Sorting nuisance in Windows Explorer

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zaan

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Greetings all,

I've recently started using Windows XP after a lifetime on various generations of the Mac OS. There's one little thing that I can't seem to work out, although it appears trivial. It's the following: there are some directories that contain both directories and files. What I would like to see now (and I'm using detail view, sorted alphabetically by name) is a true alphabetical order. For some or other reason, Windows insists on separating directories from files, so that when I sort, first I see an alphabetical list of directory names from a to z and then a list of filenames, again from a to z. That's a little strange though, for I didn't ask, nor have I ever, Windows to sort by kind! Yet that's what it's doing...

Is there any way to change this behaviour?

Thanks for your comments.
 
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