"Arrange By..." Question?

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by coke674, Sep 20, 2011.

  1. coke674 macrumors newbie

    Sep 20, 2011
    Are there ways to tweak the Arrange By rules? I would like to arrange a folder by name, but I don't want all of the files/folders that start with "The" to be listed under "T." Rather I would like files like "The Dark Knight" to list under "D" and "The Godfather" to list under "G." Is there any way for the Mac OS to do this, or do I have to alphabetize it manually?
  2. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    There's no way for native Mac OS X to do that. You could rename those files with "The" in front so it's in the back, such as "Dark Knight, The". For mass changes to file names, I use Name Mangler and I've heard good things about NameChanger.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    Or just drop "The" from, um, the names. Does it really convey some meaning that would be lost if it isn't there?

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