fileinfo – Path of recent creation time of a single file using C# – Education Career Blog

How to get the path of the recent or latest file based on creation time (say ‘test.xml) located in many sub directories within a main directory.


You can use LINQ:

Directory.EnumerateFiles(path, "*", SearchOption.AllDirectories)

If you’re not using .Net 4.0, change that to

Directory.GetFiles(path, "*", SearchOption.AllDirectories)
         .OrderBy(p => File.GetLastWriteTime(p))

This is somewhat slower, but will work in .Net 3.5.

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