I want to have some convenient way of remembering the order I put certain folders in, without being forced to rename them.
Some of these folders may get deleted and new folders also get added, so just dumping a "dir" command to a spreadsheet and sorting the result won't help - the spreadsheet would have to be updated every time a folder is added or removed.
I need something that remembers the folder arrangements that I manually made, while doing something sane with new folders that show up, either put them at the beginning or the end of the list, or somehow mark them as unsorted, I don't care. Less important, but still important, is that if a folder is deleted on disk, it disappears from this 'manually sorted view'.
I am fine with having to run another program (another file manager?), this certainly does not have to happen within Windows Explorer. I am familiar with the 'remove auto arrange in windows 7 explorer' hack, hoping that some better option exists somewhere in the world.
If there are any programs which will help me keep track of folders manually sorted in the way I've described, could you please mention it here? Thanks!