Windows 7 Forums
Welcome to Windows 7 Forums. Our forum is dedicated to helping you find support and solutions for any problems regarding your Windows 7 PC be it Dell, HP, Acer, Asus or a custom build. We also provide an extensive Windows 7 tutorial section that covers a wide range of tips and tricks.

Windows 7: How to sort by Date Accessed in all folders?

23 Aug 2012   #1

Windows 7 Enterprise x64
How to sort by Date Accessed in all folders?

I understand that by right clicking on the sorting bar you can choose and add dozens of ways to sort your files. How do I apply one (Date Accessed) not just for one folder, but for on the folders on my drive?

My System SpecsSystem Spec
23 Aug 2012   #2

Win7 64bit Ult

I'm assuming this is what you are after.
1. Click the Start Menu Orb and then Search for cmd. Once that comes up Right-Click cmd.exe and SelectRun as administrator.
2. The UAC prompt will appear… Click Yes!
3. Now in the cmd prompt, Type in “ fsutil behavior set disablelastaccess 0 “ and Press Enter.
4. Restart your PC for changes to take affect.

After restart
1. Switch the Window view to Details.
2. Right-Click category bar and Click More…
3. On the next window Scroll down and Check the box for Date Accessed and then Press OK.
That’s it! Now when you do Windows Searches it will pull up and show the Date accessed category.

Hope this helps Dan
My System SpecsSystem Spec

 How to sort by Date Accessed in all folders?

Thread Tools

Similar help and support threads
Thread Forum
Pictures Library folders won't sort photos by "date taken"
It seems that pictures that have been modified (ie. rotated) will only now sort by the date this modification occurred. Despite that when you hover over it, you can still see the correct "date taken" in its details. Pain in the you know what. I usually have the main folder as the year, and then...
Music, Pictures & Video
How do I sort by both Date AND Type??
Hey I want to know how to sort by both date and type for my folders and files in the explorer... Everytime I change it to date it no longer sorts it by type anymore... Is there a way to do this so I can have both set?? Thank you!! Highly appreciated. :)
General Discussion
How to sort images by date added to a folder
I created a folder on my desktop and add images of books I have sold almost daily. With Windows XP, the images would stay in order as I added them, but with Windows 7 they are always in order of the image name. I have tried using the different sort by date options, but they are always sorted by...
General Discussion
Win 7 sort by date issue - 2011 files/folders now "A Long Time Ago"
Hello there & Happy New Year. :) :party: I have encountered this particular inconvenience on the 2nd day of 2012 while i was transfering photos and files into my PC with Win7. In my Win7 PC, all files/folders created or modified within Dec'2011 and earlier are now all grouped under as "A Long...
General Discussion
WLM won't sort emails properly by date
I can't get my WLM to sort by date, either ascenting or descending. New emails end up all over the place and I have to go down the list to find them. In the columns I have the date selected, along with "subject" and "from" and that's all. I did a repair of Windows Live Essentials, but it didn't...
Browsers & Mail

Our Sites

Site Links

About Us

Find Us

Windows 7 Forums is an independent web site and has not been authorized, sponsored, or otherwise approved by Microsoft Corporation. "Windows 7" and related materials are trademarks of Microsoft Corp.

Designer Media Ltd

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 01:59.
Twitter Facebook Google+