How to set "Date taken" as default sort order for new picture folders in MS Windows 8:
- Open File Explorer
- On the left side, look for Desktop and Libraries. Go to the Libraries folder.
- Go the the Pictures folder. File explorer title bar should now show: Libraries\Pictures
- Right click and set your column and sorting preferences.
- Other folders inside this folder will inherit the same preferences.
Note: If you change the folder settings, those new settings will dynamically be applied to child folders.