1. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 64
    Windows 10
       24 Oct 2016 #1

    Sort within folders


    Windows 10 anniversary version.

    When I sort "by date" within a folder that contains many subfolders, the sub folders are all at the top and I need to scroll down quite a bit before I come to the most recent file - which is what I really want to find. That's a nuisance.

    Is there a way to sort by file date so that the most recent files are at the top instead of the subfolders?

    Thanks.
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  2. Joined : Jan 2015
    UK, Midlands
    Posts : 6,233
    Win 10 Pro (1607)
       24 Oct 2016 #2

    Hi click the column header again and you'll see files from most recent downwards.
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  3. Joined : Aug 2015
    Spring Valley
    Posts : 558
    Windows 10 Pro/Windows 7 Ultimate
       24 Oct 2016 #3

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi click the column header again and you'll see files from most recent downwards.
    Yep, you can click on "date" in the results window and it will cycle "ascending" and "descending", when I am looking for a file from a specific date I do this. Also, if you know the first letter of the filename you are looking for, you can put the cursor on the first item in an alphabetically sorted list, then press the key corresponding with the first letter in the filename, and it will bring you to the general area. That for me has always been the fastest search method. But when I can't recall the exact name, I always DO recall when I got the file, and this method works very well.
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  4. Joined : Feb 2016
    Posts : 64
    Windows 10
       24 Oct 2016 #4

    dalchina said: View Post
    Hi click the column header again and you'll see files from most recent downwards.
    Is there a setting to permanently avoid having to cycle through the date sort that puts the folders at the top? I don't think that was the default sort order in 8.1.
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  5. Joined : Jul 2015
    Posts : 404
    Windows 10 Home
       24 Oct 2016 #5

    Sorry, but File Explorer has always bunched folders together by Date modified. All other types are mixed together. Only choice is whether to show most recent folders at top or bottom of list.
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