How to make File Explorer stop grouping files by date

Learn how to make File Explorer stop grouping files by date in Windows 11 with this step-by-step tutorial.

Steps

1. Open File Explorer.

2. Click on Sort > Group by > (None).

Make File Explorer stop grouping files by date in Windows 11

File grouping is now disabled for this folder. If you want to disable file grouping for all folders, you follow the next few steps.

3. Click on the three-dots (...) > Options.

Folder options

4. Click on View.

5. Click on the Apply to Folders button.

View tab and Apply to Folders button

6. Click Yes to confirm.

7. Click on Ok at the bottom of the “Folder Options” window.

File grouping is now disabled for all folders.