Date Modified in Finder

Discussion in 'macOS' started by GNice, Oct 5, 2007.

  1. GNice macrumors 6502

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    Sorry for the noob question, but...

    I noticed in Finder the date modified on wmv files I download are not the date they "hit" my machine. I'd like so sort them in the order I actually downloaded them, but can't seem to do that. Any thoughts/ideas?

    Thx!
     
  2. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    View pull-dowm menu -> Show View Options -> Date Created -> Click Date Created in the Finder window to sort by Date Created.
     
  3. GNice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    Thanks for the willingness to help. For some strange reason that column just contains 4 dashes "---". It's only the wmv files that have the 4 dashes for date created...very odd.


    Correction everything on my WD external HD has 4 dashes in the date created column...
     
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  6. yellow Moderator emeritus

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    That may be why.

    Unfortunately, I don't have a FAT32 formatted drive to test with. All my HFS+ drives have creation dates for downloaded items.
     
  7. GNice thread starter macrumors 6502

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    OK...really appreciate the input. Think I will move the content temporarily to my internal HD, reformat and put it back. Even without this issue FAT32 is not the way to go.
     

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