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It’s far easier to right click on your header row and tweak to get what you want and get rid of what you don’t. Reply to quoted posts Clear. Javascript Disabled Detected You currently have javascript disabled. Sorry this didn’t help.
 
 

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This thread is locked. You can follow the question or vote as helpful, but you cannot reply to this thread. I have the same question Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Shawn Brink MVP. Did you want “Group by” set to ” None ” instead? Also, I disabled grouping although it might not do anything in this case. I have the same question 1. Report abuse. Details required :. Cancel Submit. Hi, I’m Elise, and I’d be happy to help with your issue. Unfortunately file explorer doesn’t keep track of the files in the same manner as the download manager.

As such Date Modified is about the closest metric to use. In order to make the new column appear in the existing Explorer window, you must resize the other columns. To do so, point at the separator between the Name and Date modified columns.

Please see attached screenshot, I am not seeing a ‘date modified ‘ option in explorer. I am not seeing how file explorer will show the files which were downloaded separately on Friday and saturday?

Also before anyone here should bring up any copyright issues, traxsource is a paid music subscription service with a legal section in the TOS which states their artists are paid for their music so no file here is from youtube or any other ‘free’ net download.

Well, you were not explicit about being in music folders, which have different display defaults. As you can see from your own screen shot, there is no actual data in “date received” and, thus, you can’t sort on it. Simply move you mouse anywhere in the title row and right click. You will be presented with the columns that you can choose to display in relation to those files. Uncheck “date received” and check “date modified. Media libraries get their own defaults which are quite different than if you open File Explorer and choose to explore your C: drive, for instance.

I have yet to see a File Explorer default for the header row on “normal” file folders be anything other than: Name, Date Modified, Type, Size. If yours is showing something other than the previously mentioned four fields for a typical read: not media files folder on your system then someone customized it. Windows detects what kind of files you have in the folder and automatically “optimizes” the folder to suit.

If you change the folder to “General Items” you will see the default columns. Yes, and you see blue checkboxes, checked, next to each and every column that’s shown in your header row with the exception of “Name”, which must be shown. Click on “Date Received” to uncheck it since it’s a data-free column and check the box next to Date Modified. It appears, based on the little “descending chevron” that’s on display in your “Title” column that you are currently sorting on that column in descending order Z to A.

If you click on any other column in the header row that becomes the sort column, whether it’s ascending or descending by default depends on the column. One need only click on the ascending chevron to toggle to descending order or vice versa.

All you will do to find files downloaded in the recent past is to click on the “Date Modified” column once you’re displaying it and sort it in descending order so that the newest files or folders, if you’ve got those, too – and they’ll appear above the files show first. The problem being that one would not generally want “General file” defaults on Media files.

It’s far easier to right click on your header row and tweak to get what you want and get rid of what you don’t. The point I was trying to make is Windows automatically “optimizes” the folder based on the type of files in it.

 

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The tutorials below can help show you more about the “Group by” and “Sort by” folder view settings to help for now. Was this reply helpful? Yes No. Sorry this didn’t help. Hi, I’m Elise, and I’d be happy to help with your issue. Unfortunately file explorer doesn’t keep track of the files in the same manner as the download manager. As such Date Modified is about the closest metric to use. The only further suggestion I can give is to submit feedback on the issue using the feedback hub app, you can find this in the start menu.

Please let me know if you need any further assistance. Latest News: Russian hackers use new info stealer malware against Ukrainian orgs. Posted 24 April – AM. Hey guys, I downloaded some file off the net on two days [Friday and yesterday] all into one folder. Now I would like to separate the files downloaded for each day so I choose “date received” from the ‘sort by’ option in explorer but I am not seeing any results for that, any ideas please?

Why are you not using the “date modified” column for sort order that shows up in File Explorer by default.

Unless you’ve been modifying the files in some way since downloading them the date modified should be the date-time their respective downloads completed. If this is going to be a need going forward, and the files in question will be tweaked on many occasions after acquisition, consider using date-time as a part of their names, e. When you add new columns to the Explorer window, they will be added to the right as shown by the green arrow in the screenshot below.

In order to make the new column appear in the existing Explorer window, you must resize the other columns. To do so, point at the separator between the Name and Date modified columns. Please see attached screenshot, I am not seeing a ‘date modified ‘ option in explorer. I am not seeing how file explorer will show the files which were downloaded separately on Friday and saturday?

Also before anyone here should bring up any copyright issues, traxsource is a paid music subscription service with a legal section in the TOS which states their artists are paid for their music so no file here is from youtube or any other ‘free’ net download. Well, you were not explicit about being in music folders, which have different display defaults.

I hope there is someone out there that can help me reverse this stupidity. Edit: I found the Group By view and corrected my issue. No idea how it changed. Sorry for the rant. Was this reply helpful? You can download files and folders to your computer from your Dropbox account.

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