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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

How to sort folders first, then files?

buddyboy101
Helpful | Level 7
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When using Dropbox.com, subfolders are sorted below any loose files.   Is there a way to flip this so the folders sort first like in Windows Explorer?

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Lantzr
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You're right... It did work when I first found this thread but not anymore. 

Jane
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Hey @PaulSlocum & @Lantzr, thanks for the nudge!
 
Could you specify where you’re getting stuck/there’s a change for you, just to see if I can re-create the behavior?
 
I look forward to hearing back from you!

 


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Lantzr
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Two days ago it was not working. However, I just logged in an magically my files are ordered with Folders first. 

PaulSlocum
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Not really much to say: I choose "Sort by Name" like you said, but the folders are still sorted alphabetically and are not put first.

Jane
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Great @Lantzr; happy to hear this has been a one-off for you! Happy Dropboxing! 

Following-up to your question @PaulSlocum, can you also confirm that you’ve also chosen Type on the Modified (i.e. second) column? 
 
Give me a nudge with this info when you have a spare minute. Thanks again!

 


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grosland
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Sorting works fine to place folders superior to files on my windows based products, but not on my iPhone oe iPad. 
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Daphne
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Hey there @grosland, thanks for joining the topic!

 

At the moment, there isn't an option to specify folders to appear at the top of the sorting list, either in the Dropbox mobile app or the Files app.

 

We do currently have a request for a feature like this here which I can suggest checking out and showing your support for with an upvote.

 

Let me know if you have any questions!


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Scsmith
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So how to do this on the Android app? Regardless of sort order, folders should come at the top, as that's the structure item, not the content. With files at the top, you have to scroll down in every folder to get to the subfolders, then again, and again, and again! Not very user friendly!
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