Windows 10: How to sort files by 'date added to folder' to undo copy or move manually

Discus and support How to sort files by 'date added to folder' to undo copy or move manually in Windows 10 Ask Insider to solve the problem; Couldn't find straight forward answer to this. Accidentally moved a load of partial downloads into a folder I had been sorting so mixed things up.... Discussion in 'Windows 10 Ask Insider' started by /u/discord_uk, May 23, 2020.

  1. How to sort files by 'date added to folder' to undo copy or move manually


    Couldn't find straight forward answer to this.

    Accidentally moved a load of partial downloads into a folder I had been sorting so mixed things up. Cancelled half way through. Wanted to sort which ones were last added to folder to remove/ move back. 'Sort by date created' didn't work because was same as original file and not 'moved file'. Couldn't 'undo move' because cancelled half way through. 'Date modified' didn't apply either. Lots of windows advisors on Microsoft page answering question but not answering question when I searched. Turns out 'Date Accessed' is the one I needed. Putting it here so hopefully comes up for someone in similar predicament in a Google search.

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    /u/discord_uk, May 23, 2020
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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, May 23, 2020
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  3. Sort by date added to folder

    Sorry - it seems I'm not explaining myself well. I know I can add different columns, what I do not know is if there is a column that will allow you to sort by date added.

    What I mean by that is:

    Lets say that at 9am this morning I added the file cats.jpg to a folder that is full of pictures. Then at 3pm I added the file dogs.jpg. I now want to sort the folder by the date that the file was added. So it would list first dogs.jpg, then cats.jpg
    and on through all the files. Note this is when added, rather than when created/modified/last accessed.

    I've tried lots of different columns with date in them, and none of them seem to be doing what I need. I'm not sure if I'm missing something (because responses to this question suggest it can be done), or if it's actually not possible to know when a file
    was added to a folder (as opposed to created).
     
    Mem_123412, May 23, 2020
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  4. temp02 Win User

    How to sort files by 'date added to folder' to undo copy or move manually

    Java.nio.file - Copying files

    You can't copy a folder, thats why it generates an exception (you are trying to copy a folder using a copy file function).
    You probably need to list all the files inside that folder and copy one by one
     
    temp02, May 23, 2020
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