Files: order/hide by filetype...?

Hi all.

tl;dr Is there a way to either:

  • order files by type, or…
  • hide files by type (in a specific folder)

Thank you.

more Many of the audio files in my “Music” folder are accompanied by corresponding metadata files (as .json, .cue and .txt). It’s useful to keep them in the same place as the audio files to which they belong…but it’d be nice if there was a way to separate them somehow in the file browser.

Ideally, what I’d like to do is hide them entirely (i.e. hide specific filetypes from the GUI in a specific folder). But that seems quite complicated; the ability to order files by type might be simpler, and would do just as well. (I saw this thread, BTW).

The best workaround I’ve come up with is to prepend a period/dot to the beginning of all the metadata files, then tell the Files app not to display hidden files. But I’d rather not change the names of the metadata files.

Is there a way of doing this, or should I make a feature request?

Thank you for reading :slight_smile:

Nextcloud v22.2.0
Files v1.17.0

No takers? Maybe it’s a niche request (…or a stupid question :grin: )

I’ll investigate over the weekend…

Nope, couldn’t find a way; I’m back to prepending a dot to the filenames :man_shrugging:

Which is effective, and trivial to automate :slight_smile: But not what I had in mind.