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Windows 7: Bring back grouping by location for libraries


26 Jul 2012   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 
Bring back grouping by location for libraries

Hello,
though libraries are good feature their behavior is a bit unclear. I have accidentally turned off grouping by location for my videos library and now, when I copy a file to it, I don't know in what of included folders it will end.
How do I bring it back?
Is there a way how to quickly jump from library to one of included folders, so when I go UP in tree I will get to directories parent folder?

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26 Jul 2012   #2
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Hello Forgotten,

While you have your Videos libray open, you should be able to click on View (menu bar) -> Group by, then select "Location" or what you like to group them by. If "Location" is not listed in "Group by", then click on "More" instead, check "Location" to add it to the list, then start over to select "Location" in "Groub by".

http://www.sevenforums.com/tutorials...ort-stack.html

If this is not what you mean, then please post some screenshots to help clarify.

Hope this helps,

Shawn
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26 Jul 2012   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

I am quite unsure on how much will screenshots help as I use Czech Windows installation, but lets see:
This first image shows you, how normal directory library looks like - grouped by source directory.
This second image shows you my video library after what i've done to it - no grouping. You also can see "Zahrnuje 3 umístění" which means that 3 directories are included there.
Now, the last image shows up what I achieved when I used sort by "Directory". It is still not the same.

The point is that we can easily get stuck in translating the sort option item list names. But generally I am asking for the grouping option that is defaultly used for directory library.
And sorry for my poor terminology. I am really not used to explain this sort of things in english.
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26 Jul 2012   #4
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

It looks like you need to set the folder view to this:

View (menu bar) -> Arrange by -> Folder
Zobrazit -> Uspořádat podle -> složky

View (menu bar) -> Group by -> Folder
Zobrazit -> Skupina podle -> složky
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27 Jul 2012   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

This already seems to be set. Once I set diferent property for Arange by setting folder displays itself as empty.
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27 Jul 2012   #6
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Could you post a screenshot of what it looks like with this setting?
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27 Jul 2012   #7

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You should use Group by->Folder Path
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27 Jul 2012   #8
Microsoft MVP

64-bit Windows 8.1 Enterprise
 
 

Thank you Keith.

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27 Jul 2012   #9

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No problems Shawn. i've fallen into that trap myself.
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30 Jul 2012   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Though even Group by folder path doesn't look same like the default library view it is closest of all atempts.
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