How to sort results by local files, then filelists ?

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luckulucki
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How to sort results by local files, then filelists ?

Post by luckulucki » Mon Aug 19, 2019 5:46 pm

Hello everybody,

I have fiddled with the Sort options, but cannot figure out, how to display the results like this:

first list all local results
then list all results from filelists

The results are mixed, but I want to have all results on my local drives shown at the top, after that, the results from the filelists.

How would I set this up?

Thank you.

NotNull
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Re: How to sort results by local files, then filelists ?

Post by NotNull » Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:38 pm

Go to Menu:View > Sort by and select File List Filename and Ascending

Note: you can also add a File List Filename column to the resultlist:
- Right-click on the header of the resultlist - for example on Name - and enable File List Filename.
Now you can click on that header to sort by it.

luckulucki
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Re: How to sort results by local files, then filelists ?

Post by luckulucki » Tue Aug 20, 2019 12:04 pm

NotNull wrote:
Mon Aug 19, 2019 8:38 pm
Go to Menu:View > Sort by and select File List Filename and Ascending

Note: you can also add a File List Filename column to the resultlist:
- Right-click on the header of the resultlist - for example on Name - and enable File List Filename.
Now you can click on that header to sort by it.
Thank you,

I see now, that
reading your "plain & easly solution", I realised, I did not made my point clear enough by not providing a screenshot, a mockup, and additional important information ... Sometimes, you just realize what you have said, when you see others look at you ;-) Sorry for that!

As you mentioned it, I already have an additional column for the Filelists to quickly sort by hand. Everthing is very customizable, that's fantastic 8-)

What I really meant, was something like a secondary sort. Or maybe, its something like a pre-sort? I'm unsure, how to call it.

I love to have folders shown first in the result. It's an indispensable feature for me.

Sorting by Filelist, or any other column, does not what I try to accomplish:

having seperated results for "local findings" and "filelist findings".


This is what I'd like to see:
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first local results (folders, files)
then results from filelists (folders, files).


This is what I get:
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local folders
filelists folders
local files
filelists files


my settings for path-sorting:
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and even if I deactivate the checkbox [ ] fast path sort, nothing changes. I guess, I'm at the wrong place :-)

and this is the sorting as you suggested:
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I hope I could have made my point/wish clear now
but by writting and testing all this, I sadly guess, its not available in this version of Everything?

NotNull
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Re: How to sort results by local files, then filelists ?

Post by NotNull » Tue Aug 20, 2019 2:49 pm

Thanks for clarification (good description, btw). Things are much clearer now! :)

Unfortunately, I have no idea how to make your wish come true (I think because of how Everything is internally organized: files and folders are - more or less - in separate databases), but I know @void (the developer) is experimenting with this, so maybe in a next version of Everything.

I do have some sort of workaround:
filelistfilename:*.*
in teh Everything search bar will show you *only* the contents of your filelists, whereas
!filelistfilename:*.*
will gve your 'regular' files and folders *without* the filelists (! means NOT)

If you make a filter for each, you can switch quickly between them.

luckulucki
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Re: How to sort results by local files, then filelists ?

Post by luckulucki » Sun Aug 25, 2019 3:39 pm

Sorry for the late reply,

I always wondered, for what I could use the filters. The default filters seemed sufficient to me.

Now I have a reason to test filters a little bit more :-)

Thanks, I will give it a try!

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