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File sort order

Posted: 27.02.2019, 15:10
by acre
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

Re: File sort order

Posted: 27.02.2019, 18:29
by FreeMan
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.

Re: File sort order

Posted: 27.02.2019, 18:54
by acre
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!!!

Re: File sort order

Posted: 27.02.2019, 19:29
by ralfso
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

Re: File sort order

Posted: 27.02.2019, 19:40
by acre
Thanks Ralfso. I knew there had to be a way!

Re: File sort order

Posted: 28.02.2019, 03:34
by FreeMan
I'm not sure but I don't think column profiles has a sort option as far as I can tell.

Re: File sort order

Posted: 28.02.2019, 18:37
by acre
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.

Re: File sort order

Posted: 28.02.2019, 21:34
by Dreamer
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.

Re: File sort order

Posted: 28.02.2019, 22:18
by acre
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!

Re: File sort order

Posted: 28.02.2019, 22:38
by acre
It works! I set the sort order to Type->Ascending in the Default folder. All's well now. Thank you, thank you, thank you!