W7: How to sort desktop icons by DATE CREATED

Discussion in 'Operating Systems' started by lobski2, Mar 8, 2010.

  1. lobski2

    lobski2 Gawd

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    This is a feature I miss tremendously from XP. The closest thing I can do is sort by date modified, and desktop is where I put a lot of my new files. They go all over the place. And if I copy an older file to desktop, they go right in the middle of my icons. And yes, I need a lot of icons on my desktop.


    tl;dr: How to sort icons on desktop by Date Created?
     
  2. spotdog14

    spotdog14 [H]ard|Gawd

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    You cannot sort by penis.
     
  3. Arainach

    Arainach 2[H]4U

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    Turn on Auto Arrange and Sort by Date Modified, and then never ever move anything. Then they'll be in the order you want.
     
  4. DeaconFrost

    DeaconFrost [H]ardForum Junkie

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    Not to hijack, but that is a pet peeve of mine when my users insist on treating their desktop as their work area. I love clean desktops, and can't stand having the clutter there, when a folder on my data drive does the job much better...but I guess we can call it a personal preference sort of thing.