[Guide] SX OS Games Library Custom Sorter

Discussion in 'Switch - Tutorials' started by KsAmJ, Jul 21, 2018.

  1. KsAmJ
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    Adding backups on the SX OS and choosing from album is not well sorted
    if you want to sort the games inside the album you need a tool called "SD-Sorter" from attached files or Get it Here which will allow you to sort the files in SD Card by "Name, Date Modified or Size"

    sdCard.

    • Just select the drive from top and choose which sorting you want to perform.
    • after that Click "Sort SD Card" button (uncheck process sub-folders for faster/error-free process).

    If you need to Custom sort the the Games List. i have created a tool to custom sort the games called "SX OS Games Sorter" from attached files "ONLY WINDOWS FOR NOW" or Download From Here (.Net framework required)

    SXOS.Games.Sorter2.

    • Just choose the SD Drive from top and Click "Get". It will list all the "XCI" files inside the SD cards
    • After that choose the game you want and start sorting the list of games using the "-UP-" and "-DOWN-" buttons respectively
    • When you finish Click save and Exit the Application

    You will still need to use SD-Sorter though (As it is File Table Allocation associated process) Just Open SD-Sorter and choose By Modified Date and Click The "Sort SD Card" button and exit the application

    Safe Remove the Card and Insert it back to your switch and load SX OS

    Open the Album and you should see the sorted List as you have done it custom by the (Don't forget to drop a like to the post :yayswitch:)

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    Last edited Jul 21, 2018
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  2. Dan-the-Rebirth

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    Any risk of fragmentation?
     
  3. KsAmJ
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    well i am not sure about that but i read that SD cards are solid state, not mechanical, so the latency involved in moving a physical read/write head over a different part of the hard drive's platter doesn't exist here.
     
  4. Dan-the-Rebirth

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    Well I think to remember that defragmentation was a issue with gateway and.3ds files
     
  5. tbb043

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    In that case it shouldn't as it's not moving files around, just the index telling where the files are. Basically, like sorting a card catalog in a library, and not touching the books.
     
  6. Type_O_Dev

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    Is this just changing timestamp?
     
  7. KsAmJ
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    well the custom sorter yes. but the SD Sorter is changing the File Allocation Table as it is not just the time make the Album sort changes
     
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  8. Yabbie

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    Thanks
     
  9. Cortexfou

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    Is it possible to do with a HDD ? (I use SX OS 2.2)
     
  10. WiiuGold

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    Keep up the great work. Hope u make it for HDD :)
     
  11. Reecey

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    I’m no sure if your aware of this but download Fat Sorter https://sourceforge.net/projects/fatsort/ untick sub folder first because it corrupts your games click on your HDD in the folder to sort box. Then rename your titles amario, bzelda, cmariokart and so on..in the order you want them on your HDD and then click on Sort, it will sort the titles in the order you want on your HDD and display them correctly in sxos.
     
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  12. Cortexfou

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    isn't it for linux only ?
     
  13. Chrisssj2

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    My harddrive won't show up in here that I use for SX OS.. This only works for SD cards? :(
     
  14. Mikep90

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    Nice tool
     
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    thanks
     
  16. 18Phoenix

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    Hello :) Nice tools.
    Which attribute must be changed for sorting?
    LastAccessTime, CreationTime, LastWriteTime ?
     
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    ??? :(
     
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