Change order of iTunes Playlists
April 28, 2010 1:21 PM   Subscribe

In iTunes, how do I arrange the order in which my playlists are arranged? The default is alphabetical, how do I arrange them in my own chosen order.

For example, I would like my playlists to be listed in the order they were created, starting with the most recent. So when I want to drag a song to a new playlist I'm working on, I can easily find it at the top of the list. As opposed to cleverly naming the playlist so that it is at the top.

NOTE: this question is not in regard to the song order inside playlists.
posted by slowtree to Computers & Internet (6 answers total)
You could number your playlists starting with 0001. I think you can probably get it to display your playlists and folders in reverse alphanumerical order. Or you could preface all your lists with the date you created them, for instance, 2010-04-28. With that numbering convention they'll stay in chronological order at least.
posted by wabbittwax at 1:30 PM on April 28, 2010

Wabbitt has it wight. I do a combination of both of those.

posted by kdern at 1:38 PM on April 28, 2010 [1 favorite]

I also do a combination of those; I have playlists beginning with 00 that I want to stay at the top of each list, and 01, 02 etc. below that. In my 'monthly' folder there's YYMM hierarchy.

It's a hack but it works well enough.
posted by a halcyon day at 2:35 PM on April 28, 2010

Thanks for the replies. I usually do a version of this, was just curious if I was missing an obvious option to list the playlists in different ways.
posted by slowtree at 6:01 PM on April 28, 2010

I just noticed in the above screenshot there are folders in the playlist window. Can someone advise how to do this?
posted by slowtree at 6:15 PM on April 28, 2010

File | New Playlist Folder
posted by ChrisManley at 7:06 PM on April 28, 2010

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