A couple days ago, I had some folders sorted as 'date modified', and all files and folders would be in the proper place. Issue: Something happend, I have no idea what, i was actually under the impression that nothing unusual happend, until I i noticed a huge block of folders. Now, all my folders on at the very top of my computer, all in chronological order, then under those, all my files, again in chronological order...the folders used to be factored together with the files so they would mix, and newest files AND folders would be at the bottom. Attempted fixes: The only things i have tried are right click and messing with 'arrange by options', so nothing special, and nothing unusual except the folder/file sexism! I don't think this is a malware problem. Running WinXP SP3, win7 beta (actually this problem seems default in win7 beta, but its never actually mixed files and folders before, so I suppose it would be considered relatively normal in beta).