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HOWTO: Sort a Folder by Date Created

I often find myself browsing through my external hard drive through my music. I always looks for the latest songs I’ve downloaded but I tend to forget what’s new. I find the easiest way to find my new stuff is to sort by Date Created, however, the right-click Arrange Icons By menu doesn’t offer Date Created by default:

No ‘Date Created’ sorting by default

It’s easy to add this to the menu though. Just go to View > Choose Details … and check Date Created:

Choose Details…

Date Created

Now when you right-click in the folder, you can choose Arrange Icons By > Created:

Arrange  Icons By > Created

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  1. Hi Mark,

    ThanX for your detailed hint.

    Have a look at this free tool:

    Hope it helps
    Best wishes
    “Ability is nothing without opportunity.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

  2. sam sam

    thanks very much, this helped me out big time!

  3. Jo Jo Jo Jo

    This is exactly what I was looking for. Very helpful for us music junkies, thanks!!

  4. awesome, this helped me thanks !

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