There are a few ways you can sort files in File Cabinet Pro. This brief tutorial will explain all the different ways you can change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro.
Option One: Use the Context Menu
One way to change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro is to right click on the background of the window to bring up the context menu. Then from the context menu hover your mouse over the “Sort By” menu item to open up the submenu and choose your desired sort policy.
Note: You can also sort in descending order using any sort policy from the context menu by holding down the Option key while the “Sort By” submenu is exposed. While the Option key is pressed down, the menu while show a downward arrow to indicate descending order.
Option Two: Use Hotkeys to Sort
You can also use hotkeys to change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro. Below you will find a list of the key combinations you can use to change the sort order:
Date Last Opened
Date Last Opened Descending
Date Added Descending
Date Modified Descending
Date Created Descending
File Size Descending
Option Three: Click Column Headers in List View
Another way you can change the sort policy in File Cabinet Pro is to click the column headers in list view.
Clicking the same column twice will toggle between ascending and descending order. You can add or remove columns in List view by right clicking the column header and selecting columns to add or remove from the context menu.
Option Four: Use the “Arrange By” Button in the Toolbar
You can also sort files using the “Arrange By” pull down button in File Cabinet Pro’s toolbar.
When this button’s menu is showing, you can also hold down the Option key if you wish to sort in descending order.
If you do not see the “Arrange By” button in File Cabinet Pro’s toolbar, right click on the toolbar and choose the “Customize Toolbar” menu item. Then you can add the “Arrange By” button to the toolbar (see screenshoots below).
File Cabinet Pro version 6.0 has been released for macOS.
-You can now open directories in new tabs.
-Removed the “Primary” and “Secondary” directory concept from File Cabinet Pro; this feature has been replaced by the new Tab Bar. You are no longer restricted to two directories to switch between, you can open as many tabs as you want.
-Tabs in File Cabinet Pro’s new Tab Bar support spring-loading; you can drag files over a tab to select one.
-The buttons in the bottom bar used to switch between the “Primary” and “Secondary” directory have been removed. You can switch between directories by clicking in the Tab Bar instead (or by using the hot keys: control+tab to select the next tab and control+shift+tab to select the previous tab).
-File Cabinet Pro now displays the number of selected items and the file count for the current directory at the bottom of the window.
-The size of the Quicklook preview for a selected file in Column view will now resize with the window instead of remaining at a small fixed size.
-File Cabinet Pro started displaying a Services submenu in its context menu in version 4.5. As a result if the “Show In Finder” service on your Mac was enabled you would see two “Show In Finder” menu items in File Cabinet Pro’s context menu. File Cabinet Pro no longer displays its own “Show in Finder” menu item in its context menu to fix this problem. You can enable the “Show In Finder” Service in System Preferences on your Mac to continue using this feature.
-A new “Go to Folder…” menu item has been added to File Cabinet Pro’s context menu.