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Keeping files by "date added"

Explorer | Level 3

is there a way to keep the files by "date added" that is, when i open my dropbox I'd like them to open by date added and not have to go to Finder-Action-Sort by buttons every time. A Mac user. 

Thank you!

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Re: Keeping files by "date added"

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Hi @PrincipePio, welcome to the Dropbox Community! 

I'd be more than happy to help look into this with you, I just need a bit more info. For example: 

  • Does this happen every time you refresh Finder or reboot your computer? 
  • Do you experience this after changing the sorting options in another folder? 
  • Could you let me know what the Dropbox icon that's next to your computer's clock shows when you hover over it?

Let me know what you find!


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Re: Keeping files by "date added"

Explorer | Level 3

Yes it happens every time I refresh Finder or reboot

No generally to the second

The icon at the top of the computer is a small black Dropbox icon

I believe the problem is with making it the "default" in Finder, but somehow I've messed up Dropbox and have it attached to 2 "Documents" folders, one I made years ago when I knew no better and the one that comes with the Mac software. 

Its a small inconvenience since I can just change it in the moment but you know how it is wanting things organized

Thank you

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Thanks for getting back to me, @PrincipePio

Hmm. Out of curiosity, could you try quitting the desktop app to see if the behavior persists? You can do this by:

  • Clicking on the Dropbox icon in your menu bar.
  • Selecting your profile picture or initials to the right of the search bar.
  • Clicking on Quit Dropbox.

If the issue does persist, this would most probably mean that the cause is related to something outside of the desktop app's function and you might have to check other apps or components of your OS that could be causing this.

In any case, let me know of any updates!


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Re: Keeping files by "date added"

Explorer | Level 3

Thank you Lusil. I seem to have gotten to it on my own. It opens in Finder (mac) clicking "show view options" making it sort by "date created" then at the bottom clicking "use as default." I still have a problem with having two Documents folders, one i mistakenly made during my computer naivety period and the operation systems thereby doubling the document and connecting Dropbox to them (hence three! copies) but I tried eliminating the one I created and my Dropbox disappeared -aiiii- so I got it back and live with the three. By the way, Dropbox is my preferred document storage, more rational than icloud and i like to see the spinning ball that confirms my writings are stored. ok thanks again

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Dropboxer

Glad to hear that you were able to resolve your concern with the sorting options, @PrincipePio! Awesome work. 

If you have any other questions or you're still having trouble consolidating the two folders you mention, just give me a shout. Thanks!


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