The File Explorer is the ultimate tool for browsing files on storage on a Windows 11/10 computer. It provides a great sense of customization for both listing and performing operations on a file. A user can arrange the files and folders being browsed by their name, type, date, size, etc. Files sharing a common attribute can also be grouped using the grouping feature. But this feature to disable Group by Folder View does not always help users. That is why these features can be turned on or off. In this article, we will be checking out how to disable file grouping in File Explorer on Windows 11/10.
Disable File Grouping in Explorer
We will be taking a look at two things regarding disabling File grouping in File Explorer on Windows 10:
- Disable File grouping for only one folder.
- Disable File grouping for all the folders.
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1] Disable File grouping for only one folder
It is a relatively simple and straightforward method that will work when you wish to Disable File grouping for one folder only.
- Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where you wish to disable file grouping.
- Right-click anywhere in the folder.
- Select Group by > None.
It will disable file grouping for that particular single folder only.
2] Disable File grouping for all the folders
This method is an extension of the first method. After following the steps in the first method, hit the following key combinations in the given order to open Folder Options:
- ALT + V
- Then, ALT + Y
- Lastly, ALT + O
Navigate to the View tab.
Under the section of Folder views, select Apply to Folders.
Select Apply and then select OK.
It will disable file grouping on all folders on that computer listed in File Explorer.
TIP: You can also use WinSetView to tweak Windows File Explorer UI.
I hope you found this guide useful to disable Group by Folder View.