Is there a way to..... (ordering files in a folder)

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by stampax, Feb 19, 2009.

  1. stampax macrumors member

    Aug 12, 2007
    Hi all, quick question.
    I'd like to order files in one folder by name, but in other folders by date created. Is there a way to do this? It seems when i change the way they are ordered in one, then the same change happens in all other folders.

  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
    What system are you on? In Leopard its just a matter of clicking the columns to get it to sort. However if you expand the contents of a folder in one window then you can't have two different types of sorting (one for the parent folder and a different sorting method for the child folder). You have to actually double click the folder for the sorting type to save.
  3. yoppie macrumors 6502a

    Oct 19, 2007
    Go to Finder > View > Select View Options > Arrange (Drop Down Menu)

    ...choose from there and the separate settings should stick for each folder.

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