File Explorer file order has changed


Extraordinary Member
When I open a folder on drive D, called downloads, I find that the files are grouped into sections with names such as earlier this week, last week, last month.

For some this may be ideal but for me it is only confusing.

How do I change back to the classical style, all by name, date etc?



Windows Forum Team
Staff member
Windows tracks views per directory. If you want the same view for everything.

Open a directory and set the view to what you want
Click the View Tab
Click Options > 'change folder and search options'
Click the View tab
Click 'Apply to Folders'