(Arranging folders) please help..!!

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by qwertya, Aug 14, 2007.

  1. qwertya macrumors newbie

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    i m arranging my folders in the Applications folder, and when i close the folder, or do something, it is changing its self... everything is just mixing up.. i really donno what shuld i do them to keep in order, please help.. :) actually, this is not a big topic, but help is help.. i think many apps and folders in Applications folder can effect it, but i might wrong.. tahnks in advance..
     
  2. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Unless you are in icon mode, items in a folder will always appear in alphabetical order
     
  3. qwertya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    thanks swifttaw, but it is even not in alphabetical order.. it is totally something different, not in label oreder, not in date order.. even some folders and apps are not on the order's line, i mean scattered... i m checking "Show View Options", but doesnt make sens..when i arrange them, then when i open an app, it is just mixxing up..
     
  4. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    So you're talking about icon view then. Icons should stay exactly where your drop them unless you use the Arrange by menu function in which case they'll be placed in a grid pattern sorted by the appropriate criteria

    Perhaps you can take a screenshot to demonstrate what you mean
     
  5. qwertya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    yes, sorry i didnt mention it.. about icon view.. i m droping where i want, i guess my folders options are ok, too... still i donno.. here is the pic of situation.. thank you swiftaw..

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  6. swiftaw macrumors 603

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    Yeah, you just need to do View->Arrange By and it'll tidy that up.
     
  7. qwertya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    :) yeah i know man how to arrange... but my problem is starting from there.. i did thousond times, but still when i close the window, it is mixing up again.. when i open a game, or an app, it is just dispersing... that is why, i dont know what should i do.. this is something totally different.. but thank you for helping;).. DOES ANYONE HOW HOW TO DEAL WITH THIS :(
     
  8. qwertya thread starter macrumors newbie

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    please guys, help me :( i cant change anything, it wasn't like that...
     
  9. dilespla macrumors newbie

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    I'm having exactly the same problem. My iTunes music folder sporadically changes itself. I go into it and right click >arrange by > name... everything is fine. UNTIL I go forward/back to another folder. When I open the music folder everything is crazy again... My folder is POSSESSED!!!!
     
  10. merl1n macrumors 65816

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    Try deleting your Finder prefs file:

    ~user/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist
     

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