Article updated on December 30, 2006

  1. Start Windows explorer (Keyboard shortcut: Start + E)
  2. Right click with mouse inside a folder you want to sort.
  3. Go to "Arrange Icons By"
  4. Select "Show in groups"Windows explorer, sort files and folders. How to show in groups
  5. Now you can sort your files and folders by changing "Arrange By Icons"
    • Name
    • Size
    • Type
    • Modified
  6. See picture below to see how files are sorted in groups by nameSorted in groups, example

How to apply and save your folder customization to all of your folders

  1. Go to "Tools" menu in windows explorer
  2. Select "Folder options..."
  3. Select "View" tab
  4. In "Folders view" window, press "Apply to all folders" button.