Choose "Sort By" default in OneDrive
Being able to change the default option for sorting folders by name, date, etc. yourself. Currently I have to go to each folder and choose how I want to sort the contents but would like to set a default (for example name ascending) and it will always show files within each folder in the same way
Thanks for the suggestion.
Michelle Wedding commented
Please OneDrive, do you really think almost four years on you think "2016....thinking about it" is acceptable to your users, your stakeholders. This is a common feature that your users not only desire, but expect. For example, I have a two-way issue with your lack of sorting field.
The "Move to/copy to" screen that opens on the side doesn't allow you to see the full name of the folders, so it takes a lot longer to move files than it should. you have to "guess" sometimes which one you are moving it to.
Please, please, please, stop thinking and do. We would really appreciate it.
Mike Kane commented
Necessary to be able to re-sort as files named 1 2020, 2 2020... by month, are sorting like this: 1 2020, 11 2020, 12 2020, 2 2020 which puts a date sequence out of order.
Cynthia Munley commented
I have always used "details" which allows you to add more items to the headings and then I can sort in different manners.
It is frankly insane that sorting is not an option in OneDrive. We are in the process of moving our company onto this service and people are gonna freak when they can't click a column header to sort search results. I can't begin to imagine that any other service in the world does not have a report or search results without "click to sort" column headings. Come on Microsoft. This is probably an afternoon for one of your thousands of developers on staff.
Sean C. commented
Onedrive sorting was a joke in 2015. It still is in 2020.
INSANE... UNBELIEVABLE... MADDENING...
They will sadly never fix it unless there is a large corporate customer complaining.
Robyn SCOTT commented
YES PLEASE - Currently driving me nuts as I sort by name as amy logical person does and when I go to move files the move to is all mixed up and I can not even read the whole folder name.
Do not understand why One drive has not done it already. Most other programmes do.
has it been done or do we still have to do it by folder
Ahh that was so easy thanks why didn't I think of that ha haha! Maybe because no one's listing?
but it is 5g of storage for nothing??
Thinking about it???
Not really good enough. OneDrive lack too many basic features like default sort and prioritising upload order.
Has this been updated?
Fix it windows! This is beyond insane!
Jelena Ognjan commented
This should be a normal built in feature. Sadly it is as lacking as it is in Windows.
For the love of sweet $%(*%%&, please allow users to organize their file folders how they wish. Alphabetical order seems like a very reasonable starting point.
You provide a service. Allow it to be the best it can be.
Thank you kindly.
The sort order I choose should be saved when closing the app automatically
Why's the sort order different on Android app than on the Windows PC app?
This is slightly annoying! I strip metadata and rename files in order. Now when the customer opens the folders the images are all over the place. Not being able to change default sorting order is a huge misstep for a file hosting site.
Pedro Gomes commented
Dear all, please add an option so that all folders are sorted.
WOVA WOVA commented
Phil Worthington commented
Doug, after 3 /12 years have you had enough thinking time?
Here's my thought after 3 /12 minutes: just do it.
Bothers me quite a bit, this would be a major improvement