Keeping Folders/Files Organised

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mshepp, Feb 5, 2012.

  1. mshepp macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #1
    I have been a mac user for a grand total of two months and something that continues to bug me is that finder doesn't/hasn't been set up to organise my files and folders automatically.

    I like my folders and files to be arranged neatly with even spacing and no gaps but a lot of the time they are all over the place and I have to manually "arrange by" to get them into some type of order.

    Is there anyway setting that can be changed so finder will automatically arrange new folders, files, extracted data etc?

    Thanks
     
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core

    miles01110

    Joined:
    Jul 24, 2006
    Location:
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. mshepp thread starter macrumors member

    Joined:
    Jun 14, 2009
    Location:
    UK
    #3
    I can't seem to find that option, I forget to mention that im running Lion if that makes any difference?

    Thanks
     
  4. James Craner macrumors 68000

    James Craner

    Joined:
    Sep 13, 2002
    Location:
    Bristol, UK
    #4
    You may want to use list view, rather than icon view.

    Finder View Options.png
     
  5. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    Joined:
    May 22, 2008
    Location:
    Milwaukee, WI
    #6
    Command-J

    That opens Show View Options.
    Play with the options to see what works best for you.
     

Share This Page