Thankx for posting. You set me on the right track. Using your discovery I experimented a little and found that the sort order for the Archos is the internal 'directory order' of the files in the device's FAT filesystem. It is not necessary to reformat the Archos. Simply 'move' (the linux term for cut-paste) the contents of an Archos directory to an empty directory on your hard drive, and move them back to the Archos directory one-by-one, in the order in which you would like them displayed by the Archos. The Archos is agonizingly bureaucratic
, but at least the bureaucratic directives it follows are simple.