How to add another sort tab for files in Windows?

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QUESTION :

I am working with a directory of PDFs which have been scanned from actual documents in a file cabnet. When viewing a folder’s contents in windows by clicking the tabs above the information users are able to logically sort files by many types of information including file name, date modified, and file type being some of the most popular.

I wish to be able to sort by the date listed on the hard copies but currently their date is from the day which they were scanned (date created or date modified) which is irrelevant here.

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Is there anyay I can add another tab to the top like DateOfOriginal above and also edit that information field for each file so they can be sorted by the date which I will have to enter for each pdf? Primarily all i need to do is sort by A date which I enter

And is it also possible to do this with folders?

ANSWER :

If you right-click on the attribute bar, you can see more options for details to display. Even more are listed under the ‘More…’ selection. From there you can choose to sort based on these new headers.

I do not know of a way to add your own tab, but you can edit the MetaData of any file by Right-Clicking -> Properties -> Details tab. Some files allow you to edit this information while others do not.

I don’t think there is an easy way of doing what you want. However, you could use a third-party utility like SKTimeStamp to manually set the date created to the date in the document. You could then sort by the created date.

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