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How do you set windows to automatically Sort files & Doc's

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    How do you set windows to automatically Sort files & Doc's


    HI, I was wondering if there's a way to set the PC to automatically sort your files and documents?

    For example: When you download or create a Word Document and you save it to your Document's folder. Instead of it going somewhere in the mix, whether it be on the bottom or in the middle, it's saved randomly. I want it to be saved with all the other Word Doc's in my Document's folder. I know about the view tab, then sort by name then type. I want to have this do it automatically and not have to constantly hit Name then Type in explorer.

    Unless I"m missing something here, I just can't get it to always sort like this without having to manually do it each time I open the folder or explorer ..

    In this picture you will see an assortment of doc's (In alphabetical order) If I hit TYPE on the top of the explorer window, it will sort them by type...I just want this to be done automatically...


    Thanks in advance!


    This is sorted by name:
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    This is then sorted by Type:
    Attached Thumbnails Attached Thumbnails Sorted.PNG  

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    This claims to work in W7. You can give it a try

    Having Windows 7 "Sort by File Type" by default - Super User
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    This claims to work in W7. You can give it a try

    Having Windows 7 "Sort by File Type" by default - Super User
    Thanks...I think I tried this...it didn't work...but I'll try again....Maybe I did something wrong...
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    Explorer is finicky. Even some of the stuff that works doesn't work.
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    How about right click on blank spot in Explorer and use "Group By" Type
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    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    How about right click on blank spot in Explorer and use "Group By" Type
    Yeah, I have done this, but was wondering if there was a way, (Like on a Mac) if I just open my C; drive, and do this, it would automatically sort this stuff and put them in the correct spot automatically every time I add a file/doc. I'm guessing this can't happen automatically?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Homeuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    How about right click on blank spot in Explorer and use "Group By" Type
    Yeah, I have done this, but was wondering if there was a way, (Like on a Mac) if I just open my C; drive, and do this, it would automatically sort this stuff and put them in the correct spot automatically every time I add a file/doc. I'm guessing this can't happen automatically?
    File Explorer has limited options. You would likely need a 3rd party File Manager that does not just hand over the work to Explorer. I mostly use Explorer so I am not up on the various options of the file managers.

    You might look on some lists and review sites:

    Best Free File Manager | Gizmo's Freeware

    The Best Alternative File Managers for Windows, Mac, and Linux
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Homeuser View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by CountryBumkin View Post
    How about right click on blank spot in Explorer and use "Group By" Type
    Yeah, I have done this, but was wondering if there was a way, (Like on a Mac) if I just open my C; drive, and do this, it would automatically sort this stuff and put them in the correct spot automatically every time I add a file/doc. I'm guessing this can't happen automatically?
    File Explorer has limited options. You would likely need a 3rd party File Manager that does not just hand over the work to Explorer. I mostly use Explorer so I am not up on the various options of the file managers.

    You might look on some lists and review sites:

    Best Free File Manager | Gizmo's Freeware

    The Best Alternative File Managers for Windows, Mac, and Linux
    Thank You! That's what I was thinking myself...I'll look into these....
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    If you find something great please post. Especially if it is a free 64 bit solution. I used FreeCommander for some time. A nice 32 bit file manager. But I haven't looked at many others.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MilesAhead View Post
    If you find something great please post. Especially if it is a free 64 bit solution. I used FreeCommander for some time. A nice 32 bit file manager. But I haven't looked at many others.
    I definitely will....
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