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.
This feature already exists, though I don't know how long it's been there. On the OneDrive website, just go to Sort and select the option you want for the current folder, then go back to Sort and click "Save sort order". Now the sort order will be preserved for that folder! This option is apparently not in the mobile apps, but when you set it on the website it persists across devices as well.
It's quite incredible that this isn't already a feature...Google Drive/Dropbox have had it for years now.
isn't this just the *basic* ? mind blowing...
Ridiculous that this still hasn't been added, such an essentail and easy to add feature. No wonder Microsoft is losing it's marketshare to Google and Apple.
Did this get added?
Can we expect anything at all from Microsoft when they're unwilling to pay the least bit of attention to consumer needs as simple as setting a Default sort?
I can't believe it is still not available. I am using the iOS app, and I constantly face the issue described by Dave above. A simple "Sort by name by default", is it too much to ask? It makes the whole OneDrive system so unusable that I will leave it.
I can’t believe that it is still not implemented in the iOS app. It is the only thing that makes me reconsider my 365 subscription. I have thousands of folders, each with file and directory names properly organised, and I have to reset the sort option every time I enter a folder. It drives me mad.
This has to be one of the most ridiculous things I have to deal with every single day, about every 5 minutes. Everyday. Day after day.
All my customer files are 6 levels deep like this My Documents(OneDrive)->Year->EndUser->Region ->Customer Name -> Project -> Specific Project Subfolder.
So this is my process for every **** file, all day, every day:
• I go to my 2017 folder ... looking for EndUser folder ... looking for EndUser folder .. ugh .. sort by name.
• Enter EndUser folder .... looking for the specific Region folder .. looking for the specific Region folder ... ugh .. sort by name.
• Enter the specific Region folder. Looking for a particular customer ... looking for a particular customer ... ugh .. sort by name
• Enter the particular Customer folder. Looking for the specific project ... looking for the specific project ... ugh .. sort by name
• Enter the particular Project folder. Multiple subfolders and project files ... looking for the specific subfolder .. looking for the specific subfolder ... ugh!!! Sort by name .. there it is.
Even after using this for a year it still appears to me that the folders show up in a completely random order EVERY TIME I ENTER IT!!! Possibly because I am entering the folders from many different apps, and .. ugh who knows why. All I know is I am being forced to play really sick and twisted Microsoft game of whack-a-mole for every folder at every level for every file I open, every day, day after day, week after week, month after month, and soon year after year.
You guys still thinking about it???? Unbelievable. I have to change the sort order every time I go into a folder, which I am doing often. I just signed up for Office 365 for its storage and I'm beginning to regret it already. My camera (and most cameras that I know of) names my pics/videos in a sequential order. If I alter a video (for example, shorten it to eliminate the crud at the beginning and end that I almost always have) the date taken changes with the modification. But I can keep the name so that it stays in sequence. But wait, then I have to change the sort function everytime I go into that folder. Are you trying to drive us mad?!
Having to go through each folder to change the sort option is a real show stopper for anyone having hundreds or thousands of folders... I have my pictures organised with hierarchical folder structure and proper names that always give the chronological order. When viewed in OneDrive the order is just as good as random.
Viktor Enns commented
This "feature" had the following consequences on one of my jobs:
I uploaded images to be selected by my customer to a onedrive folder. They were named in a specific manner and were to be displayed in that order. The customer came back with an unexpected selection and I went to check why. I did not notice the problem at first because the images were displayed without their filenames. It turned out the images were displayed in the "capture date" order and not the one I named them in. This forced me to rename them again and upload them and let my customer know about the issue. Now my customer has to do the same work again and select the images just because onedrive decided to do its own thing. Please let me select the way the files in a folder should be displayed to the viewer to avoid this sort of time waste.
for serious?! random sorting is getting tired... I need to be productive. How does it take a year to add two columns to a database and render default view and sort order?!
Add to that the default view: thumbnail or list
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