Sometimes you may wish to view files in a different order. For example, if you are trying to create more space on your hard disk, you may want to look for the largest files and decide whether they need to be moved or deleted.

Files can be sorted by name, type, size and date modified. You can also choose to sort in ascending or descending order. For example, you can sort files by date modified and choose to display the oldest modified files at the top of the list or at the bottom of the list.

To sort files:

  1. Open File Explorer by pressing Windows + E, and navigate to the folder you want to Sort.
  2. Set the view of the list of files to Details: press Applications key (or Shift + F10), arrow down to View and press Enter, then arrow down to Details and press Enter.
  3. Press Applications key (or Shift + F10) and arrow down to Sort By and press Enter.
  4. Arrow down to choose Name, Date Modified, Type or Size, and press Enter to confirm.
  5. Go to the View submenu again, and choose Name, Date Modified, Type or Size, again to adjust between Ascending or Descending order.