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make a folder override the 'sort by' property of a drive


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#1 Moltres Rider

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 01:14 PM

Google isn't giving me any hits... I need a folder to ALWAYS stay at the top of the files & folders in a directory regardless of what the directory is sorted by... I have one particular folder that needs to remain first in the directory for easy finding and I need it to ALWAYS remain first in my directory despite its date properties when the drive is sorted by date... can someone link me to a program to do this in Windows???



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#2 Chris Cosgrove

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Posted 21 July 2013 - 05:34 PM

How critical is it that you have your folders sorted by date ?  If it isn't critical, then sort alphabetically and rename the folder from 'folder_x,y,z' to 'aaa_folder_x,y,z' .

 

If date sorting is critical I don't think you can do it, as file and folder sorting is essentially handled by Windows Explorer and you are stuck with the options in that.  You could try any one of a number of alternatives to Windows Explorer but I have no experience of using them, or of how well they work. Here are 15 for you to look at !

 

http://www.simplehelp.net/2006/10/11/10-windows-explorer-alternatives-compared-and-reviewed/

 

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