Windows 10: File Explorer sort by date not accurate

Discus and support File Explorer sort by date not accurate in Windows 10 Support to solve the problem; To my knowledge the SORT BY DATE order goes off the last Saved Date not the Created Date but for the life of me I've been getting things showing up in... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Support' started by clrader, Oct 8, 2018.

  1. clrader Win User

    File Explorer sort by date not accurate


    To my knowledge the SORT BY DATE order goes off the last Saved Date not the Created Date but for the life of me I've been getting things showing up in the wrong order occasionally and it's started effecting a syncing program that I use. My clock is set correctly and when I go to file and properties of the file the dates are correct in there. Is there another place that Microsoft stores the time files?

    :)
     
    clrader, Oct 8, 2018
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  2. Kristine Arp Win User

    sort folders and files in explorer

    Hi Greg,

    You can filter the folders and files in File Explorer using the Sort by option. To best address your concern, we need you to answer the following questions:

    • What do you mean when you mentioned “files sorted by latest first”?
    • You mentioned that you were able to perform it before, which Windows version were you using that time?
    • Can you provide us a detailed description of what you would like to perform?

    In the meantime, you can try the following steps:

    • Go to File Explorer.
    • Click the Drive where the files and folders are saved.
    • Under Current view, click Sort by.
    • Select Name if you would like to sort it alphabetically. Choose
      Date modified or Date created if you wanted to sort it by date. Refer to the image below.


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    Please take note that you can’t apply two filters at a time.

    Looking forward for your response.
     
    Kristine Arp, Oct 8, 2018
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  3. Krishna Prasobh V Win User
    Windows 10 file explorer does not sort the songs by its release dates.

    Hi,

    Thank you for posting your query on Microsoft Community.

    I understand that you did not find any option to sort the list of files by release date in Windows 10 Explorer. We will assist you.

    I would like to inform you that this is by design that you will not be able to sort the files by release dates.
    I suggest you to post your valuable suggestions in Windows feedback app. So, that developers will try to implement it in future Windows 10 updates to enhance user experience.

    Hope the information helps. Let us know if you need further assistance. We will be happy to help.

    Thank you.
     
    Krishna Prasobh V, Oct 8, 2018
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  4. CopierGuy Win User

    File Explorer sort by date not accurate

    Windows 10 file explorer does not sort the songs by its release dates.

    HI Krishna,

    Thanks Krishna; I will trot that info over to the Win 10 action crowd. I just wondered if any under answers.MS.com would know such things. Explorer does have the option down in the "more" options of opting for a "Date Created" or "Date Released." In Explorer
    "Date Released" comes up blank; "Date Created" is the date the file shows up in a folder the media is copied to that folder.

    These sort options take place in a folder recognized by Windows that it is a media content folder.

    Sincerely,

    John
     
    CopierGuy, Oct 8, 2018
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