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New folders not being filed by date order in tree
October 15, 2015
7:00 pm
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Jay Norris
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For years, my folders have been in the “tree” by folder date (title). Recently however, if there is a foto in the new folder that has a date earlier than the folder title, it files/lists the folder by that date. I cannot find anywhere where to change the priority to file by title again. Even removing the earlier dated fotos from the folder and it still remains where initially was listed.

Is there a setting that I have somehow selected unwittingly, that I can change? I’v looked at the Tools/ folder manager, to no avail.

Any suggestions? It is really messing up my file system.

Thanks again for your assistance.

October 18, 2015
10:53 am
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MrsGeek
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Yes, folders get dated initially by the oldest photo in the folder. You can change the date by double-clicking on the folder. That takes you to Folder properties and you’ll see a date there. You can delete the old one and enter a correct one.

Here are some videos I recommend you watch, especially #6.

  1. Forget about Picasa! Know where your pictures are WITHOUT Picasa. #232
  2. Using Folder Manager #233
  3. Your Folder System and Backups #240
  4. Importing Pictures to Named Folders #234
  5. Moving Pictures to a New Folder #235
  6. Fixing Folders previously created with Auto-Dates #236
  7. Use Albums to Organize, NOT Folders #237
  8. Use Tags to Make Albums #238
November 5, 2015
6:05 pm
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And … to sort folders by name rather than date:

View menu

Folder View -> Sort by Name

 

Hope that helps

November 5, 2015
7:30 pm
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Jay Norris
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AHA! That was the ticket. Thank you.

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