How to sort by file type in sharepoint

anonimoosi 21 Reputation points

Can someone advise how i can sort the file by file type?

For example, there are .docx, .csv, .pdf, .xslm etc and I want to sort it by extension so that in the ascending order, it will show all .csv first, followed by .docx, .pdf and lastly .xslm.

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  1. CaseyYang-MSFT 10,326 Reputation points

    Hi @anonimoosi ,

    Are you using SharePoint online or SharePoint on-premises?

    1.You could use "Group by Type" option if you are using SharePoint online:


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    2.You could use sort option in library view settings if you are using SharePoint on-premises(this option is also available in SharePoint online):

    Library Settings > click your view to edit > Sort > First sort by the column: select Type(icon linked to document)


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