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Windows 7: Set "Date Taken" as default sort option in Pictures folder


27 May 2012   #1

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 
Set "Date Taken" as default sort option in Pictures folder

Hi Guys & Gals
i have a lot of photos in different folders and i want to sort them into order of date taken, i know this can be done via ..right click, sort by..more..date taken.

But this is a pain to keep doing, is there anyway i can have it so windows remembers that i want "date taken" in the right click menu or can it be set as default anywhere??

Thanks

Pete

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27 May 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-Bit
 
 

I don't know how you can set Date Taken as a global setting, but with thousands of pictures on my hard drive I create my own folder structure thus:

Computer\Data Partition\Digital Images Backup\JPEG Images\2012\2012-05-07\ then set the default for Data Taken in each Date folder.

It saves having to scroll through thousands of images and is an easy and practical way of keeping track of things.

You may also want to consider a third-party image viewer, such as IrfanView.

http://www.irfanview.net/
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27 May 2012   #3

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Oh, didnt really want to use a different viewer, thanks for the suggestion though.

Pete
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27 May 2012   #4

Windows 7 Home Premium x64
 
 

Can't you set the properties of the parent folder and the photos subfolders as "Pictures", ensure sort is by "Date Taken" in the parent folder, and in the folder options, "view" tab, apply to folders of this type?
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27 May 2012   #5

x64 (6.3.9600) Win8.1 Pro & soon dual boot x64 (6.1.7601) Win7_SP1 HomePrem
 
 

@ peter7769: Are you viewing from a Library of from a folder?

Your special folders (Doc, pics, vids, music) are the template for all folders of this type. Navigate to your Pictures folder (not the library). Set it how you want it (coliumns, column position, etc) hit the Organize button, select folder and search, hit the view tab, hit the apply to folder button, then Ok out of dialog.
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28 May 2012   #6

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by gigagiggles View Post
Can't you set the properties of the parent folder and the photos subfolders as "Pictures", ensure sort is by "Date Taken" in the parent folder, and in the folder options, "view" tab, apply to folders of this type?

Hi, the parent folder is the My Pictures folder so its already set to pictures, i can see the view tab and i can click choose details & date taken but this doesnt apply to the other folders within the My Pictures
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28 May 2012   #7

Windows 7 64 bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Slartybart View Post
@ peter7769: Are you viewing from a Library of from a folder?

Your special folders (Doc, pics, vids, music) are the template for all folders of this type. Navigate to your Pictures folder (not the library). Set it how you want it (coliumns, column position, etc) hit the Organize button, select folder and search, hit the view tab, hit the apply to folder button, then Ok out of dialog.

Fantastic, that seems to have worked, thanks for everyone suggestions

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