Windows 10: How can I sort folders by the time created?

Discus and support How can I sort folders by the time created? in Windows 10 Network and Sharing to solve the problem; I want all subfolders in a certain folder to show in the order they were created, with newest at the top. I used to be able to do this earlier, but it... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Network and Sharing' started by Lauriso, Dec 23, 2019.

  1. Lauriso Win User

    How can I sort folders by the time created?


    I want all subfolders in a certain folder to show in the order they were created, with newest at the top. I used to be able to do this earlier, but it seems some update has messed it up. When fiddling around with "Group by" and "Sort by" options, the best I can get are sections like "Earlier this year" and "A long time ago" but that is not what I want. Why can't I find a very simple sorting setting? Is it not there or am I just half-blind? :

    :)
     
    Lauriso, Dec 23, 2019
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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, Dec 23, 2019
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  3. 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.


    How can I sort folders by the time created? ea8092d2-1503-4ff9-b2a2-42100640d71c.png


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

    Looking forward for your response.
     
    Kristine Arp, Dec 23, 2019
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  4. How can I sort folders by the time created?

    Cannot perform backup...Windows asks to create a folder

    I am having problems with the back up files, and every time i get a back up i get this message ( Create the missing folder "
    C:\Windows\System32\config\systemprofile\OneDrive\CATS 6A", as listed in the error message). Create a missing folder was suggested by one of the community members, Pls let me know the steps to follow in order to create a missing folder.

    Thanks,

    Mac
     
    siamaksadjedi, Dec 23, 2019
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