Finder View Options (OS 10.11.3)

Discussion in 'macOS' started by djnume, Feb 22, 2016.

  1. djnume macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2016
    I am trying to arrange my folders and their sub-folders in such a way:
    • Always open in Icon View
    • Browse in Icon View
    • Arrange By: Kind
    • Sort By: Name
    • Icon Size: 64
    • Grid Space: Sixth Line
    • Text Size: 12
    • Label Position: Bottom
    • Show Item Info
    • Show Item Preview
    • Background: None / White
    However, the "Use as Defaults" doesn't seem to be working. It only sets it for that particular folder and not the sub-folders and other folders.

    I have tried the sudo command to delete the .DS_Store files, but it doesn't seem to work at all.

    I went through Automator and was able to "Sort By: Name" along with the remaining settings WITH THE EXCEPTION OF "ARRANGE BY".

    How do I use Automator and/or something else to get the A
    rrange By: Kind > Sort By: Name > Grid Size: Sixth Line (whatever that is) > Icon Size: 64 > Text Size: 12
  2. djnume thread starter macrumors newbie


    Feb 22, 2016
    I have tried:
    sudo find / -name ".DS_Store"  -exec rm {} \;
    I get the following error:
    find: /dev/fd/3: Not a directory
    find: /dev/fd/4: Not a directory
    Numes-MBP:~ Nume$
    I tried the Automator way as well. It doesn't do the Grid Spacing, and it also doesn't do Sort by.
  3. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    If you have previously altered View Options in some folders, they will not be changed by clicking "Use as Default". But, all other subfolders should conform. So you will end up having to reset the ones you'd changed before. At least that's the way it's always seemed to work for me. I just recently got El Cap, and haven't tested this.

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