Date separator in Downloads folder

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  1. Posts : 23
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    Date separator in Downloads folder


    So i just updated my Win10 to 1903 on the slow track. After doing so i have date separators in my downloads folder that i can't get rid off. it's driving me crazy, my downloads are separated like email - today, yesterday, etc.

    I've reset the folder view numerous times but the separators remain. i've tried changing the info in the submenu arrow in the modified column but that doesn't help. Sorting by name or type just sorts them all under their date.

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    How can i get rid of those date separators?
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  2. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
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    If you click view tab, then within View ribbon, "Group by". How is yours set.

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  3. Posts : 23
    Win 10 Enterprise x64
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       #3

    Details, like it's always been, changed it to List and the sorting is worse, and the separators remain. And this only affects the downloads folder, Documents, Desktop, and other default folders don't show this.

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    Oh you said Group By, read that wrong. Date Modified, if i change it to Name or something else the date separators are still there.
    Last edited by kormath; 11 Apr 2019 at 10:09. Reason: clarification
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  4. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Windows 10 Pro x64 Version 21H1
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    Try the option "None"
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  5. Posts : 23
    Win 10 Enterprise x64
    Thread Starter
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    perfect! that fixed it, wonder why MS would set that as default?
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  6. Caledon Ken's Avatar
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    Those wonders we will never know.



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  7. Posts : 1
    Windows 10 Pro x64
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    I have carried out these actions on my downloads folder for Win 10 1903 (many, many times now) and they last for a few minutes but then they are reverted to grouping by date again. Has anyone else found this and found the solution - I guess there must be a registry setting that is defaulting to this irritating view. I just want a simple descending list by name as I have always had
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  8. Posts : 1
    Windows 10
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    kormath said:
    So i just updated my Win10 to 1903 on the slow track. After doing so i have date separators in my downloads folder that i can't get rid off. it's driving me crazy, my downloads are separated like email - today, yesterday, etc.

    I've reset the folder view numerous times but the separators remain. i've tried changing the info in the submenu arrow in the modified column but that doesn't help. Sorting by name or type just sorts them all under their date.

    Date separator in Downloads folder-image.png

    How can i get rid of those date separators?
    You can go group by icon in menu bar in download folder. Then click it and select "none".

    Thanks
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  9. Posts : 23
    Win 10 Enterprise x64
    Thread Starter
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    isharalakgarbageha said:
    You can go group by icon in menu bar in download folder. Then click it and select "none".

    Thanks
    yeah been there done that, please read the whole thread.

    Update to this problem:
    when saving a file using any program (MS Office or 3rd party software) the navigation view shows the date seperators, even though they're set to none in the folder.

    I can't find any ways to fix that. Ideas?
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  10. KeithM's Avatar
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    Microsoft Windows 10 Home
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    In the Open/Save dialog, right-click in the background select Group by > (None).

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