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For a while everything was sorted in alphabetical order in Google Drive, but it recently changed to last-used at the top. How do I set it to go back to alphabetical order, so I can find them quickly?

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You're under the recent view, you want to switch to the main root folder. See the image below for a demonstration of what I mean.

example image

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Use the "Sort" menu (upper right part of the screen)

Google Drive "Sort" menu

Choose the Title option.

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