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Windows 7: Pictures Library folders won't sort photos by "date taken"

24 Jul 2015   #1

Windows 7 Home Premium
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 monthly subfolders, and then sort photos by date taken within the subfolders. any ideas? thank you.

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25 Jul 2015   #2

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit

Hi and welcome to SevenForums,
You might try date created instead of date taken
Click on the More options listing if created is not listed.
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25 Jul 2015   #3

Windows 7 Home Premium
no luck

Tried "sort by", "arrange by"and "group by" "date taken" and "date created", but no success. thank you
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26 Jul 2015   #4

Windows 8.1 Pro 64bit

Right click on one of the photo's in Windows Explorer, select Properties and go to the Details tab.
Do you see the "date taken" or "date created"?
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26 Jul 2015   #5

Windows 7 Home Premium

Under "details-origin" it show the correct "date taken", and under "details-file", it show "date created" and "date modified" with the alternate date. All I did was rotate the photos. I have never had this before and have hundreds of photos saved on my laptop.
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 Pictures Library folders won't sort photos by "date taken"

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