Prevent Explorer grouping folders and files separately

  1. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 version 1803

    Prevent Explorer grouping folders and files separately


    There are lots of forum posts about people wanting to have folders always on top. I have the opposite problem: I DON'T want folders on top.
    If I arrange a directory by Name, Date modified, Type, Size etc. then the folders are always kept together - I don't want this. If I arrange by Name then I want everything in alphabetical order, regardless of whether it's a folder or not.

    I am not using the "Group by" function - I am simply in Details view.

    Any ideas?

      My Computer

  2. Posts : 43,247
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    Hi, some ideas here:
    How can I arrange files and folders alphabetically (Windows Explorer) - Windows 7 Help Forums

    -including using Freecommander - freeware file manager.

    This suggests a workaround using file explorer:
    view folders and files together in alphabetical order instead of - Microsoft Community
    In Windows Explorer, simply type an asterisk into the search window to return all files and folders within the parent folder. You can then click on any column header to sort the results by that column.
    Please read through for more.

    Windows Explorer sorts files and folders separately - Super User
      My Computers

  3. Posts : 2
    Windows 10 version 1803
    Thread Starter

    Thanks for these links. I guess it's normal and I have to find a workaround.
      My Computer

  4. Posts : 43,247
    Win 10 Pro (22H2) (2nd PC is 22H2)

    You're welcome - there is a workaround shown in my post. Not ideal of course.
      My Computers


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