Lightroom Classic - Folder Panel Reverse Sort Order

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I use the YYYY-MM-DD format for folders in import. Thatmeans, I get in the library module in the folder panel the first folder oft he yearon top and the actual folder below. As the year goes by, the today folder isthe last one and vanishes outside the window. Why isn ́t there a possibility tosort these folders in a reverse order: the actual date on top, the oldest onbottom. LR has this function in the gridview: you can sort picture „A-Z“ od „Z-A“.Why not in folders ? It ́s boring at the end of a year to scroll down and downto find the newly imported pictures. What do you think ?
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Dr. Wilfried Forschner

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Steve Crane

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I have recently been thinking the same.
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Arnold Hoddevik

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The OS have this capability, but not Lightroom. I used to have the same folder structure as you, but got tired of the long list of folders in Library. With the date format YYYY-MM-DD you will have a very long list of rows in Library, on subfolder for each date. If you change to YYYY/MM/DD, your list of rows can be reduced to 1 row per year, 1 row per month. Days will be subfolders in each month and months are subfolders in the year folder, like this; 2018/07/20. You can collapse or expand the folder tree as you like.
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Arnold Hoddevik

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Here is a photo of parts of my Library folders structure Bildemapper is my Root folder/main destination folder (TO in import window). The sub folders are handled by Lightroom import > Destination panel.
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Dr. Wilfried Forschner

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I did the same, using the YYYY-MM-DD format. Yours seems to be better. Thanks. Wilfried
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Steve Crane

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I use the YYYY/MM/DD structure but even then, with year folders going back to 2002, there is a good deal of scrolling and collapsing/expanding needed to move through them.

Some possible options the developers might consider adding.
  1. A reverse sorting option for folders
  2. A Favourites panel that would allow only folders marked as favourites to be included
  3. An ability to pin folders and filter by All/Pinned/Unpinned
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Saying this about Folders, I will also say I like most to work with collections. Then, if I need to go to the folder of one photo, I just right click and chose Go to folder in Library. It is safer to work with Collection.
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Dr. Wilfried Forschner

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I think you have to import before making a collection ? So a reverse sort would also help..... Regards Wilfried
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Arnold Hoddevik

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Yes, with Collection, but Smart Collections are updated as you import, depending on keywords and other rules in your Smart Collections and photographs. I love Smart Collections. Hope we get the Folders sort order.
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Wilford,

I've converted this to a feature request. Those who would like to see a reverse sort order in the Folders panel can add their votes by clicking the button at the top right. 
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It would be great if this feature also included not just sorting reversal for name, but also for date, and size. For example like in the Mac Finder list view, clicking 'Name' once to sort A-Z and Z-A, or 'Date' to sort A-Z and Z-A, and 'Size' (which would be nice to know total folder size (either total images, or total image files size) A-Z and Z-A. Thank you!
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Dr. Wilfried Forschner

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That ould be great ! Wilfried
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Dr. Wilfried Forschner

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:-) the reverse sorgt will extend this Feature on to 200%. For those who like the existing "sort" have no disadvantage, stay 100% satisfied. The other will be 100% happy. It's a win-win-situation. And the program code should not be too difficult. :-) Regards Wilfried (not Wilford) Sorry for my German school English