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How to sort folders first, then files?

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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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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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You can click on 'Type' and change to ascending and descending according to that there, but, this doesnt necessarily group according to file/folder (e.g. PDF is a type as is Word).

 


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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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Hey buddyboy101, I hope my message finds you well! 
 
As a follow-up to your post here, I’ve ran a search on our system on my end, I’ve located your open ticket & I’ve notified my colleague handling your inquiry on your comments here. 
 
Please check your inbox for their latest message & keep them updated on that email chain if you’d like to discuss the matter in more detail. 
 
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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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I have the same issue, this is a big problem, any way to get folders first, then files?

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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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Hey @Luke5869, if your inquiry pertains to the sorting options you’re seeing in the Files page, kindly note that you should be able to change your sorting method by clicking on the headers of the columns.
 
If you’d like the folders to show first, then please click on Name and then (from the drop-down menu) click on Ascending. You can also sort folders first by clicking on the Modified (or second) column and selecting Type again from the drop-down menu.
 
Hopefully my message addresses your initial inquiry & please do let me know if you have further questions or in case you need further assistance in any way Luke! 

 


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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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@Jane Thank you, this worked! Totally not intuitive though. You would not think ordering by name is required to sort by type! But I am happy to know how to do it. 

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Happy to hear that this has been helpful to you @Lantzr! Please feel free to ping us here for more #DropboxTips&Tricks or just in case you have any observations in the future & it’ll be a pleasure to work with you again. Take care until then & have a relaxed weekend ahead! 

 


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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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Hello, I have the same problem of buddyboy101,  how can I solve it @Jane?  


@buddyboy101 wrote:

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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Re: How to sort folders first, then files?

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Hey @marciofirmo, I have now changed the Best Answer on this thread, as my second post has been addressing this inquiry more accurately. Would you mind having a second look whenever you have a bit of spare time?
 
Alternatively, if I’m wrong in my understand & this doesn’t help you achieve the desired result, could you outline me how you’ve pictured that, so as to make sure I’m advising correctly? Thanks in advance Marcio!

 


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