Finder - Can it remember views like Windows Explorer?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by onomatopoeia, Apr 26, 2008.

  1. onomatopoeia macrumors 6502


    Dec 9, 2007
    Under Windows you can set Explorer to remember the view settings within a single folder or set all folders to retain the same view scheme. Is there any way to replicate this under Finder on OS X?

    Is there a way to set Finder to "remember" to use the same organization view in folders? If I use the 'option+command+right-click --> Keep Arranged By...' it works for that current view but if I return to that folder later it doesn't remember my preference and throws things around randomly again.

    I'm getting pretty tired of arranging folder every time I open them.

    Thanks in advance!
  2. Killyp macrumors 68040


    Jun 14, 2006
    It works fine for me, as long as you don't click 'Use as Defaults' it should remember it...
  3. xgman macrumors 601


    Aug 6, 2007
    would also like a fix for this as I see it randomly as well. I tend to think that it may be a result of some 3rd party utilities interference but I'm not sure.
  4. Consultant macrumors G5


    Jun 27, 2007

    Change all windows to the one that you are going to use the most.
    For example I set: sort by name for all.
  5. DaveF macrumors 6502a

    Aug 29, 2007
    As noted, Finder can set defaults for folders, individual folders.

    However, it's not as robust as Windows Explorer and doesn't consistently maintaining individual settings for each and every folder.

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