OS X :: How To Sort File By Create Date

Sep 18, 2010

How do I sort files by create date in Finder? I have Name, Date Modified, Size and Kind. I see no way to add File Create Date.

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OS X :: Sort By The Date A File Is Placed Into A Folder (Date Modified/Created Not Working)

Jun 3, 2010

I have a folder where I place an ever growing collection of my favorite songs. Before I switched to Mac, on Windows, when I wanted to revisit songs I most recently added to the folder, I would sort the songs by the Date Modified and it would order the files I placed in the folder by date.

In OSX, however, there must be a slightly different meaning to "Date Modified," as it does not quite sort my songs by the order they were added. It gets some of it right, but there's plenty of files that are out of order--tune "x", which I know was placed in the folder a week ago is actually listed further down the list with songs placed in the folder months ago.

Is there a way to have OSX sort files in order of the date it was placed in a folder? Neither "Date Modified" nor "Date Created" works 100% as I thought it would. Or is the OSX definition of Date Modified/Created slightly different than Windows?

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OS X Mountain Lion :: How To Create ZIP File With Date In Terminal

Aug 27, 2014

I am looking for a command to create a .zip file with todays date of /Library/Caches/

What is the command for creating a .zip file with date in Terminal?

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OS X :: Cannot Sort Photos By Date Created

Oct 19, 2010

I spend a lot of time to change the date taken of my trip as my daughter camera was out of date, now I want to sort every thing by date the option on (Finder / View / Sort by / Date Created) is not highlighted so I cant sort by date created, How can I sort with this option?

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OS X :: How To Sort Finder Window By Date Added

Dec 19, 2010

When I right click a folder I have dragged to the Dock I get the option to sort by "Date Added". This is super handy and I would like to be able to do it throughout the Finder but I can't find the option anywhere. Please note: I realize there is Date Created and Date Modified, these are not what I'm wanting to do, if a file was created and last modified a year ago, but added to a folder five minutes ago, I want to be able to sort the folder contents so that the file just added appears at the top of the list. (As they do in Stacks.)

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Applications :: Aperture - How To Sort Events By Date

Jan 23, 2010

I'm trying to import iPhoto Events into Aperture through Aperture's built-in function (File->Show iPhoto Browser). But the Events are sorted alphabetically instead of by date. I can't figure out how to fix this. On a couple of occasions I've opened the iPhoto Browser to find it sorted by date, so I know it's possible. Was it a fluke or is there a workaround?

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Software :: Way To Sort Files By Date They Downloaded?

Nov 8, 2009

I have a folder where all my downloads are downloaded. Does anyone know of a way or software that will sort the files by the date they were downloaded? Is this info actually stored in the file or anywhere else?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Sort Files And Folders By Date

Jul 6, 2012

how to sort files and folders by date. As all this data is from the last 5 years naming them alphabetically (jan 09, feb 10 etc) was not working. create names numerically yy/mm/dd. While this works I have many folders, sub folders and sub sub folders and it gets somewhat confusing at times. Is there some alternate solution so that I can name folders by month and year alphbetically and force Finder Column view to show me the list in the way I want ( such as Jan09, Feb 09, march 10, april 10 etc)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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Applications :: Cannot Sort By Date In Aperture IPhoto Browser

Jan 21, 2010

How do I get Aperture's built-in iPhoto browser to sort iPhoto Events by date? Over the last year I've switched from iPhoto to Aperture. I prefer iPhoto Events as an organizational scheme, sorted by date, so I am re-creating a chronological scheme with Aperture -- as many do. I've been gradually and selectively importing hundreds of iPhoto Events into Aperture Projects by dragging them from Aperture's built-in 'iPhoto Browser'. Here's the problem: Aperture's iPhoto browser shows Events, but they are annoyingly sorted alphabetically, rather than by date. This makes it a real pain to transition chronologically.

I can't find any control to re-sort by date. Inexplicably, on a couple of occasions I have opened the Browser to find it sorted by date! Temporarily rejoicing, it soon reverts to alphabetical after one session. WTF? I have a hunch these couple times were flukes, possibly having to do with iPhoto being open at the same time, I dunno. Still, I now know it's possible; and if it involves some weird workaround to re-create it, I'll do it. I'm running Leopard 10.5.8, Aperture 2.1.4, iPhoto 7.1.5.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Sort All The Messages In Inbox By Unread Status And Then By Date?

Mar 24, 2012

Is it possible to sort all the messages in my inbox by unread status and then by date? 

That is, I will have all of my unread emails at the top, but then the first read email will be my most recently received one? 

At the moment, sorting by unread status means that the top read emails are the ones that have been forwarded/replied to, and then the most recently dated ones. 

MacBook Pro (13-inch Late 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X Technologies :: Create Folders And Sort Applescript?

Mar 15, 2012

I am using a script that Jacques Rioux kindly helped me out with a couple days ago. I altered his script a little to complete a different task I needed to create a shortcut for. The script below first creates two folders (TIFF & JPEG) and then it sorts files with an extension .tif into the 'TIFF' folder and files with the extension .jpg into the folder named 'JPEG'. This works great but I would like the script to effect multiple folders. Can anyone help me add to the script so when you click it, a prompt will pop up allowing you to choose multiple folders to apply the script too? As of now it will only work on one folder at a time.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Create Subfolders In Mailbox To Sort Received Emails By Topic

May 28, 2012

How do i create subfolders in my mailbox to sort recieved emails by topic?

iMac, iOS 5.1.1

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Mac Pro :: What Determines The Create Date Of An Application

Mar 26, 2012

...i've downloaded some apps at a certain time only to have it show up as been created for a wierd time...such as 1:39 AM. 

iMac (20-inch Mid 2007), Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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Applications :: How To Create Chart Based On Date / Time And Value

Nov 18, 2009

I can't seem to figure out how to create a chart based on the following info: I have 3 columns: Date, Time & Value Looks like this:

Date Time Value
10/1/09 12:00am 35.5
10/1/09 01:00am 33.4
10/1/09 02:00am 17.5
10/2/09 12:00am 27.4
10/2/09 01:00am 44.5
10/2/09 02:00am 3.5
10/31/09 12:00am 56.5
10/31/09 01:00am 15.7
10/31/09 02:00am 10.4

I want to create a chart that shows the highest given value for each day (regardless of which hour it occurred) and another chart with the highest given value by hour. In the above sample the chart would show:

10/01/09 56.7
10/02/09 44.5
10/31/09 56.6

12:00am 56.5
01:00am 44.5
02:00am 17.5

I am able to do this in excel very quickly by using a Pivot Chart, but can't seem to figure this out in Numbers.

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Applications :: Invalid Date - ICal Refuses To Create Event?

Aug 4, 2010

For some reason my iCal (in 10.6.4) refuses to let me create an event that occurs on or happens during October 10, 2010: 10-10-10.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Sort By File Type

Apr 29, 2012

I was wondering how I can sort by file type?  I have a bunch of .moi and .mod files in a directory and want yo delete the .moi files.  If I could sort by type, then it would just be a matter of highlighting those and deleting. I tried sorting by kind, but since they are seen as Unix Executable files by the OS, it sorts them but not by .moi or .mod. 

Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: How To Sort Folders At Top Of File View In Finder

Jul 30, 2009

I'm a recent switcher, and of course would never voluntarily go back to a PC. Love everything about the Mac for the most part.

One thing that has bugged me: In Windows File Explorer, when browsing files, all the folders are at the top (in alpha order), then the files are sorted below that in alpha order.

In Finder, the folders are mixed in so everything is alpha all together.

I would prefer seeing all my folders at the top.

Is there a setting that controls this?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sort By File Size In Smart Folders?

Feb 18, 2012

The Apple info says use pop-up menus to select search criteria, but where is that? I wish to have the folder show all documents bigger than a certain size (ie. video) appear in the folder. My next question, is can I then drag to the Trash from that folder and know that they're deleted from their original location. I assume appearing in a smart folder is like an alias, its not reall copied to this new location. 

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Unable To Sort File Name In Column Mode

Apr 20, 2012

About 2 weeks ago suddenly Finder are unable to sort files in alphabetical order in Column mode.About the same time when my external HDD died (don't know whether this has any effect). 

Sorting by name works fine in icon only mode, but whenever I switch to Column mode its completely disorganized.And when I tried in coverflow mode its alphabetical but in inverted mode (Z to A). 

MacBook Air

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OS X :: Create File List And Batch File Renaming?

Aug 10, 2009

So in windows I can create a file list, save it to a text file, and create a .bat file with rename commands for each file. for example:

Rename 000055-060409232023-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000055.jpg
Rename 000056-060409232020-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000056.jpg
Rename 000057-060409232016-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000057.jpg
Rename 000058-060409232012-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000058.jpg
Rename 000059-060409232008-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000059.jpg
Rename 000060-060409232004-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000060.jpg
Rename 000061-060409232001-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000061.jpg
Rename 000062-060409231957-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000062.jpg
Rename 000063-060409231953-CAM1.jpg cal000image0000063.jpg

how do I create a file list and then create a way to batch rename in os x? I know the commands, but I don't know of a way to do it on more than one file at a time. I have found a few renaming apps but they all appear to be focused on just iterating up instead of renaming specific files to a new name.

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OS X :: Checking Date Of File Creation In Mac?

Feb 23, 2009

How do I check the real date of file creation in Mac OS X.

All files, I receive (mail, ...) have the created date, when I copied them in their respective folder.

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OS X :: How To Alter The Creation Date Of A File

Apr 21, 2009

I can't seem to find a way to alter the creation date of a file. I have a project and mid-way through I copied everything into a new file to test something out. It's in a different format so it's impossible to simply port it back to the original file.

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OS X :: How To Add Current Date To Automator Save File Name

Jun 23, 2010

I have an automator script I made myself that I use constantly. When I run the script one of the steps takes a screenshot and saves it as a PNG file. When I run the script again, it replaces the old PNG file with a new one. I would really like it to save the PNG file so that file name begins with the current date at the beginning of the name. Meaning the PNG file would be named something like "6/23/10 screenshot". Is this possible?

I'd be almost as happy if I could at least get it to simply make a new PNG with any random filename just so long as it doesn't overwrite the old version. That way I could simply look at the date created column in the finder and get the same info.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Change File Creation Date

Feb 12, 2012

I have files with no creation date or creation date 1969, etc (came from bad settings in camera).

Since I knew the date, I was able to easily fix it via touch:

touch -t 20090110 IMG_1023.JPG 

This used to set creation, modification, and access time to 20090111, in Snow Leopard.   However, I can no longer do this in Lion. It does set modification and access, but creation date is still screwed up. 

macbook pro 2007, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 3GS, 4, iPad2, latest iOS5

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Software :: Changing Metadata Creation Date Of Pdf File?

Jun 22, 2010

My question is how to handle the difference in creation date between the paper document and the scanned file. The paper files are from the past 50 years, but of course the file creation date of the scans is the date of the scan. How can I reconcile this? Ideally I would like to make the scan metadata creation date of the PDF/A the same as that of the original paper file creation date.

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Applications :: Save Location And Date To Picture File In Iphoto 09?

Oct 17, 2010

I have a fairly big photo library in iphoto 09 and I am wondering if there is an option to save information like location, description, date etc to the actual picture file. The reason I ask is because when I went to export some pictures it didnt save any of this information whatsoever and with 4000 photos thats a lot of work to go add all that information back to. Anyone else have experience with this?

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OS X Technologies :: Add Time/date Stamp To Screen Capture File Names?

Jul 4, 2012

I'm trying to add time/date stamp to my screen capture file names. (at the moment it's just 'Picture 1' etc..)I've tried the following command  in terminal but have not had success.

defaults write com.apple.screencapture name "datestamp" at "timestamp" 

Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Force Folder Date Modified To Change When Enclosed File Updates?

Jun 19, 2012

Normally, a Folder "Date Modified" does not change unless the folder itself changes (name, etc). Is it possible to "force" a Folder "Date Modified" timestamp to change when an enclosed file is changed/updated?I want to look at a folder and know the date/time of the latest enclosed file/folder change. This is especially important to me when using syncing apps as I want to visually see by a folders date that a sync has occurred (the actual file change may be deeply nested within the folder.)

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OS X :: Way To Create A Link To File?

Aug 18, 2006

I found a utility that allows me to copy a file's location to the clipboard, but is there a way to create a link to a file location? I'd like to be able to send co-workers a link to files or folders on shared servers, so they can just click the link and get to that location in their Finder. I seem to remember doing this with Windows. Can it be done in OS X?

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OS X :: Create A New File In Finder?

Oct 26, 2009

Is there really no way to create a new file in finder?

Windows has the simple right click->new menu....

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