There is command-line /ini which for that.
Works perfectly, but is more complicated in handling than a simple registry entry where WinSCP looks for the ini path. I mean this is a user-friendly Windows program, and it can be started from the desktop, the start menu, the systray or whatever. Adding the command line to all these options...?
In my opinion it is wrong to set timestamps of directories
I don't want to start a long discussion but just show you why it makes no sense to me as it is now.
WinSCP is used to sync my web dirs with the ones on my local drive. I use the Norton display, so I can see immediately when there are differences between the left (local) and the right (server) pane. As all the folders on the server have a different date, their sorting is different to the local sorting. So to see that there really is everything ok I have to change from date to name sorting. After that I have to change back to date sorting to verify the latest files are all ok. The same mixed and un-identical display is found in all my subdirs - not good.
A workaround would be to do what the TC does - ignore the date of folders and always sort them by name. Would be OK with me.
BTW, you really should change the default of sorting by date to 'newest files first' (arrow down). At this time one has to click two times on the date field as the default sorting is the wrong one (arrow up - who needs that?). Especially when changing between date and time this becomes an annoyance. TC does it the user-friendly way...
Correct mask would be "com/; com/*"
Thanks for that one, but I still struggle with this. Example: I have a root folder 'images', but also subdirs 'images' deep down in other dirs. How to make sure only the root dir 'images' is excluded, not all the others? That's what happens now.