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Topic Title: Quickly organizing the contents of a Windows Explorer folder by date
Topic Summary: Building off the "Open Folder Documents" KB command
Created On: 09/21/2020 10:23 PM
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 09/21/2020 10:23 PM
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brooklyn cabin
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I just started, finally, using the powerful KB command for opening files and folders from anywhere. With remote schooling, every day, I have to go into my downloads folder and print out a bunch of documents for my daughter's school. For some reason, the downloads folder is not always organized with most recent at the top.

I'm looking to create a command that would

1)go to the folder ("open folder downloads" will do that part),

2)navigate so that the top file is selected

3) AND ensure that the top file is the most recent download.  

I think I can do the second part by just counting the number of tabs to get there. But I'm unsure how to do the third part?

Thanks,
Dan



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 09/22/2020 12:05 AM
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Lunis Orcutt
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Unless you change the default settings, the most recent download should always be at the top of list. With that in mind, you can begin with the Start <downloads>  (default download folder address) {Tab 7}{Space}{Enter} or something to that effect



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 09/22/2020 01:11 AM
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PG LTU
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Can't you just say "sort by date?" If so

 

   EngineControl.RecognitionMimic "sort by date"

 

But it might not work as part of a longer script as all recognitions happen after the current recognition (processing the script) completes (that's why the "wait" don't work to stagger the recognitions).  So try

 

    SendSystemKeys "{alt+v}o{down}{enter}"

 

 

Look at the command browser. For me, I browsed the Context "Windows 8.1 File Explorer" and there are good sort and view commands covering all the choices.  And if you wanna find the key board way, press alt by itself and check out the little letters in the menu choices.  Pressing "v" for View goes to that ribbon where "o" gets you "s_o_rt" and "down" puts you on "date."

 

Have fun.



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