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Old March 8, 2010, 03:05 AM
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Default W7: How to sort desktop icons by DATE CREATED

This is a feature I miss tremendously from XP. The closest thing I can do is sort by date modified, and desktop is where I put a lot of my new files. They go all over the place. And if I copy an older file to desktop, they go right in the middle of my icons. And yes, I need a lot of icons on my desktop.

tl;dr: How to sort icons on desktop by Date Created?
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Old March 8, 2010, 10:40 AM
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I'm not sure how to sort them, but if your goal is to keep your desktop organized, you might want to check out a free program called Fences by Stardock. I also have a large amount of icons, and I find the program really helpful.

You can check it out here.
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Old March 8, 2010, 12:04 PM
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I don't want to come off sounding like a #@$$, but I recommend changing your procedure by putting your 'new files' in a separate folder, not on your desktop.
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Old March 8, 2010, 12:04 PM
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looks interesting, wonder if that will play nice with d-color...

unfortunately it doesn't play nice at all. looked like it would have really been nice.

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Old March 8, 2010, 12:47 PM
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Forgive me if I'm sounding obvious with this... When you a create a new file on your desktop isn't the new file always tacked on at the very end of the list? Leave it as is?
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Old March 8, 2010, 02:42 PM
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Disable auto arrange, and Windows will not automatically sort your desktop items. Then sort them how you see fit.
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Old March 8, 2010, 04:47 PM
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Navigate to your User\Desktop folder.
Right click > Sort By > More
Check off Date Created > OK
Right click > Sort By > Date Created.

That what you want?
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