How do I add column headings to the Finder window?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by ClarkGriswald, Feb 27, 2009.

  1. ClarkGriswald macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2009
    I'm running Mac OS X 10.5.6 (9G55) with Leopard.

    On a typical work day I'll open Finder to look for pdf files. I'll perform my search for pdf documents and, as expected, all pdf documents that exist on my Mac are listed in Finder.

    In the Finder dialog box there are headings at the top of the columns that include "Name", "Kind" and "Last Opened". When I single click on any one of the listed pdf documents, the path to that document's location is given at the bottom of the Finder window.

    Every month I save hundreds of different pdf documents in about 135 different customer file locations. As a result, I need to be able to add a column heading that orients the results on a file location basis. On my former XP I could add many different headings, including one that simply stated "Filed In" (or something along those lines). By clicking on the heading "Filed In", all of the pdf documents would be grouped and listed by their file location.

    My question is: Can I add a "Filed In" heading to the search results window of Finder so that I can click on "Filed In" and group search results by the file locations?

  2. MacBoobsPro macrumors 603


    Jan 10, 2006
    Smart Folders would work better from the sounds of it.
  3. ClarkGriswald thread starter macrumors newbie

    Feb 27, 2009
    I checked out Smart Folders and it has the same problem. Only those headings that are programmed in are available, and "Filed In" is not one of them.

    So, going back to the original question, do any of you Mac experts out there know whether I can add/remove headings from Finder search windows?

    Thanks again (especially to MacBoobsPro for the effort).
  4. Ashka macrumors 6502a


    Aug 9, 2008
    New Zealand
  5. Sirobin macrumors 6502


    May 6, 2008
    Command + J (or View-Show View Options)

    Though you can't add location, unfortunately.

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