Manually sorting files

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Ebenezer22, Jun 20, 2010.

  1. Ebenezer22 macrumors newbie

    Jun 20, 2010

    This may sound like a silly question, but I would like to know how I can arrange files manually in Mac? For example, if I have a folder of 100 photos in running order and I want to move London3.jpg between London 1.jpg and London 2.jpg, how do I do that? I've tried all the different sorting/viewing options. This is a very basic feature in Windows but I can't seem to do it in Mac. I am using Snow Leopard v 10.6.3.

    Would appreciate your help pls - am getting very frustrated trying the various options to no avail. Thanks!!
  2. miles01110 macrumors Core


    Jul 24, 2006
    The Ivory Tower (I'm not coming down)
  3. redwarrior macrumors 603


    Apr 7, 2008
    in the Dawg house
    Why do you want to do it? Can't you just rename the files? 1 London 1.jpg, 2 London3.jpg, etc.?

    Name Mangler will let you do global renames.
  4. Gregg2 macrumors 603

    May 22, 2008
    Milwaukee, WI
    In Icon View, set to Arrange By Snap to Grid or None.
    STG is neater, as things automatically align. But, with either, when you change the size of the window, the icons do not pay any attention to you. This is a pain for me, having jumped from OS 9.2.2 to Leopard. The cause is the "open new folder in the same window" or whatever the wording is for that setting. But there was something about not doing it that way that I didn't like either.

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