How to make connected drives all line up on right hand side?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by reubs, Jun 8, 2008.

  1. reubs macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    This might have a very simple solution, but it's bugging me to death. I have my HDDs lined up on the right hand side to look a certain way (see attached). However, if I mount them and there are other items on the desktop they end up in random places. I'd like a setting so that as soon as they mount they push out all other icons to assume the set-up that I have for them immediately.

    Does that make sense?

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  2. kkat69 macrumors 68020


    Aug 30, 2007
    Atlanta, Ga
    Did you check to see how your sorting is under "show view options"

    Is it by name/kind/etc?

    I have several different types of files and folders on my desktop atm, and my usb drive named "STORAGE" is sorted above files like "After.jpg" and "3623423423423_03.jpg" (image file saved from web), and right below my iMacHD icon.

    If I connect another drive it shows up in line and above all other 'misc' files and the drives are grouped together.
  3. reubs thread starter macrumors 68000

    Jun 22, 2006
    I think that's the problem. I can group them by "kind", but then I can't also have it "snap to grid". Also, it doesn't appear that they line up in the order I like them to be in. It's a really picky thing, but I just wish I could make it happen.

    Oh, well, thanks for the reply!

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