Sorting in Finder

Discussion in 'OS X' started by cy88, Jan 21, 2007.

  1. macrumors member

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    #1
    Hi guys,

    I think I am just being dumb and not able to figure out how to sort the files/folder by the type in Finder. Meaning it'll be sorted by type of the file (Folder or file) before being sorted alphabatically.

    Anyone can help?

    Thanks!
    Chris
     
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    SpookTheHamster

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    #2
    If you want it sorted by type, with each type being sorted alphabetically, then click View -> Arrange by -> Name, then Arrange by -> Kind.
     
  3. thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks. I should also add that m "Arrange by" is greyed out!
     
  4. macrumors 6502

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    Is the option Snap to Grid on? If It is, check it off, and then try to check the Arrange by box.
     
  5. thread starter macrumors member

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    Where can i find the snap to grid? I checked preferences, view options, it's no there to be found. I am viewing the files as a list, btw.
     
  6. mim
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    If you're in list view, go to the "View" menu in the Finder menu bar, and choose "Show View Options". The shortcut is Apple-key+"j". Make sure that the columns you want to sort by are checked - e.g. if you want to sort by file make sure the "Kind" column is checked.

    Then back in the finder window simply click on the column name to sort by that column. It will highlight in blue to indicate that it's sorting that field, and will also display a small arrow to show if it's sorting in ascending or descending order.
     
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    dllavaneras

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    If you're in list view, it's a pice of cake. On the top there are tabs (name, size, last modified, etc) Make sure you have "kind" enabled in view options :)apple: + J) and just click the tab! :)
     
  8. thread starter macrumors member

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    i do not see any of the mentioned options when i do Apple+J :(

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    dllavaneras

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    That's because you're in column view. Switch to list view and you're good to go. OS X Can't sort by anything other that filename when in column view yet
     
  10. thread starter macrumors member

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    LOL. I am so sorry, good that i posted a screenshot out. I always thought that was a "list view".

    Problem is now fixed...thanks for all the help!!
     
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    dllavaneras

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    Yeah, the screenshot helped a lot :) Glad you sorted things out ;)
     

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