keep folders at the top? [finder]

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by maximus06, Dec 4, 2007.

  1. maximus06 macrumors regular

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    I'm used to this from windows - in finder is it possible to have folders stay at the top instead of being sorted alphabetically by name along with files?

    I just don't like how files and folders are intermixed...
     
  2. kfordham281 macrumors 6502

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    I'd be interested in this too. That's one thing I do miss from my Windows days (about the only thing). :D
     
  3. intheweeds macrumors newbie

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    I would also be interested to know if this is possible....
     
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  6. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    As a note, the "Arrange By Icon" solution can only be done while in icon / item view mode ... unfortunately.

    I wish someone made a way to have folders appear at top and keep the rest the same like Windows does. It just works better for the way I organize things and it helps all the switchers from Windows.
     
  7. emptyCup macrumors 65816

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    The question has already been answered twice in this short little thread. Sort by Kind.
     
  8. motulist macrumors 68040

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    Sort by kind works perfectly. Another way is to put a blank space character at the beginning of all your folder names and they'll be sorted alphabetically at the top of the name list.
     
  9. angelwatt Moderator emeritus

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    You obviously didn't read my post very well. I know that's "a" solution, but it isn't a very good one as it screws up the order of the rest of the files. Read before you post.
     
  10. design-is macrumors 65816

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    At work, we use the add a single space at the beginning of the folders names. Works very effectively.
     
  11. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Adding a space to the beginning of the folder name? Come on, thats ridiculous. As previously stated in this thread, Sort By Kind is the solution.
     
  12. design-is macrumors 65816

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    how can it possibly be ridiculous if it works? just because you don't use it/like it doesn't mean its not a good, viable solution to maximus06's problem...
     
  13. WildPalms macrumors 6502a

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    Its ridiculous because it dictates that file names are controlled by the view. You are losing function for form. It has nothing to do with whether I like it or not, and if you dont understand that, I cant help you.
     
  14. design-is macrumors 65816

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    Its not about me... I was just trying to offer someone some advice. This way is the only way to view folders at the top without taking the individual file names out of alphabetical order.

    If you have any practical reason for why the space method is bad for basic file systems, please let me know so I can let our IT guys know that they should fix it. Theres no need to get so irate about the whole thing.
     

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