Searching in Windows 7 is frustrating, inconsistent, and too different from in XP. One of the most egregious problems is that it insists on grouping search results by the immediate parent of items. That is, in the
Folder column, instead of simply listing the directory path that the item is stored in, Windows 7 lists the immediate parent, and then puts the rest of the path in parentheses.
This behavior is baffling at best since it has little, if any, practical application, but more importantly, it breaks sorting on the
Folder column as shown below.
Is there a way to get Windows 7 to knock it off?
Correct Folder-sorting in XP:
Incorrect Folder-sorting in 7