I understand that, at least in the base game, you cannot have catagorisation on your chest inventory.
But, conceding to that, is there anyway to even force sorting?

Like, I have a chest full of armour, and whilst most of the items are ordered alphabetically, some of the items appear in random places, making it a pain in the butt to find specific things.

I was wondering if it could be done without mods (because, of course, mods can do anything). Something like open console, click chest, enter 'orderChest' or something.

Because the game can sort, and it usually does, I just have some rogue items that disobey and maybe getting (forcing) the game to do it again may fix it

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SkyUI has many sorting options for your inventory, containers, the magic menu and more. It can even sort items by their price/weight ratio for the discerning thief. If you happen to be playing Skyrim on a console, then accept my sincerest sympathy - there is no way to sort items without mods.

  • 1up for useful mod, but I was looking for a non-mod answer
    – Hashbrown
    Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 3:02
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    I believe the sorting functions are implemented in the Skyrim Script Extender (SKSE), so i doubt it is possible without some degree of modding. Considering you are talking about console commands, you must be playing on PC, and in that case I cannot recommend SkyUI highly enough - you will not believe you were actually able to play without it once you try it.
    – kotekzot
    Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 3:22
  • SkyUI is the only mod I will not play without. Commented Sep 22, 2013 at 15:34

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