Sort by Kind with Folders on Top in 10.7

Discussion in 'Mac OS X Lion (10.7)' started by Fronc, Jul 16, 2011.

  1. Fronc macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
  2. brijazz macrumors 6502


    Jul 31, 2008
    It's not free (about $15), but I can't say enough good things about TotalFinder. It allows you to keep folders on top when sorting, adds cut-and-paste, and also tabs to the Finder. Also, it's Lion-compatible.

    I've been using this for about 6 months and couldn't imagine going back.
  3. Orlandoech macrumors 68040


    Jun 2, 2011
    Salt Lake City, UT
    I didnt even know TotalFinder did this as I have purchased it. Just switching from PC to MAC I was wishing Finder could do this and now Im super stoked!!!!! Thanks lol.
  4. GGJstudios, Jul 16, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 16, 2011

    GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    Snow Leopard - Finder - Sort folders first, then files
    Contents of the /System/Library/CoreServices/ file:

  5. Fronc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    I think you misunderstood the point of my post. I used to do that, but in Lion, the InfoPlist.strings file has different contents. This method no longer works, and I'm looking for a way to do it in Lion now, with the default system Finder.

    Thanks for trying, though.
  6. GGJstudios macrumors Westmere


    May 16, 2008
    I did misunderstand. I thought you had edited the file and lost the contents and needed to reconstruct the file. I wasn't aware that the file isn't the same in Lion. Good luck with finding a solution!
  7. SlappyWhite, Jul 20, 2011
    Last edited: Jul 20, 2011

    SlappyWhite macrumors newbie

    Dec 4, 2009
    Open the file in PlistEdit Pro, or some other plist editor, and then proceed like your link suggests: look for Folder and add a space in front of it. Worked for me.

    EDIT: Or alternatively, use the plutil to first convert the file to a more redable format, write your edits, and then convert it back.
  8. felixjet, Jul 30, 2011
    Last edited by a moderator: Aug 4, 2011

    felixjet macrumors newbie

    Jul 30, 2011
    I've manage to convert it with plutil, edit it, and convert back, but it doesn't work. What I'm doing wrong? My system is in spanish, so i've change both InfoPlist.strings inside English.proj and Spanish.proj. No luck with any.
  9. Fronc thread starter macrumors newbie

    Oct 28, 2008
    Thanks. Added a space to the "Folder" string by using Text Wrangler (Free). Appreciate everyone's help.
  10. webdigr macrumors newbie

    Jul 22, 2011
    Fronc, where did you add this space, in SL or Lion?
    In Lion, I already have that space added, but it doesn't work... Can you please elaborate your statement?

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