Reverse 'date created' order in Finder

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by Cavara34, Jun 2, 2015.

  1. Cavara34 macrumors member

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    Hi,

    I've read (correctly or not) that this isn't possible pre-Yosemite, but it's so illogical to me, I'm hoping there is a solution at least in Yosemite.

    The only way I can appropriately arrange files for my purposes in many folders is "arrange by: kind", "sort by: date created". I don't want the folder divided up into different days, weeks, etc.; I just want the files arranged firstly by kind and then sorted by date created within those groups. So it accomplishes that. The incredibly frustrating problem is that the earliest created files appear first. Is there no way at all (within icon view) to reverse the order?

    Thanks.
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You can try switching back and forth between Icon and List views. At the top of the Date Created column in List, click the arrow, then switch back to Icon. Can't test that now, but curious if it will work.
     
  3. Roquefort macrumors member

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    If I use View -> Arrange By -> Kind and then click the column heading for Date Created, I can toggle the order, within kinds, between newest-first and oldest-first. Is that what you're after?

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  4. Cavara34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but no, that doesn't change the icon layout.
     
  5. Cavara34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Thanks, but what I'm concerned with is icon, not column, view.
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Darn! Just curious though; since Icon View does not display the date, just how useful is it to you to sort that way? I'm guessing that's why Finder won't / can't do it.
     
  7. Cavara34 thread starter macrumors member

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    Only because I can identify the files faster that way. Thanks anyway.
     

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