File sort order

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acre
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File sort order

#1 Post by acre » 27.02.2019, 15:10

Hi team,

I'm loving this program so much over File Explorer. I have the Tree set up so I only see the files I want. All the other MS bloatware such as Desktop, Pictures, Documents, 3D Objects etc...are all hidden. I never use that crap.

On to my question: when you open Free commander, in the File Pane, is there a way to sort the files so that they are always arranged by Type, and then Name? I only use the headings Name, Type, and Size Auto. That's all I need.

Many thanks!

- Lee

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Re: File sort order

#2 Post by FreeMan » 27.02.2019, 18:29

I just click on the Heading of the column and it sorts by that column. Then when I close and reopen FC, the files are still sorted the way I left it.

acre
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Re: File sort order

#3 Post by acre » 27.02.2019, 18:54

Thanks FreeMan. I do that too but when I close the program and open it again, the Names are all sorted from Z to A. It doesn't remember the sort order. No big deal if the program won't remember the order. I still love this much better than the MS garbage!!!

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Re: File sort order

#4 Post by ralfso » 27.02.2019, 19:29

You should have a look at your column profiles.
There you can define the sorting of the columns.
https://freecommander.com/fchelpxe/en/C ... files.html
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acre
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Re: File sort order

#5 Post by acre » 27.02.2019, 19:40

Thanks Ralfso. I knew there had to be a way!

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Re: File sort order

#6 Post by FreeMan » 28.02.2019, 03:34

I'm not sure but I don't think column profiles has a sort option as far as I can tell.

acre
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Re: File sort order

#7 Post by acre » 28.02.2019, 18:37

I think you're right Freeman. I checked but don't see a way to sort columns. You can only set conditions with "if" and "then" statements.

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Re: File sort order

#8 Post by Dreamer » 28.02.2019, 21:34

Just switch tab to "Auto selectable views", if you can't see it, upgrade to the latest version, it's available also in the public version.

https://freecommander.com/fchelpxe/en/A ... views.html

Anyway, even without "Auto selectable views" it is possible to create a column "Type" and click it to sort by type, or just right click and select sort by type.

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Re: File sort order

#9 Post by acre » 28.02.2019, 22:18

Thanks Dreamer. I'll check into this. My main problem is the sort order not being remembered. I have to click the Type and Name columns manually each time the program is opened. Let me give your idea a go. Thanks again!

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Re: File sort order

#10 Post by acre » 28.02.2019, 22:38

It works! I set the sort order to Type->Ascending in the Default folder. All's well now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!

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