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I have 2 folders customized as "General Items". Below is how I configured:

  • Right click on folder
  • Property > customized tab > select "General Items" in optimized this folder for

Both folder is sorted by date modified. One of the folder has the order:

file1, date modified=7/1/2011
file2, date modified=6/1/2011
folder1, date modified=7/1/2011
folder2, date modified=6/1/2011

However, the other folder looks like:

folder1, date modified=7/1/2011
folder2, date modified=6/1/2011
file1, date modified=7/1/2011
file2, date modified=6/1/2011

What could cause one has all files on top half, while the other folder has all folders on top half? I want make both folder have files on top half. Is there any way to do this?

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Sounds like you have secondary sorting (by type) active.

To change it (works fine for me):

  • Make "Details" view first (obviously)
  • Sort by name (click on "Name" column)
  • Now sort by "Date modified" (click on appropriate column)

The above sequence results in files first then folders.

If you Shift+Click on "Type" column, it will sort Folders first and then Files.

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thanks for your reply. But this didn't work for me though. I found a workaround by changing folder type to "Documents" instead of "General Items". –  Stan Jul 17 '11 at 20:11

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