How do I sort a Finder window by "date added" just like a Stack?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by CrazyCleave, Dec 19, 2010.

  1. macrumors newbie

    Dec 20, 2008
    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.) Thanks a bunch!


  2. macrumors 65816


    Nov 27, 2010
  3. macrumors 6502a

    Feb 27, 2010
    when i click sort by date added for the files on my desktop, then restart my computer the default option which is "None" comes back!

    any idea how to set the files on Finder for the files on desktop on "Date added" by default?

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