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Old 07-12-09, 08:19 PM
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Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

I had DVD player: Phillips 5992 and external hard drive where I download a lot movie and movie shows.
I created folders on the external hard drive where I store downloaded movies and movie shows.
Some folders I named by the name of movies or serial's some folders was named by the date,
when folder's were created, for example: 03_21_09.

When an external hard drive connected to PC, all folders are arranged in some order.
If they are arranged by name then the first in order are folders named by the date,
than alphabetically are folders named by name of movie.

When I connected the external hard drive to the USB port of Phillips 5992 and tried to find some of the folders as I did when external hard drive was connected to PC, I saw on the television that the folder’s tree was broken and the folders were named by name of movie and not anymore in the alphabetic order and folders named by the date located between folders by name.
This was very chaotic: some folders named by date are located in the beginning, some folders by date are located in the end and some folders named by date are located in the middle of broken folder tree.

But If Phillips 5992 software arranged the folders in some manner (not like PC) but arranged
anyway in another way,
then maybe somebody can give me recommendation of how arrange folders that will be easy finding some as on PC as on Phillips 5992 .
Any suggestions?
Thanks in advance.
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re: Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

It happens with mine to. The 5992 views them from oldest to most recent on the hard drive, so the most recent thing you add to the drive will be the last one on the list. Only way to fix it the way you want it is to wipe out everything and download them all to the drive at the same time.
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re: Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

Use DriveSort. I've never used it, but it does the rearrange like you want, without having to delete and re-save everything.
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re: Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

Yep, It looks like Drive Sort is the answer. I just ordered my 5990 from Dell.
http://blog.techflaws.org/2008/11/01...3260-5990-faq/
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How install Drive Sort to DVP5992?

Thanks so much Snowmaker, jonnyquest and 68ShelbyGt500KR!
But How install Drive Sort to DVP5992 for arranging folders?
Thanks.
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Re: How install Drive Sort to DVP5992?

I don't think this required a whole separate thread.

My guess is Drive Sort is something you use on your PC, not the DVD player.
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Re: Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

Found this informative webpage about DriveSort by using Google.com. As Snowmaker said, you install it onto your PC. Then you plug the storage device (external USB hard drive or USB flash drive) to your PC. Then run DriveSort to sort the files to your preference. Then, next time you connect that storage device to the Philips, it will show the files arranged how you want them.

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Old 07-14-09, 08:21 PM
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Re: Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

...and make sure you back up your files before using the program, The Drive Sort link Johnnyquest provided says that in the last 2 sentences. I won't receive my player until the 30th. I will wait and see how the 5990 plays the files before using the program.
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Re: Help!Phillips 5992. How to arranged the folders . Drive Sort use [merged]

Originally Posted by 68ShelbyGT500KR View Post
I won't receive my player until the 30th. I will wait and see how the 5990 plays the files before using the program.
The file listing on the 5990 is pretty clunky and strange (compared to what PC users are accustomed to). I can understand OP wanting a better way. You don't realize how nice it is to have stuff arranged in alphabetical order until you have to scroll through a seemingly random-ordered list of filenames to find the one you want. It doesn't affect the playing of videos; it only affects the order in which folder names and file names are listed on screen.

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