Discussion in 'Mac Basics and Help' started by jacobbradshaw, Dec 16, 2005.

  1. jacobbradshaw macrumors newbie

    Dec 6, 2005
    Hi guys.

    I got my iMac this evening and i'm transferring files from my Windows PC to my new Mac.

    Okay, I have a question.

    In Windows, you can arrange files/folders/what have you to be arranged with folders in one spot and files in the other.

    In Mac OS, I have yet to figure out how to arrange folders into one section to themselves and files to themselves. I don't like scrolling, alphabetically, to find a folder that, for example, is in the F's (like a folder named Franks Folder alongside a file called Franks picture).

    Is there a sort feature to seperate the folders from the files and maybe even other "sorting" features? thanks.

  2. Eidorian macrumors Penryn


    Mar 23, 2005
    Command + J while you have a Finder window open allows you to set global and local sorting.

    You can also go View > Show View Options in the Menu Bar when your Finder Window is open.

    It took me awhile to figure out what I liked too. I like sorting by kind. It keeps the files and folders apart but sorted alphabetically.

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