Photos sorting very slowly in Windows File Explorer

Working with a customer’s laptop which was set up exactly as my own, their iCloud Photos folder was talking ten minutes to sort by date. Mine took about one second!

I found a fix, which is to use a different date to sort on.

Originally, the sort column was just ‘Date‘, like this:

I added another column by right-clicking on the Heading Bar, added ‘Date Created‘, unticked ‘Date‘ and dragged Date Created to where Date had been.

I won’t tell you how long it took me to work it out – let’s just say that it’s a relief to have finally resolved the issue.

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