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Old 11-14-09, 13:29
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Default Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

When I used XP Pro I used to download images from the net to a folder on my desktop which I could then sort by "Date Modified" (when viewing"Details"). I could then go back to thumbnail views and the most recently downloaded file was at the top of the display.

I do not appear to have this column in Windows 7 and my downloads are all over the place - and hence hard to find.

How do I restore this function please?
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Old 11-14-09, 17:03
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

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... my downloads are all over the place - and hence hard to find.
So, your downloads are going to various folders? Are you using IE to download, or what? Win 7 has a standard Downloads folder. Normally, downloads initiated via web browser would go to that folder unless you've designated a different location. Please explain your situation in more detail.
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

I am downloading from Firefox - and have designated a folder on the desktop to accept the downloads. (My data is on a separate drive - the C drive is just for the OS and programs but for convenience I use a folder on the desktop to hold downloaded files - sometimes temporarily before moving them on to the main storage drive).

When I said my downloads were all over the place I explained badly - I mean the file order in the folder is all over the place so when I have many files in it there does not seem to be a way to find the latest file I downloaded quickly. Sorting by date is not the same as sorting by date modified as I did in XP.
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Old 11-14-09, 17:43
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

With Windows Explorer displaying your downloads folder, try clicking on the drop down arrow next to Type and selecting, for example, Applications. Then, click on the Date modified column header. This should give you only the Application files in date sequence. Does that help?
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

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I do not appear to have this column in Windows 7
And if you don't have the date modified column just right click Name or Type and you will get a list of column types to display. Add Date Modified.
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

Oops, I missed a key point. Yeah, he needs to add that column.
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

I really appreciate that guys. Must have missed it in the manual - oh no - there isn't one!

Being serious - I had searched "Help" quite hard and failed to find it.

Now not only do I have the column I needed - I have others that are really useful as a photographer too!

Cheers
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Default Re: Date Modified in Windows 7 folders

Hi Paul

I know your issue with folders and the views are fixed with the great help given above, but noticed you mention being a photographer and this is something that may interest you as some of the tools are good for pros Microsoft Pro Photo Tools 2
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Thanks Halo - I'll check it out.
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