ordering a file in google drive folders
January 28, 2014 1:27 PM Subscribe
is it possible to sort Google docs [in a google Drive folder] in date order?
I don't mean 'date last opened by' or 'modified by; I do mean by numerical order, or even 'date closest to the present day' [whatever the formatting style of the filename].
posted by dash_slot- to Computers & Internet (11 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
So can I have a list of documents, where
always stay in that order, no matter if I modified or opened February 1st most recently or not.
I dont mind if the format is yyyy.mm.dd or mm.yyyy.dd or dd.mm.yyyy, as long as the date closest to the present day is at the top of the list, second in the list is the second most recent date, etc.
Just for context: I work in a team setting, with shared folders, with many editors [up to 12] who can open, edit, move rename and copy files in folders.
We have a weekend plan, copied, renamed & updated by team editing every wednesday, to cover our activities over the fri/sat/sunday period.
We rename each week from last weeks filename, and place the previous document in a shared folder, called 'old weekend sheets'.
This folder needs to be in order, with the last most recent sheet on top, second most recent file in second position, etc etc..
So none of the sort options I have found will keep the files in the order I want - ignoring who most recently opened moved renamed or modified a file...
I have asked on Google forums with no luck.