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How do I set sort settings for individual folders?

  1. #1

    Posts : 1
    Windows 8

    How do I set sort settings for individual folders?

    Hi guys,

    I would like to sort the files in a particular folder by, say, date modified, but NOT have this setting applied to other folders in my computer. For example, I would want the files in the other folders to be sorted by name. However, I can't seem to be able to do this in Windows 8 - changing the sort settings for a particular folder applies it to every other folder.

    Is there a way to customize the sort settings for individual folders without having it applied across the board? I recall being able to do it in Windows Vista/7, but can't seem to find the option in Windows 8.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks!

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,582
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Desaque, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    The tutorial below can help show you how to set your folder views per folder. However, it sounds like you are in a library instead of the actual folder location. In a library, all included folders share the same folder view. Only in the folder's actual location will you be able to have separate folder views. For example, "Music" library versus "C:\Users\(user-name)\My Music" folder.

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

    Hope this helps,
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