1.    10 Jul 2016 #1
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 8
    Windows 10

    File Explorer - Folder w/1,300+ files takes >2 minutes to sort by date

    When I open file explorer and select certain folders, it opens in the alpha sort. When I go to sort on dates, it takes forever in Windows 10, and has pretty much since launch. Don't remember this on Win7. Are there any switches I could throw, or other config changes I can make to address this?
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  2.    10 Jul 2016 #2
    Join Date : Jan 2015
    Posts : 697

    I originally misread the thread, after rereading it, decided to remove my original post; I'll be listening in and learning!
    Last edited by RolandJS; 10 Jul 2016 at 19:20.
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  3.    10 Jul 2016 #3
    Join Date : Jul 2015
    Posts : 202
    win 10 home

    There might not be any problem with the OS. Instead, there could be files with extra long names.
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