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SOLVED: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby TomR » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:12 am

Can anyone tell me what the sort order of files and folders is in PS3 Media Server. I hoped it would be alphabetically, however that is not the case. Then I imagined it wold be creation date of file or folder. That is also not the case. ) I tried to remove folder, recreate it with the same name, but still was on top of the list.

It seems some caching issue. Where can i find and adjust parameter for that?

Thanks in advance,

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Re: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby Subject2Change » Sun Feb 01, 2009 9:05 pm

Alphabetically with Folders on top.

So if you have a C: Files that you are sharing and inside that you have Folders and Files, folders will be on top with the files following in Alphabetical order.
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Re: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby TomR » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:08 pm

Does not seem to work that way.

Folders and files ( in folders ) are NOT sorting alphabetically. However how the sorting is defined I can not determine. First it seemed that it was in order of creation date on the HD, however I copied data to a new folder and remove the old folder. After renaming the folder was still on top, and not at the bottom.

It seems some caching issue, or a preference I cannot find?

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby ExSport » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:28 pm

PS3 cached files when browsing. If PS3 finds new one, it will be added at last, not alphabetically. You need to restart browsing to be correctly ordered
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Re: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby TomR » Mon Feb 02, 2009 2:56 pm

That was what I thought. But what do you mean by browsing?

I restarted PS media server ( I even restarted my computer ), and also switched off the PS3 ( standby ), but it still shows me the folders not alphabetically, and some files within folders not alphabetically. So what am I missing?

Also removed the head directory completely from PS3 media server, and re-added again. No effect.

P.S. I double-checked the folder and file names.

Any other help appreciated

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Re: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby Subject2Change » Mon Feb 02, 2009 5:14 pm

That seems really strange, my order is always folders then files and anything new added is placed on the bottom until I restart the service/computer.

I really doubt it has anything to do with how you sort on your Hard Drive but you may want to take a look at that perhaps despite it being quite unlikely.
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Re: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby shagrath » Mon Feb 02, 2009 6:52 pm

Subject2Change wrote:That seems really strange, my order is always folders then files and anything new added is placed on the bottom until I restart the service/computer.

I really doubt it has anything to do with how you sort on your Hard Drive but you may want to take a look at that perhaps despite it being quite unlikely.


that's normal
but honestly, I like this behavior (don't want to search my new files hidden somewhere in the list)
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Re: SOLVED: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby TomR » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:27 am

After rebooting computer, switch PS3 off/on, my folder and files are sorted alphabetically.

Thanks for your help/replies

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Re: SOLVED: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby Subject2Change » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:09 pm

Yup and I like it that way too. Instead of having to say Refresh everything like I did with TVersity I just assume anything new is on the bottom.
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Re: SOLVED: Sort order of folders and files in PS3 Media Server

Postby Carnivac » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:50 pm

Is there any plans to make it optional? Like choosing a sort method?
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