Sorting Files by Multiple Fields

Discussion in 'macOS' started by Melodeath, Nov 27, 2010.

  1. Melodeath macrumors 6502a

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    I am trying to sort my files by date and type. I can sort by Modified Date and File Type. Every time I sort by file type, the files are listed alphabetically within their folder type lists. This is not what I want. I want to see all the .rar files in chronological order

    As I recall from Windows, I can sort by Modified Date, then Type, and the files will be listed by type, and then secondarily sorted by Date. Is there a way to do this on the Mac?

    I'm on 10.6.5
     
  2. MattInOz macrumors 68030

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    #2
    You could create a smart folder that searches for .rar type files the can then sort that list by date.
     
  3. Sedulous macrumors 68000

    Sedulous

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    This is a smart solution.
     
  4. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Could you explain that a bit more? I don't know what a smart folder is. I'll do a google search
     
  5. Melodeath thread starter macrumors 6502a

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    Also, is there a search term in Spotlight like "OR"? "+" seems to work for "and," but hat about "or"?
     
  6. Sedulous macrumors 68000

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    Go to finder, click file/new smart folder, fill the the search field parameters.
     

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