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Windows 7: How to get folders to sort both subfolders and files?

05 Aug 2014   #1

Windows 7 Professional 64bit
How to get folders to sort both subfolders and files?

When I sort my folders using "date modified," instead of ordering everything, I instead get all of the subfolders sorted, and then below that everything else, so it looks like this:

FOLDER A: 10th Jan
FOLDER B: 7th Jan
FOLDER C: 5th Jan
Randomfile.png: 12th Jan
Randomfile.mp3: 11th Jan
Randomfile.exe: 8th Jan 6th Jan

However, I'd like the files and folders to be mixed together and organised chronologically, like so:

Randomfile.png: 12th Jan
Randomfile.mp3: 11th Jan
FOLDER A: 10th Jan
Randomfile.exe: 8th Jan
FOLDER B: 7th Jan 6th Jan
FOLDER C: 5th Jan

Is there any way to do this?

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05 Aug 2014   #2

Windows 10 Pro X64

I don't think so with Windows Explorer. Maybe an alternative can do it?

Replace Windows Explorer with a free, feature-rich file manager
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01 Dec 2015   #3

Windows 7 Professional

I've only tested this in Win7. In the Explorer search field (upper right). Use the "folder:" filter and then use the full path to the target folder in double quotes. By target folder, I mean the one that you would like to view with folders mixed with files. i.e. Your current directory.

folder: "<full path to target folder>"
folder: "C:\Users\bgrupczy\Downloads"
You can then sort by name or even date modified and they will be mixed.
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01 Dec 2015   #4

Windows 7 Professional 64-bit

Any time dates or numbers are important, I use 01, 02, 03...09, 10, 11, etc. -- without the zeroNumber, then 10 is in front of 2 & 3, etc.
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