Everyone seems to be a digital hoarder these days. Storage space is inexpensive so people keep everything. The problem is, when you save everything, keeping your files organized is a chore. Order in my Folder aims to help us.
A great example of a place Order in my Folder would be useful is in your Pictures folder. How many time have you said to yourself you are going to sit down and sort all of the images into chronological order? How many times have you taken a nap instead? Me too. Time to let the machines do the sorting so you can concentrate on that nap.
Getting started with Order in my Folder
The only real requirements for using Order in my Folder are you have a Windows computer and you want to clean up your messy disorganized files and folders. If you meet those 2 requirements, lets get to it.
Once installed and started, Order in my Folder, your main screen should look something like this.
The first thing you will need to do is navigate to the first messy folder. This is a messy folder. as you can see, there are files and application exe files and links and folder… not very organized.
Sorting folder contents
There are a lot of options to sort. The most basic way to sort is to choose a method from the drop down in the middle.
Next you can apply the sort to files older than a specific day. If you’d like for all the files to be sorted, just leave this at 0.
The next way you can sort is to use the Wildcard box. The way this helps is what ever you enter, say “.exe”, Order in my Folder only shows and sorts those files.
Once you have all the above steps completed, click the Order button. You’ll see a pop-up confirmation window. If everything is correct, click Yes to sort.
Here are a couple examples so you can see the finished sorting.
Sort by file type before
Sort by file type after
Sort by date created (pictures)
See how much cleaner and organized the folders look? Order in my Folder would be great to use in your picture folder, Dropbox or even your downloads folder. Because files already in a subfolder will not be organized, you can easily clean up what ever files you don’t have the time to organize.
Get organized with Order in my Folder
An application like Order in my Folder can make even the most disorganized person clean up their digital hording. If nothing else, you can tame you image or your Dropbox folder. I know a few people who could really use an application like this. How about you, will this help you manage your folders?