Windows 10 File explorer does not display a copied files lists order exactly like the original one when they are both sorted in ascending date created


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Jul 26, 2023
Is it the same for other people? Is it Windows 10 that is like this?
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Yes, there are a few potential solutions that you can try to resolve the issue of Windows 10 not always copying the original files list accurately in order. Here are some suggestions:

1. Update Windows: Make sure that your Windows 10 is up to date with the latest updates and patches. Microsoft often releases bug fixes and improvements through these updates, which might address the file copying issue you are experiencing.

2. Use a different file copy method: Instead of using the default Windows Explorer for file copying, you can try alternative methods like using third-party file managers such as Total Commander, FreeCommander, or FastCopy. These tools often have additional features and a more reliable file copying process.

3. Check for disk errors: It's possible that there are disk errors or corruptions that are causing issues with file copying. You can use the built-in Windows Disk Check tool to scan and fix any errors on your hard drive. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and type "chkdsk C: /f" (without the quotes) to initiate the disk check for the C drive. You can replace "C:" with the letter of your drive that you want to check.

4. Disable antivirus software temporarily: Sometimes, certain antivirus software or security utilities can interfere with the file copying process. Try disabling your antivirus software temporarily and see if it resolves the issue. If it does, you may need to configure your antivirus settings to exclude file copying processes from scanning.

5. Reset the file explorer settings: Resetting the File Explorer settings to their default values might also help fix the issue. To do this, open the File Explorer Options by searching for "Folder Options" in the Start menu, go to the "View" tab, and click on the "Reset Folders" button.

6. Run the System File Checker (SFC) scan: The System File Checker utility can scan and repair the corrupted system files that might be causing the file copying issue. Open Command Prompt as an administrator and run the command "sfc /scannow" (without the quotes). This will initiate the scan, and any corrupted files will be repaired automatically if possible.

If none of these solutions work, you can consider reaching out to Microsoft support for further assistance or consult the Windows 10 community forums for additional troubleshooting help.
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