Then you clicked on the 'view' tab, and then on the button marked 'Apply to folders'

is this what you did?

  rdave13 11:55 15 Apr 2018

It can be a bit confusing but clicking on Options on the ribbon after the changes and selecting Options to the right then the view tab on the opened window should apply to all folders as FE said. Should end up with this,

  Ian in Northampton 15:31 15 Apr 2018

Many thanks FE and rdave13. It's now working exactly as I wanted. Yes, that's what I thought I'd done, FE. I don't know if I had finger problems the first time around, or whether I just didn't read my folder lists properly - but we're all good. Problem solved.

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