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charlie
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Sort by Date Modifled, list files first

Post by charlie » Thu Oct 27, 2011 5:20 am

When sorting the tab by date (Date Modified descending), is there a way to list the files listed first?

It seems to list the folders first even if they are older than the files. I am trying to get the newer files at the top, which is the way Explorer seems to work.

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David Erceg
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Re: Sort by Date Modifled, list files first

Post by David Erceg » Fri Oct 28, 2011 4:20 am

Folders will always appear first in the current stable build (1.3.2). The behavior has changed in the nightly build (so that switching between ascending/descending will move the folders to the top/bottom). I may or may not change it back before it becomes part of one of the stable releases.

Demonkunga
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Re: Sort by Date Modifled, list files first

Post by Demonkunga » Sun Oct 30, 2011 4:07 am

David Erceg wrote:Folders will always appear first in the current stable build (1.3.2). The behavior has changed in the nightly build (so that switching between ascending/descending will move the folders to the top/bottom). I may or may not change it back before it becomes part of one of the stable releases.
I think it might be best to make that an option instead of one way or another. I know some people like having their folders mixed in with their files and some like having the folders come at the top or bottom.

jorgk3
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Re: Sort by Date Modifled, list files first

Post by jorgk3 » Tue Oct 29, 2013 9:12 am

Excuse the possibly silly question. As far as I can see, folders still sort first.

So has an option been created to change the sort order? It would be nice to allow the same behaviour that the Windows Explorer 7 has, that is, sorting files first when sorting by date descending.

topbanana
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Re: Sort by Date Modifled, list files first

Post by topbanana » Mon Feb 10, 2020 2:43 am

So happy to stumble across v1.4! Been using Explorer++ for years and years.

Coming from 1.3.5, when in details view and sorting by date, the folders now appear at the bottom when sorting decending date! EEEEEEEK!
My workflow nequires me to sort new files into the folders above... Now i'm unable to do this as the folder in question has a lot of files in it... that now requires a lot of scrolling :-( There are many other reasons the folders at the top works well for me... I can't personally think of a reason i want them at the bottom...
It's fine having this as a feature, but please have this as an option in settings. We all have reasons for wanting it either way.

But it's been behaving a certain way for literally years, and now it's changed, which is a pita. And the reason most of us are here using e++ is because Microsoft did exactly the same, they just changed the behavior of Windows Explorer to the oposites and then didn't give us, or removed the options to change them back to the original (mostly more logical) behaviour... Luckily e++ saved us! We got our tree branches back! etc. etc. etc. etc. etc.
Please expand out the Tools - Options dialogs to include option switches when changing the behavior of e++, then you'll absolutely keep everyone happy! :-)

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