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Windows 7: file listings in Windows 7

27 Nov 2017   #1
elawhomey10

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
file listings in Windows 7

When I open a folder I want to see files first, ahead of subfolders. Surely there is a simple way to fix this but I haven't been able to find one.

Thank you for any help.


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27 Nov 2017   #2
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

Why do you have a lot of sub folders within a main folder. If you don't have any sub folders within a folder then the files will be the only things listed.
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28 Nov 2017   #3
LMiller7

Windows 7 Pro 64 bit
 
 

In details view you can click on the name column or in other views you can select descending sort from the view menu. This will produce a listing in reverse alphabetical order with files shown first. I don't believe there is any other way. Most people, including myself, have a preference for folders listed first. Third party file managers may have an option for otherwise showing files first but I don't know of any that do.
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29 Nov 2017   #4
mrjimphelps

Linux Mint 18.2 xfce 64-bit (VMWare host) / Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit (VMWare guest)
 
 

Here are some alternatives to Windows File Explorer:
http://www.makeuseof.com/tag/best-wi...-replacements/

Likely you'll find that one of these will let you sort and view your files the way you want to.
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03 Dec 2017   #5
Wamsert

Windows 7 Ultimate x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Ranger4 View Post
Why do you have a lot of sub folders within a main folder. If you don't have any sub folders within a folder then the files will be the only things listed.
What you mean that if there is only one subfile in a master folder, there will be a list of files , isn't it ?
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03 Dec 2017   #6
Ranger4

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit sp1
 
 

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What you mean that if there is only one subfile in a master folder, there will be a list of files , isn't it ?
What I mean is, say you have a Folder called Business Maintenance listed in My Documents, then every document that you have saved in that folder will be be shown as a file, individually listed with the name that you have saved it as. This list would normally be saved in alphabetical order.

Is that a clear enough explanation for you?.
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