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I have a directory, which contains many files (more than a thousand), from different types (file extensions).

I can sort them by Date modified, or by Type. But seems that I can't sort them by both of these columns. In other words, what I want is to sort files by Type, which makes me able to find out files of similar types in a glance, then in each type, I'd like to sort them by Date modified, so that last modified file of each file type would be shown at the top of the list of that file type.

Is there a way in Windows 8 to support sorting on multiple columns? I can't find an option.

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Not precisely what you want, but maybe helpful:

You can filter the folder to show only interesting file types, and then sort by date.

To filter, click on the drop down arrow next to the column title, and select the types you are interested in. Here's an example, showing only Word documents and sorting by date:

filter

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