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Windows 7: how can I specifiy the order in which the file types are sorted?

04 Jun 2013   #1
pianophile

windows 7 64 bit
 
 
how can I specifiy the order in which the file types are sorted?

how can I specify the order in which the file types are sorted when I sort a folder content by "type"?
I want for example all files *.flac to appear always after all other files.


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04 Jun 2013   #2
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

Hello Pianophile, and welcome to Seven Forums.

By default, all files will be sorted in alphabetical order in either ascending or descending order by what you specified with "Sort by".
File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by
One way around this would sort it by something else to give you the desired results.

Another way would be to disable auto arrange, to be able to arrange the files in any random order you like.
Windows Explorer Auto Arrange - Disable
Hope this helps,
Shawn
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04 Jun 2013   #3
pianophile

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

thank you Shawn for your prompt reply, I will take a close look to the links.
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04 Jun 2013   #4
pianophile

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Finally I could not find the answer in the link above. My question is following: when I sort by type and by name, I get the following sorting:
FOLDER1
FOLDER2
FOLDER3
file1.a
file2.a
file3.a
file1.b
file2.b
file3.b
Now how can I get the following sorting?
FOLDER1
FOLDER2
FOLDER3
file1.b
file2.b
file3.b
file1.a
file2.a
file3.a
Note that in my Win7 version I have not access to the "Customize tab" in the folder properties.
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04 Jun 2013   #5
cosmin2007

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pianophile View Post
Finally I could not find the answer in the link above. My question is following: when I sort by type and by name, I get the following sorting:
FOLDER1
FOLDER2
FOLDER3
file1.a
file2.a
file3.a
file1.b
file2.b
file3.b
Now how can I get the following sorting?
FOLDER1
FOLDER2
FOLDER3
file1.b
file2.b
file3.b
file1.a
file2.a
file3.a
Note that in my Win7 version I have not access to the "Customize tab" in the folder properties.
Hello,

Basically, if I get this right, you need to sort the files alphabetically by name and in reverse alphabetical order for the extension. Is that correct ?
I think this is possible. First you need to click on the Type column to revert the extension alphabetical order and after that you need to click the Name column once. This should provide you with the desired result, but the folders are at the bottom: http://puu.sh/38sq9.png (that is not an issue, I asume). Previous, initial view was : http://puu.sh/38s1N.png
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05 Jun 2013   #6
pianophile

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by cosmin2007 View Post

Hello,

Basically, if I get this right, you need to sort the files alphabetically by name and in reverse alphabetical order for the extension. Is that correct ?
I think this is possible. First you need to click on the Type column to revert the extension alphabetical order and after that you need to click the Name column once. This should provide you with the desired result, but the folders are at the bottom: http://puu.sh/38sq9.png (that is not an issue, I asume). Previous, initial view was : http://puu.sh/38s1N.png
Yes, you are right. But when I do what you suggest, the folders move down to the bottom, and the point is precisely that I want to have them at the top (because I have many *.a files).
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05 Jun 2013   #7
lehnerus2000

W7 Ultimate SP1, LM18 MATE, W10IP VM, W10 Home, #All 64 bit
 
 
Two Windows?

The only thing I can think of at the moment is:
  • Open the same folder in 2 windows
  • Use "Sort by" and "Group by" in one of the windows
  • Use the Search function in the other one to isolate those files (e.g. flac)
You may have to use "Group by Folder path" in the Search window.
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05 Jun 2013   #8
pianophile

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by lehnerus2000 View Post
The only thing I can think of at the moment is:
  • Open the same folder in 2 windows
  • Use "Sort by" and "Group by" in one of the windows
  • Use the Search function in the other one to isolate those files (e.g. flac)
You may have to use "Group by Folder path" in the Search window.
Thank you lehnerus, but I would like to have this by default for all my folders all the time.
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05 Jun 2013   #9
Brink

64-bit Windows 10 Pro
 
 

You could use the method in the tutorial below to apply a folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
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05 Jun 2013   #10
pianophile

windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Brink View Post
You could use the method in the tutorial below to apply a folder view to all folders.

Folder View - Set a Default for All Folders
I looked at the tutorial, but it does not tell how to build a template that specifies the ordering of the file extensions (while keeping the folder at the top).

I could turn my question with other words: is there a place in win7 where one can specify how the file extensions are used for the ordering?
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