Ordering of items in Windows File Explorer

November 10, 2019 at 06:40:42
Specs: several
I don't remember if it was like this going all the way back to
Windows 95, but the ordering of items by date is annoying me.

When I add new files to a folder, then realize I should put
them in a subfolder (whether new or existing), the new files
are at the top of the list while all the folders are way down
at the bottom. If I reverse the ordering, the folders are at
the top and the new files are way down at the bottom.

Very inconvenient for moving the new files into a subfolder.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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November 10, 2019 at 07:15:41

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#2
November 10, 2019 at 08:21:27
I don't see that the suggestions on that page address the
specific problem I'm whin////complaining about. A way to
fix it would be to put the folders at the top of the column
nomatter which direction (A-Z or Z-A, new-old or old-new)
the items are listed. That doesn't appear to be an option.

(I like the word "nomatter", nomatter whether it is in the
dictionary or not. I have used it for decades, because I
think it is a useful word and has a meaning different from
"no matter", which IS in the dictionary. It was just pointed
out to me that what I always thought was a word, other
people think is not. Nomatter. IMO, "nomatter" means
"doesn't matter", while "no matter" means "empty space".)

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#3
November 10, 2019 at 11:00:28
It's up to you to arrange the files & folders to your personal preference which is why I posted the link explaining how to do so.

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#4
November 10, 2019 at 11:34:29
Yes, but if those instructions explain how to make the newest files
adjacent to the folders, I don't see it. The most-recently added files
are the files I'm most likely to want to move, and it is annoying that
the folders I am most likely to want to put the files in always jump
away to the opposite end of the list.

-- Jeff, in Minneapolis


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#5
November 10, 2019 at 17:20:06
Maybe this link will help.
https://www.digitalcitizen.life/vie...

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