So I have been having trouble figuring out how to make my folders organize my files by the date I add them to the folder. Essentially I want certain folders to place the files in order of when I put the file into the folder.
For some reason the most obvious options tend to not work exactly. I would think that going to view, and then sort by "date" would make it so whenever I place a file in that folder it would automatically go to the bottom of the folder and be the last item there. But sometimes, when I place the file in the folder it is like 3rd from the last file in the folder.
I feel like I am really missing something obvious because back when I had Windows XP, this was never an issue and most of my folders would automatically sort by the date I put the file in the folder.
remember its only a view, they aren't 'placed' in any order.
Make sure you are using the right date, there's created date, modified date, date accessed amongst others, this could be why they are not appearing as you expect them to.
I know that I can add options like "date modified" and "date accessed", I'm just curious which one I should use to make my folders sort by, I guess the date that I added the file to the folder. I also do have the "sort by" option, I just forgot to put that.
I still cant figure out how to make the folders organize the way I want. Is wanting to have your files sort themselves by the order you placed them in the folder really such a unique concept?
This was the way all my files automatically sorted themselves when I had XP, it was never an issue. Now I don't even understand what all the different "date accessed", "date", "date modified", and "date archived" options even mean. When I try to set the folder to sort by any of the different "date" options it just makes no sense the way the files organize themselves.
Has no one else ever needed to organize a folder in order of when the files were placed in the folder?