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Sort Files According to Date Modified in Windows 7

By Codrut Nistor

Posted in How-to, Windows-7

Whenever files are stored in any folder in Windows 7 they are displayed in alphabetical order to the users. This means that the file name starting with A will appear first and the file name starting with Z will appear at the last. This alphabetical synchronization or arrangement of files in the container makes it easier for the users to locate the required file easily. For home users this configuration is quite well and it does not require any manipulation at all. In production environments however there are several files that are modified daily and users may need to find out the files which have been recently modified. When this is the case users can configure the sorting of the files date wise so that they can be located within no time. As a Windows 7 user if you want to sort the files according to the dates on which they were modified you are required to follow the steps provided below:

  1. Logon to Windows 7 computer with the user account on which you want to enable sorting.

  2. Browse through Windows Explorer and go to the container that contains files.

  3. Right click anywhere in the container and from the context menu go to Sort by and from the appeared submenu click on Date modified.