Windows 10: File Folder Sorting by date in name

Discus and support File Folder Sorting by date in name in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I have folders where the name starts with the date. IE: 04.14.21 Name, which is April 14, 2021. How do I sort these by Newest to Oldest date?... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Tony Puschkin, Apr 14, 2021.

  1. File Folder Sorting by date in name


    I have folders where the name starts with the date. IE: 04.14.21 Name, which is April 14, 2021. How do I sort these by Newest to Oldest date?

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    Tony Puschkin, Apr 14, 2021
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  2. Graeme.P Win User

    Sort by date added to folder

    Hi there, thanks for your question.

    In File Explorer, all sorting options can be viewed by following these steps:

    - Open the folder and right click inside of it, not on a file.

    - Go to Sort by > More.

    This brings up a list of all possibilities of what to sort by. It doesn't look like there's an options for "date added to folder", but one of the other Date options may help, such as Date Created. You could create a copy of the file and move it in, so that
    the date created matches the date added to the folder?

    Please let me know if you need more information! Thanks!
     
    Graeme.P, Apr 14, 2021
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  3. Gramma21 Win User
    Sort files by date with folders on top

    Until recently, when I used File Explorer, the folder list was always at the top! If I want to sort everything inside a folder by name ascending, it put the folders on top (by name ascending) then files next (by name ascending). If I want to sort everything
    inside a folder by name descending, it put the folders on top (by name descending) then files next (by name descending). That way you can get to the folders easily. Perfect!

    Now, however, it works normal when I sort by name ascending, but when I sort by name descending, it turns the list completely upside down! The files are on top by name descending, then the folders are on BOTTOM by name descending! I want the folders to always
    come on top like they used to do.

    What changed? How can I fix it?

    Thanks!

    Tina
     
    Gramma21, Apr 14, 2021
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  4. Nikhar_K Win User

    File Folder Sorting by date in name

    Sort by 'Date Modified' but keep folders at the top?

    Hi,



    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.



    I understand that after recent update when you sort the files by Date Modified, the folders are listed at the bottom. We would like to know which update was installed on the computer, to check go to
    Start >> Settings >> Update & Security >> Windows Update >> View update history.



    However, you can go ahead and try the following steps and see if that helps in listing the folders at top:



    1. Open File Explorer and navigate to the location where your files are stored.
    2. Sort files by Date Modified (Recent files first).
    3. Hold Shift key and click on the
      Name
      column. This will bring folders at the top with files sorted with Date Modified.


    Let us know the results.



    Regards,

    Nikhar Khare

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Nikhar_K, Apr 14, 2021
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