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Could you please recommend any file explorer software for Windows which allows user to modify order of each file manually? For example, drag a file to the position between two other files, or to the first position among all files in the same folder. Currently Windows 10 explorer only allows the files to be sorted by a file property like name, date created, and so on.

The reason I want to do this is that I want to sort files according to their priority. In the document folder, I want to put documents I want to read earlier in some former positions.

It would be best if the file order is stored as a file in the folder, because I share a folder on two PCs by Google Drive synchronization. If the file order is stored in this way, then when I modify the order on one PC, the new order would be saved on Google Drive, and so saved on the other PC by Google Drive synchronization.

Thank you for helping.

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  • Welcome 李東翰 and thank you for the great question. I'm interested to read answers to you question as well. What I currently do is sort by filename, and preface filenames with an underscore that I want to appear at the very top of the list. I then preface filenames with numbers for other files (in numerical order of priority). It's not perfect (reordering can be a bit of a pain), but it is a workaround. – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Dec 10 '20 at 1:21
  • BTW, I added a tag and changed the windows-10 tag to windows because I can't think of any reason such software would not work any recent (or future) version of Windows. If you can think of why such software would only work on Windows 10, please advise and revert my tag change. :) – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Dec 10 '20 at 1:27
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    Yes, I agree completely! It can get to be a pain (and that's why I love your question!). When I anticipate many reorderings, I use 2-5 digit numbers, and leave numerical gaps between each filename. It makes things much easier, but not it's not a perfect solution. Another technique I sometimes use is taking advantage of the amazing bulk file renamer in FreeCommander, which can add incrementing numbers to filenames. It is available here: freecommander.com – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Dec 10 '20 at 1:39
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    I suggest asking in the forums of XYplorer and Directory Opus. – Tony_Henrich Dec 17 '20 at 18:26
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    I watched you playing the piano. You play wonderfully! I enjoyed your selection as well. Thank you! – RockPaperLz- Mask it or Casket Dec 17 '20 at 18:37

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