How to restore default grouping in Home folder in Windows 10

If you accidentally or intentionally changed the grouping order in the Home folder in Windows 10, you might want to restore the default look back. Unfortunately, this can be very confusing for people who are not familiar with File Explorer features. It takes some time even for me to find the proper grouping criteria, so I would like to share with you this simple tip.

For instance, let's change the Home folder grouping to 'Type'. It will look as follows:
home folder group by type
In this case, you will get another view of the Home folder. Instead of Frequent folders and Recent files it will show Files, Links, Folders and so on. However, in the 'Group By' context menu, the default group criteria is missing, so you cannot switch the Home folder back to the default grouping quickly. Here's how you can do it:

  1. Right click an empty area in the Home folder.
  2. In the context menu, select Group by - > More ...
    group by - more
  3. In the Choose Details dialog box, scroll to the Group item and tick it:
    choose details dialog
  4. Click OK. The Choose Details dialog will be closed.
  5. Again, right click the empty space in the Home folder. Select Group by -> Group from the context menu:
    group by - group

That's it.
default grouping in Home folder in Windows 10
The default grouping will be restored in the Home folder in Windows 10 as it previously was.

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Author: Sergey Tkachenko

Sergey Tkachenko is a software developer who started Winaero back in 2011. On this blog, Sergey is writing about everything connected to Microsoft, Windows and popular software. Follow him on Telegram, Twitter, and YouTube.

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