Finder: Folders on Top

Discussion in 'Mac Apps and Mac App Store' started by kentor, Sep 7, 2008.

  1. kentor macrumors newbie

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    How do I make my folders appear first on top of everything in finder? I am using icons view.

    And yes, I do have always arrange my kind ticked on. But pdfs are still on top of folders.

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    Please help! Thank you.
     
  2. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

    WildCowboy

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    You can't really do this. OS X treats folders just like any other item when sorting, so it won't automatically move them to the top. Keeping your window arranged by "Kind" will keep the folders together, but it may not have them at the top if you have other documents in the folder whose "Kind" comes before "Folder" alphabetically.
     
  3. HJames macrumors newbie

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    I rename my folders with space before a name.

    For Example:

    1.HOUSE
    2._HOUSE
    3.__HOUSE (This one will be on the top even before #2)

    _ is SPACE :)
     
  4. WildCowboy Administrator/Editor

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    That works in some cases, but it can wreak havoc when an app needs to find a folder that has had its name changed. Things in your Documents folder are generally okay, but anything where an app is trying to reference a file that is supposed to be located in a specific directory can be trouble.
     
  5. HJames macrumors newbie

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    Yeah you right, I don't do this all the time, only when I need it.

    Movies and TV Shows are listed like this, and some of my documents.
     
  6. kentor thread starter macrumors newbie

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    Ok I got an answer from mactalk forums and this thing works great!

    Thanks for replying guys.
     
  7. justinae macrumors newbie

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    I'm trying these steps but it won't let me save the english.lproj file. It says I don't have "access privildeges". I changed the permissions to be read/write for all users but it still won't let me save.

    Can I log on as "system" or is there some other way to get the access?

    thanks.
     
  8. musio macrumors 68020

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    this doesn't work for list view. Would love a way without 'hacking' the mac and have finder do this nativity..
     

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