Resolved How to name a file or folder so it's shown last on finder?

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  1. Thor774, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 19, 2012

    Thor774 macrumors regular

    Thor774

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    Hello

    I do a lot of file management in Windows. If you add the ! symbol at the beginning of a file or folder's name it is shown first when you order your files by name on Explorer or file management utilities like Total Commander. This is great to name files/folders that are important and that you want to access fast when you access the parent folder. If you add the § symbol at the beginning of the name, the file or folder is shown last on the list. I use that for files/folders I don't want in my way when viewing the contents of the parent folder.

    This is a great way of consistently sorting the content of your folders, even after you reinstall or access them from other Windows machines (like in the case you use an external hard disk).

    In OSX I have found that files and folders with name starting with the ! symbol still are shown first in Finder when you sort your list alphabetically, but the ones who's name start with the § symbol are not placed last in the list, they are also put first, beside the ones who's name start with !.

    Which symbol can I add at the beginning of a file or folder's name so that it is placed last in an alphabetically ordered list in OSX's Finder? I don't want to use letters (like Z) because that would mess with the names.

    Thanks.
     
  2. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    #2
    I used this site to find this answer.

    Looks like Ω is the symbol you want for dead last
     
  3. heisenberg123, May 18, 2012
    Last edited: May 18, 2012

    heisenberg123 macrumors 603

    heisenberg123

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    have you tried using an underscore _?

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    lol

    EDIT after reading Scoobys post looks like underscore is not the bottom for OSX
     
  4. Thor774 thread starter macrumors regular

    Thor774

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    Thanks!

    I had already googled for this without finding anything, but maybe didn't build the searching sentence correctly :eek:, English is not my native language.

    I hope Ω is also treated equal in Windows, so I can start to use it on all my systems without problems, replacing §.

    Thanks!!
     
  5. ScoobyMcDoo macrumors 65816

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    Just FYI, the search string I used was 'finder filename sort'. The link I gave you was the first hit.
     

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