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Sort folders by date added / created

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Hi all,

New to Poweramp, running on my fiio X5 iii,

My life would be complete if there was a possibility of sorting folders by date added / created obviously in the 'folder' view.

 

Thanks all for your help

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The closest you can get at the moment is to use the "Menu > List Options > By Date Added" sort order within Folders, and then make sure that "Settings > Folders and Library > Lists > Sort by Filesystem Date/Time" is ticked (otherwise it will sort by the first time Poweramp added each item to its library, which will get reset by a Full Rescan). I think this bases the sorting on the last-modified timestamp of the last file within each folder though, rather than the creation-date of the overall folder, but often that will be the same thing.

Personally, where I need to force the folder sorting order I just add some digits (usually a year) to the start of the folder names and use "By path" sorting, e.g:

/Music/Albums/Electric Light Orchestra/1976 A New World Record/
/Music/Albums/Electric Light Orchestra/1977 Out of the Blue/
/Music/Albums/Electric Light Orchestra/1979 Discovery/
/Music/Albums/Electric Light Orchestra/1981 Time/

Andre

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Hi Andre, 

Thanks so much for your reply, 

Understand your method above however as you may have expected this does not solve my issue, 

I download lots of music daily, I also DJ, so when I start listening to music, i want to be able to hit a "sort by date added / created" button and my freshest music will sit at the top. Otherwise I have no idea what I copied over.

I used to have a "_New" folder, however when I favorite something or create a playlist, then move it out of _New, the links become broken.

I believe it is quite an easy fix, essentially it is the same as being able to click the date modified sorting column on a windows finder window, 

 

Appreciate the assistance and loving the Poweramp app otherwise, much relief after struggling with the Fiio x5 iii native app.

 

 

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Would the 'Recently Added' library mode not suit you better then? Although that is song-based rather than folder-based.

Andre

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Unfortunately not, as you mentioned, I need folder based not song based

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I know of programs which will set folder timedate stamp properties based on the file contents, but not offhand one that works the other way around (which would solve your problem). It might be worth searching to see if there is one though,

Andre

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It't it just a simple sorting feature addition that could be added? 

 

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As far as I know, PA doesn't store folder properties in its database, so it couldn't sort by them without modifying the current database format and the scanner, but I could be wrong.

Andre

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Just to confirm that there is no "path" data in the main  tables. I suspect that indexes (or is it indices) are used to find the correct track

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It means Poweramp does not store any details about folders, only about files (and how they can be found).

Andre

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