How can I get to see the latest file downloaded?

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How can I get to see the latest file I downloaded?
When I sort by date modified, it displays all folders first and after that many files, not necessary in order...
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Commented:
I assume you are working with Windows File Explorer, and viewing the Downloads folder?

If so, you should just be able to click on the "Date modified" column header to set that as the sort order.  Clicking it once will give ascending order, twice should give you descending order, which sounds like what you want.  On my systems when I do this all folders appear after the files at the top level.  The column header should look like:

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You can also use the "Sort By" icon on the toolbar to confirm or control this:

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If you know the file type, you can go all the way to the end of the top line and enter the extension (*.doc, *.xls) etc. and the view will be limited to that file type only. You can then click on the date column to sort by date.
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When you pick a file type, folders won't be shown.
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Hi,
I assume you are working with Windows File Explorer, and viewing the Downloads folder?
Correct.
If so, you should just be able to click on the "Date modified" column header to set that as the sort order.  Clicking it once will give ascending order, twice should give you descending order,
Well the problem is that not always does it behave that way...at the moment it is (just because I need it the other way now...), perhaps something is wrong with my pc (Win7 Pro), how do I check that out?
Thanks,
Ben
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Commented:
Depending on how many files you have in your Downloads folder it can take a number of seconds for Windows to resort and update the display, make sure you are waiting long enough.


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Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Can you share a screenshot?


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make sure you are waiting long enough
I did.
So guess I will wait till this problem occurs again and will post a screenshot.

Thanks,
Ben
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In my experience, when I just open the downloads folder it takes a while to sort it. However, when I designate a file type, it sorts immediately and it should on any reasonable windows machine.
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Check the date properties of your downloaded files. Some downloads from filelocker hosts retain the date they we created not the download date when they are completed on your PC. So will be much further down the file list than you expect.
Hi Experts,
So far could not reproduce the problem...
if this happens again will let you know.
Thank you!
Bill PrewTest your restores, not your backups...
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Welcome, thanks for the feedback.


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