Sort by creation date?


I just tagged some mp3s that weren't in the correct order. Sorting by "modification date" is not helpful.

If I sort them by "creation date" in windows explorer, they are in the correct order. I really don't want to manually re-number them in windows explorer. Is it possible to sort the files by "creation date" in MP3tag?


Yes, simply add a colum with the field _file_create_date (check the arrow menu for correct name) and sort by it.

Close, but sorting will be inaccurate.
Better as shown in attachment.

But the order may be different than in Windows Explorer.

I'm not sure why, but it happens when files have create dates that are very close (ie seconds apart).
Maybe Explorer ignores seconds while Mp3tag does not.

The storage time accuracy is a matter of the format of the storage medium.
There are differences in daylight saving time accuracy and time resolution between NTFS, FAT/FAT32, VFAT, CDFS, UDF and other storage formats.

I have defined one column in Mp3tag listview ...
... which gives the date time stamp of the last storage ...
Value: %_file_mod_datetime%
Sort by: %_file_mod_datetime_raw%
Numeric: on

See also ... "Mp3tag Options/Tags" ...
and check the setting for "Preserve file modification time when saving tags."