Is there a way to sort files in a folder by the date of their creation?

I'm trying to figure out in which order my documents were created.

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Looking at the Google Support Page it appears there is no way currently to search by date of creation.

The support page only explains that the following methods are supported:

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  • 10 years later...but there is a workaround: if you install Google Drive (for mac or windows) it creates a local folder that can be sorted by Created Date
    – Gal
    Commented Mar 15, 2023 at 18:11

Now the problem has been solved! Below I copied the solution found in the forums, here:

If you click on Last Modified column, a popup shows up where you can select Last Modified, Last Modified by me or Last Opened by me. But if you want to sort by any of them, you have to click to the right of the popup menu arrow between that field and the next one to the right (believe me). If you're lucky, another arrow appears that allows you to sort by ascending or descending order. This will change for sure but today is how it works in Chrome on Win 10.


Use this link to view google photos sorted by date added - google photos

(from: https://productforums.google.com/forum/#!msg/photos/bfl_TDq-NpM/z6rJ2m-8EgAJ)

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    I'm not even sure this is a difficult problem to solve, 4.5 years later, but thank you for your answer anyways :p Commented Mar 6, 2018 at 21:17

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