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Is there a way to sort folders and files by their name all mixed together in Windows 7?

It would be easier to understand if you look at this page.

I want my folders and files arranged like the BEFORE situation of the first screenshot.

If there is no way to do that with Windows Explorer, is there any file management programs that I should try?

I've already tried Total Commander.

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Apparently there is no way to do this in Windows Explorer that I can see, other than having the folders first. One third-party program that lets you mix files/folders is Xplorer2: http://www.zabkat.com/x2lite.htm

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Xplorer2 worked like a charm! Thank you! –  JWoo Aug 28 '11 at 22:41
I've looked through all the options in xplorer^2, and I don't see that option anywhere. Please describe how you enabled it. Thanks! –  iconoclast Dec 24 '13 at 16:41

To sort by name irrespective of type, select "8.3 names" as a column header, and sort by that - now files and folders will be mixed. An 8.3 name is MS-DOS-compatible, it seems. Select all files/folders and go to "Copy Names" on the Edit menu, now you can pop the results into a text file. Very handy program.

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Can you elaborate? How can I select 8.3 names? –  Phpdna Aug 16 '14 at 14:41

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