I can't filter photo files by date taken

Discussion in 'Windows Vista File Management' started by Greenman999, Nov 30, 2008.

  1. Greenman999

    Greenman999 Guest

    I have a large list of photo & video files in a directory. Most have
    been edited. I want to list them by date taken, so I can make a DVD in
    Windows DVD Maker. In Explorer I've tried many different filters (date,
    date taken, date created etc) and none filters by the date the photo was
    taken. Every file still has that date, as I can find it in Real Player
    file properties (though the file in Windows seems to have only the date
    modified). Can I still filter by original date taken?
    Greenman999, Nov 30, 2008
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  2. What happens when you try? Open the folder and then open Windows Photo
    Gallery. See what the meta data says for each image file.
    Charles W Davis, Dec 1, 2008
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  3. Greenman999

    Greenman999 Guest

    Each filter seems to find a different set of dates. None finds the
    original date the photo was taken, though I've edited only the name of
    the photo or occasionally removing red eye. Mostly it filters by the
    last date the file was edited. Photo Gallery still contains the date
    taken for each photo, so how do I get Explorer to filter by that date?
    Greenman999, Dec 2, 2008
  4. the syntax typed in the search block...

    taken: >1/31/2008 </3/1/2008

    when at a folder that has pictures yields the result of all pictures taken
    during the month of Feb, 2008.

    This is on my machine Vista Home premium, SP1.

    Michael Walraven, Dec 2, 2008
  5. Greenman999

    Greenman999 Guest

    All that does is narrow the results to a block of dates, but still i
    the wrong order between those dates. I need each file to be in th
    order they were originally taken, which goes down to the hour, minut
    and second. That datum is in each file, but I can't make Explorer us
    it. This seems a simple request!

    Greenman999, Dec 6, 2008
  6. Greenman999

    Dave T. Guest

    Do I not clearly understand the problem you are experiencing? It works
    on my machine, Vista Home Premium SP1. The actual date taken is listed
    in the details tab of file properties.

    Select the files to sort, click view (on the menu bar, NOT "views" on
    the tool bar), click sort by, click date taken (ascending or descending).

    Dave T.

    You can't imagine the extra work I had when I was a god. - Hirohito,
    Emporer of Japan
    Dave T., Dec 6, 2008
  7. I right click on blank area in the folder select sort by
    'Date Taken' select ascending or descending

    works for me, sorry I can't help on why it doesn't work for you.

    (works both in Explorer and in Windows Live Photo )


    Michael Walraven, Dec 6, 2008
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