How to disable File Grouping in Explorer on Windows 10

The File Explorer is the ultimate tool for browsing files on storage on a Windows 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 these feature 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 10.

How to disable File Grouping in Explorer on Windows 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:

  1. Disable File grouping for only one folder.
  2. Disable File grouping for all the folders.

1] Disable File grouping for only one folder

Disable File Grouping in Explorer

It is a relatively simple and straightforward method that will work when you wish to Disable File grouping for one folder only.

  1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the folder where you wish to disable file grouping.
  2. Right-click anywhere in the folder.
  3. 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.

I hope you found this guide useful.

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Ayush has been a Windows enthusiast since the day he got his first PC with Windows 98SE. He is an active Windows Insider since Day 1 and is now a Windows Insider MVP. He has been testing pre-release services on his Windows 10 PC, Lumia, and Android devices.

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