Why do my downloads keep stacking on top of previous files?

Discussion in 'macOS' started by SparkDe, Dec 14, 2016.

  1. SparkDe macrumors newbie

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    I uploaded an image of what I'm trying to explain. Have a look at the bottom row where my new downloads keeps stacking on top of each other http://imgur.com/a/UPVku
    I tried everything that I know but it always goes back to this problem.
    My Finder setting are set to "Sort by: Snap to Grid" and "Arrange by: None".
     
  2. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    Have you tried reversing those settings? I would do that first.

    What is your OS version?
     
  3. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Use a different Sort by (not Snap to Grid)

    Another solution would be to use list view, instead of icon view.
     
  4. SparkDe thread starter macrumors newbie

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    List view is horrible to look at in my opinion and I tried using other Sort By but its still the same problem :/
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    I'm on macOS Sierra 10.12.1. I dont get what you mean by reversing? I tried different setting but its still the same problem.
     
  5. DeltaMac macrumors 604

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    Yes, try using a sort that does not use snap-to-grid. If it gets messy, then just choose "Cleanup", or your choice of "Arrange by" from the View menu. You shouldn't need to do that too much :D
     
  6. Gregg2 macrumors 603

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    You mentioned two settings. Make the first one what you had the second one set for, and vice versa.
    I use Snap to Grid in Icon View all the time and do not have your issue.
     

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