Windows are sorting files in reverse order


macrumors regular
Original poster
Aug 5, 2014
Bizarre new issue. If I look at the contents of a folder in icon view, and I try to sort the files by date created or date modified, it puts the newest files first and the oldest files last. This is not how I remember this ever working. If I want to sort by date created I want it in order of creation with the oldest files fist and the newest files last. I'm 99% sure this was always the way it used to work. I can't for the life of me figure out why this is happening or how to reverse it. Am I crazy?


macrumors regular
Mar 17, 2010
I'm 99% sure this has always been the way Icon View works - that is, newest first. Need to use List View to get what you want.

Alternatively, Path Finder will do want you want - it has Sort Descending and Sort Ascending as a choice for sorting with its Icon View.

Fork Lift can do it too.
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