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    Sorting Files By Extension

    I used to be able to sort files in a directory by their extension, for example JPG, BMP, PNG. All I am able to do now is sort alphabetically. Is there a way to bring back this functionality?

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    Did you change something recently and what OS are you using?

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    I am using Win 7 Pro 64-Bit. This situation has always been there, I am just tired of putting up with it. It might have been with Win XP that I was able to sort by extension.

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    Hallert,

    Welcome to the Lounge as a new poster!

    Do you have the file extension/type visible in File Explorer? The default in Win Vista+ is not to show this information.
    Go to Organize -> File and Search Options -> View Tab.
    Make sure Hide extensions for known file types is UNCHECKED. {see below}
    You should now be able to sort on filetype.
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    Thanks for the quick reply, Retired Geek. Yes, I always have the 'Hide extensions' unchecked. Even with that, when I click the "Name" column, I just get an alphabetical sort by first letter in an ascending order. If I click on "Name" again, it sorts in a descending order. This particlular directory I am using as a test has JPG, PSD, TXT, and PDF extensions in it. They remain scattered throughout the directory. I want to have all of the PDFs together so I can delete them all at once. Why can't I do that?

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    Hallert,

    Click on the Type column header not the Name header. HTH
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    Thanks, Alan. That really helped.

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