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Folders - no columns to sort files in list view

  1. #1

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    Windows 8

    Folders - no columns to sort files in list view

    I much prefer the "list view" in my folders but I don't see way to add "columns" to list view. The only folder view showing these sort tabs is "details" view. Can anything be done about this?

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    San Jose - California
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    8.1x64PWMC Ubuntu14.04x64 MintMate17x64

    For list view, you just have to right click on the background and select sort by...

    Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by Items in Windows 8 File Explorer
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  3. #3

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    Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 (64 bit), Linux Mint 17.1 MATE (64 bit)

    Folder Template

    When you set a Folder Template:

    1. Choose all of the columns that you want using Details view
    2. Choose the view you actually want (e.g. List or Icons)
    3. Apply the Template to the appropriate folders.

    You will be able to Sort and Group by the columns you chose in step 1, even if you aren't in Details view.
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  4. #4

    Posts : 3
    Windows 8

    ok, that's a help thanks. Annoying that MS can't leave good things alone though
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