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Windows 7: How do I change the default sort in win 7?

07 Mar 2011   #1

win7 XP
How do I change the default sort in win 7?

Hi there

currently my window folders sort by filename as the factory default. I know I can change this by right clicking on the white space and then choosing how I want my files to be displayed.

however I have huge folders and then have to wait for explorer to reindex the files every time I close or open a folder.

How do I change the default file sort from name to date? so that I don't have to do this every time.

I have looked that this link

and others connected to it but they dont' seem to address my specific problem. I don't want to change icons or layout, simply the way files are organized when they are compiled.

can anyone help me out with this? Im not a noob to windows by any means, but a step by step explanation would be much appreciated.

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07 Mar 2011   #2

XP / Win7 x64 Pro

Are the files located on a separate drive?
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08 Mar 2011   #3


Take a look at this tutorial:
File and Folder Arrangement - Group By - Sort By - Stack By
Hope it solves your problem!
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