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How can Explorer sort folders by month?
« on: June 16, 2017, 01:03:07 PM »
I have named some sub folders using this:

month names using 3 letters
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Jul
Aug
Sep
Oct
Nov
Dec

I want Windows Explorer  (file manager) to sow then in order.
I found some articles about this kind of thing, but not exactly  what I wanted.
https://www.tenforums.com/general-support/17943-how-do-you-arrange-files-month.html
Is there a way to do this? Any answer is welcome.    :)

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Re: How can Explorer sort folders by month?
« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2017, 01:10:26 PM »
If you created them in order you can sort by date. Then the earlier month folders appear first.

Otherwise you could prefix them with numbers, then sort alphabetically.

Other than that you cannot have it "detect" on it's own that the names of folders are the short names of English Months and sort on that basis anymore than you can have it detect when folders are the names of periodic elements and sort them by atomic weight.

The solutions you found apply to Libraries, not folders- but, you could use that.

You can create a library, add the parent folder containing those month names, set it to Pictures, then opening that library and right-clicking and arranging by Month, as shown in the link with the normal pictures library. That will arrange based on the actual date of the last modification for each file and arrange then into sets. for each month and year.
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