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  1. #1

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    Window 8


    I am unable to get my libraries that I create in Windows 8 (on the desktop) to show all the files in the folders themselves. In Windows 7 there was a dropdown menu that allowed you to arrange the library by file or folder. This is missing in Windows 8 best I can tell. I have gone through every menu setting and all that show up are the subfolders (not the files in them). Even when I search the library - it seems to search only the titles of the folders themselves - not the files in the folders (there are thousands of files in the group of folders). Additionally, the bar at the bottom of the windows counts only the folders, not the files in them. Any ideas would be appreciated. I'm very familiar with libraries from Win 7; however, I cannot figure out how to do this in Windows 8.

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  2. #2

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Hello Mcinoman, and welcome to Eight Forums.

    It's the same in Windows 8, but the Sort by, Group by, and Arrange by settings for this are in the ribbon now instead. The tutorial below can help show more on how to.

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

    Hope this helps,
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  3. #3

    Posts : 22,581
    64-bit Windows 10

    Quote Originally Posted by mcinoman
    Bless you. I never would have figured this out. The only wayto get to this is to right click and find arrange. It's not in the Ribbon.Unreal.
    You're most welcome mcinoman. It should be in the ribbon as well though. Be sure that you have clicked on the View tab in the ribbon to see them.
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