Windows 10: Windows Explorer is slow to update "date modified" and hampers searching for most recently...

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  1. BillMNYC Win User

    Windows Explorer is slow to update "date modified" and hampers searching for most recently...


    Windows Explorer doesn't seem to be keeping up with "date modified". E.g. I modify a file in Word then save it to my local drive. Then I open Windows Explorer and sort by Date Modified. The file I just saved should be displayed at the top of the file list, but it doesn't. I have to also add that it "sometimes" works, but most of the time, it doesn't. It seems like it takes several minutes for the file system to update to sort by Date Modified. Any suggestions?

    :)
     
    BillMNYC, Jul 31, 2019
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  2. Aaron_Sum Win User

    Illogical date modified updating

    Hi,

    Thank you for writing to Microsoft Community Forums.

    I understand that the modified date is just as important as the created date within the metadata of a given file. We will look into this for you.
    However, in order to get clarity and to assist you accordingly, please reply with the answers to the questions below.

    1. What is the build of Windows 10 running on your system?
    2. Was there any major change or an update on your system prior to which you weren’t facing this issue?
    3. Is the issue only with the pictures taken from the camera or the other pictures and files within the system as well?

    Meanwhile, I would suggest you to follow the steps below and check if it is helpful to you.

    Method 1: Enable the Date Modified Column in the File Explorer.

    To enable the Date modified column within the particular folder, please follow the steps below.

    1. Open the Folder in which you wish to see the Date modified column.
    2. Right-click on the
      Header for Name, date, type etc. This will give you a list of columns that can be displayed.
    3. Select the option Date modified, clearing the tick removes that column.
    4. Modify a file and check if it is being reflected in the Date modified column.

    If the issue still persists, where you aren’t able to see the value in the Date modified column even after making the changes to the particular file, please follow ‘Method 2’.

    Method 2: Create a new user account.

    This issue could be due to profile corruption. Hence to eliminate possibilities, I would suggest you to ‘Create
    a local user or administrator account
    ’ and check if the issue persists.

    Note:
    You will not see all your files under your default file location. So your data will be saved under C:\users\user_name.

    We await your response.

    Aaron Summith

    Microsoft Community - Moderator
     
    Aaron_Sum, Jul 31, 2019
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  3. Xylee Del Win User
    File Explorer Date Created and Modified not always correct

    Hi,

    The File Explorer may have encountered a system conflict that caused this issue. For us to start with initial troubleshooting, we'd like to know more information, kindly answer the following questions:

    • Which build and version of Windows 10 do you have?
    • In File Explorer, what does it indicate in the Date column? Does it show Date Modified or Date Created? (right click the Date Modified section at the top, which are the ones that has a checkmark?)
    • Which troubleshooting steps have you done so far?

    Kindly get back to us for further assistance.
     
    Xylee Del, Jul 31, 2019
    #3
  4. 92strings Win User

    Windows Explorer is slow to update "date modified" and hampers searching for most recently...

    File Explorer closes while performing date modified search on Windows 10.

    Original Title: File Explorer closes while performing date modified search

    When I perform a Date Modified search of my C: drive the search begins but before completing the search the File Explorer window abruptly closes.

    I did a few tests and date modified searches work on other drives and on both user account folders. I haven't tested everything, but so far it's ONLY date modified search of the C: drive that crashes File Explorer.

    Recently I noticed File Explorer lags when I create a new folder, change a folder name or file name, things like that.

    From command prompt I ran:

    sfc /scannow

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Scanhealth

    DISM.exe /Online /Cleanup-image /Restorehealth

    They found/fixed nothing.

    How do I fix this?
     
    92strings, Jul 31, 2019
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