sort by numbers inaccurate

Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by mufngruf, Jan 15, 2010.

  1. mufngruf macrumors member

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    #1
    several os ago, I used to have a little prefs file that would change the "unreal" number order (1,10,11,12,13,14,15,16,17,18,19,2,20) into the "real" order (1,2,3,4,5 etc..).
    Now that I'm ensconced comfortably into Leopard, I have this irritant "unreal" system back.
    Any ideas how to fix it?
    thanks
     
  2. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #2
    It should do this already. I haven't customized Finder at all, and as you can see the sorting is taking place correctly. Or did you mean in another application?
     

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  3. spinnerlys Guest

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    You mean like this?

    [​IMG]

    That's the normal sort order for me in 10.6.2, but it was this way in 10.5.x too.
     
  4. BlueRevolution macrumors 603

    BlueRevolution

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    #4
    Jinx! :D

    If it is a Finder problem, try deleting ~/Library/Preferences/com.apple.finder.plist. (~ refers to your user home folder.)
     
  5. mufngruf thread starter macrumors member

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    taking the car to the mechanic..

    yea, that's right...now - suddenly - it works...
    I must have noticed this behaviour in another application rather than the finder, but I don't remember which one. It was just one of those questions I had in the back of my mind to ask when I remembered to do so... which I did, and now feel foolish.
    When I discover the application that causes the issue, i'll be back for more advice.
    thanks anyway for setting me straight.
     

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