For example on the flash if I click on large icons I can't sort by date, but in a folder in windows you can do that and then underneath you can arrange by date modified. Do I have to change the folder options on the flash drive somehow?
Yes, I see this is only in Pictures library on your hard drive. I tried to include a folder from my flash but it says that it can't be included because it's on a removable drive. I don't deal that much with pictures but if you really need it, tell me and I'll search some more. In the meantime, what about the Picasa thing? Doesn't work for you?