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Old Jul 16, 2011, 12:25 PM   #1
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Sort by Kind with Folders on Top in 10.7

Hoping someone can help me out...

I used to do this in Snow Leopard and Leopard using the following tutorial:

http://www.howtogeek.com/67100/force...windows-style/

Now it appears that the file needed to be edited no longer contains the same lines of code. Can anyone help me change the way "Kind" sorts so that my folders appear at the top of the list?

Thank you!
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 01:41 PM   #2
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Can anyone help me change the way "Kind" sorts so that my folders appear at the top of the list?
It's not free (about $15), but I can't say enough good things about TotalFinder. It allows you to keep folders on top when sorting, adds cut-and-paste, and also tabs to the Finder. Also, it's Lion-compatible.

http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/

I've been using this for about 6 months and couldn't imagine going back.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 01:59 PM   #3
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It's not free (about $15), but I can't say enough good things about TotalFinder. It allows you to keep folders on top when sorting, adds cut-and-paste, and also tabs to the Finder. Also, it's Lion-compatible.

http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/

I've been using this for about 6 months and couldn't imagine going back.
I didnt even know TotalFinder did this as I have purchased it. Just switching from PC to MAC I was wishing Finder could do this and now Im super stoked!!!!! Thanks lol.
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Old Jul 16, 2011, 03:56 PM   #4
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Snow Leopard - Finder - Sort folders first, then files
Contents of the /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings file:

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/* General kind strings */
"Folder" = " Folder";
"Volume" = "Volume";
"Burn Folder" = "Burn Folder";

/* Clipping kind strings */
"Picture Clipping" = "Picture Clipping";
"Text Clipping" = "Text Clipping";
"Sound Clipping" = "Sound Clipping";
"Clipping" = "Clipping";

/* Location kind strings */
"Web Internet Location" = "Web Internet Location";
"Mail Internet Location" = "Mail Internet Location";
"AFP Internet Location" = "AFP Internet Location";
"AppleTalk Internet Location" = "AppleTalk Internet Location";
"NSL Internet Location" = "NSL Internet Location";
"Internet Location" = "Internet Location";
"File Internet Location" = "File Internet Location";
"FTP Internet Location" = "FTP Internet Location";
"News Internet Location" = "News Internet Location";

/* Misc kind strings */
"AFP URL" = "AFP URL";
"File URL" = "File URL";
"FTP URL" = "FTP URL";
"Saved Search Query" = "Saved Search Query";

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Old Jul 18, 2011, 01:43 PM   #5
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Contents of the /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/InfoPlist.strings file:
I think you misunderstood the point of my post. I used to do that, but in Lion, the InfoPlist.strings file has different contents. This method no longer works, and I'm looking for a way to do it in Lion now, with the default system Finder.

Thanks for trying, though.
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Old Jul 18, 2011, 02:05 PM   #6
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I think you misunderstood the point of my post. I used to do that, but in Lion, the InfoPlist.strings file has different contents. This method no longer works, and I'm looking for a way to do it in Lion now, with the default system Finder.

Thanks for trying, though.
I did misunderstand. I thought you had edited the file and lost the contents and needed to reconstruct the file. I wasn't aware that the file isn't the same in Lion. Good luck with finding a solution!
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Old Jul 20, 2011, 01:27 PM   #7
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Open the file in PlistEdit Pro, or some other plist editor, and then proceed like your link suggests: look for Folder and add a space in front of it. Worked for me.

EDIT: Or alternatively, use the plutil to first convert the file to a more redable format, write your edits, and then convert it back. http://hints.macworld.com/article.ph...50430105126392

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Old Jul 30, 2011, 11:40 AM   #8
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I've manage to convert it with plutil, edit it, and convert back, but it doesn't work. What I'm doing wrong? My system is in spanish, so i've change both InfoPlist.strings inside English.proj and Spanish.proj. No luck with any.

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Old Sep 21, 2011, 11:45 AM   #9
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Thanks. Added a space to the "Folder" string by using Text Wrangler (Free). Appreciate everyone's help.
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Old Sep 21, 2011, 06:33 PM   #10
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Thanks. Added a space to the "Folder" string by using Text Wrangler (Free). Appreciate everyone's help.
Fronc, where did you add this space, in SL or Lion?
In Lion, I already have that space added, but it doesn't work... Can you please elaborate your statement?
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