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Windows 7: File and Folder Arrangement - Group by - Sort by - Arrange by

08 Jan 2011   #20

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by hosseinisgreat View Post
I want to group items in library by custom(i want to select which item be in what group)
is there any way?
i have attached my library pic.

Hello Hossienisgreat, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. You can only use "Arrange by" as in OPTION THREE in the tutorial for inside the libraries, and use "Sort by" and "Group by" with the main Libraries folder as in your screenshot.

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13 Apr 2011   #21

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
More group by name options

thanks for the guide, it was very helpful, however i wanted to know if it was possible when using the "Group by Name" option you can do it by each individual letter and not in strings like A-H, I-P and Q-Z
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13 Apr 2011   #22

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Chad, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Sorry, but no. It's only able to group them into strings like that instead.
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21 May 2011   #23
saurabh khare

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hey Brink, Thanx for this wonderful post! Now I have got a problem. In certain folders I have changed the arrangement to group the contents by type. But after some time, or say after I restart the system, the arrangement changes back to the default one automatically. Any help would be greatly appreciated!
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21 May 2011   #24

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Saurabh, and welcome to Seven Forums.

Where is this folder located?

If on an external or removable location, then this is normal since these type of locations will not have their folder views remembered after such an event.
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22 May 2011   #25
saurabh khare

Windows 7 Ultimate x86

Hi Thanx Brink for the quick reply. I was actually talking about the downloads folder located at C:\Users\xxxxxx\Downloads.
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22 May 2011   #26

64-bit Windows 10 Pro


For that folder, it's going to be Automatic Folder Type Discovery that is casuing your issue. This is when Windows will automatically change the folder template of a folder to match the file type of the last file added or saved in the folder. Since this is your Downloads folder, you would be having all sorts of different file types saved to it causing it to change templates each time.

To stop this, you could use the tutorial below to set a default template to disable Automatic Folder Type Discovery. Unfortunately, it will set it to be the default for all folders, but you will still be able to manually change the folder template for each of them.

Folder Template - Default

Hope this helps,
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18 Aug 2011   #27

windows 7 ultimate


The grouping by name ranges seems to be quite arbitary,

Is it possible to amend these, or simply use the alphabet letters as in xp ?
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18 Aug 2011   #28

64-bit Windows 10 Pro

Hello Fish,

No way that I know of to change that specific "group by" option other than using a different view option.
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02 Feb 2012   #29

Windows 7 64 Bits


First post here. I'm wondering something about the "group by type" option. I use this option quite a lot for my music recording projects. Some days ago, something happened and I can't use this option anymore, I can group the files by type in my folder but when I close the explorer, the files are not grouped by type anymore unfortunately. It's really weird because I never had this problem before...

Other weird stuffs : No programms anymore in the start menu (latest used programms) and I've lost the settings of my recording software. I don't know if there is a link with the "group by" problem but maybe?

Any help would be very appreciated because I'm very curious to know what happened... Thanks :)
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