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sort folders w/ subfolders and files intermingling

Discussion in 'Windows 7' started by cutcopypaste, Jun 9, 2010.

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  1. cutcopypaste

    cutcopypaste Thread Starter

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    In my downloads folder if I sort by date, it shows the most recent folders AND files all in the same order, whereas any other folder it separates the folders and files into separate lists. I moved my download folder to a different drive and it went back to the separating practice. I want to know how I can re-enable that behaviour? it's much more useful for certain types of folders.

    Edit: I may have been wrong about how it was sorting things.. but I'd still be thrilled to be able to make it put them together as I described.
     
  2. Wallyinnc

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    cutcopypaste (no, I am not following you)
    You might have been looking at the search folder, it sorts everything together, not folders first like Windows Explorer.
    I don't know any easy way to use it instead of Explorer, though...
     
  3. cutcopypaste

    cutcopypaste Thread Starter

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    Yeah.. I've been reading around elsewhere and a sort of solution is to go to the folder(s) you want to intermingle files and folders for, search for * and order by date modified, then hit 'save search' and you can access it anytime.. not the most elegant solution, but at least something
    (my downloads folder for instance i almost always care how new it is not at all whether it's in a folder or not)
     
  4. TheOutcaste

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    Press ALT to show the Menu bar, Click View | Group By | Date Modified
    Still not quite what you want, but puts both files and folders from the last couple of days near the top.
     
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