Folder/File Heirarchy

Discussion in 'macOS' started by bigboy99, Mar 23, 2006.

  1. bigboy99 macrumors 6502

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    Is it possible to arrange all of my folders at the top of a Finder window rather than alphabetically mixed in with other files?
     
  2. jkballer23 macrumors member

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    hmmm, I'm not sure you can do that. Maybe with 3rd party software. I know you can sort by kind, and this will group all your folders.
     
  3. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The Apple Finder doesn't really offer a good way to do this.

    If the shortcoming annoys you enough to spend 35 dollars, Path Finder cures that and many other Finder problems. They do give you a three week trial to decide if it's worth the money or not.
     
  4. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Maybe select the window you want this to occur in, press COMMAND-J to invoke the View Options (also accessible from the View menu) and Keep Items Arranged by Kind rather than Name. :)
     
  5. iMeowbot macrumors G3

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    The sort by kind thing is observed in icon view with cmd-J as above, independently in the list view by clicking on the column, and not at all in column view :( And none of those really put folders first :mad:

    It's amazing that Apple haven't addressed so many simple things. If they are averse to "magic" sort ordering, at least they could offer a tree-only view in the shelf area or something like that.
     
  6. bigboy99 thread starter macrumors 6502

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    I thought I'd never miss XP...:rolleyes: There's no OS X solution, so I added the '*' character in front of all the folder names. Now they're at the top of the Finder window.
     
  7. mad jew Moderator emeritus

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    Nice method that. If you don't want asterisks cluttering up your folder names, maybe use a SPACE instead. It has the same effect. :)

    As a side note, I used to get annoyed by this when I first switched back but now XP's default method annoys me. I guess it's just a case of getting used to it.
     

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