Folders keep rearranging by itself

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Nbyond, Aug 23, 2011.

  1. Nbyond macrumors newbie

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    I'm a uni student so I put lecture notes topics in the right order. When I exit the finder and come back.. the folders are rearranged in bloody alphabetical order ! It's getting on my nerve.. How do I fix this?:mad:
     
  2. Hansr macrumors 6502a

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    Check that the default view settings aren't set to arrange by name and remove the .DS_Store from the folder. I generally use 01,02,03 though. Because I just don't logically trust things like meta data tracking for file ordering.
     
  3. Nbyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    How do I remove the DS_Store??

    And if I don't set it to names what should I set it to? It's currently on "None."
     
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  6. itickings macrumors 6502a

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    Since this is obviously a very serious problem for you which is in need of immediate resolution (since you are aggressively bumping):

    Just prefix the folder names with a number like Hansr suggested, and everything will sort fine by name. Crisis averted.
     
  7. Nbyond thread starter macrumors newbie

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    But what if I do not want to arrange them by "name".. any other better methods?
     
  8. eldho macrumors member

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    I use a combination of folders and colours for different categories so that I do not have to search too hard for what I want but it is still very annoying as I much preferred being able to place things at various locations and have them stay there. May Apple solve this quickly.
     

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