Applications :: Apple Finder - How To View Folders/files In A List But Still Rearrange By Kind

Mar 30, 2009

For those of you who know Windows, you can view your folders/files in a list but still re-arrange by type/kind (i.e. I will get the folders first, then the different kinds of files).

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OS X :: SL - Selecting Files In Finder In List View?

Sep 4, 2009

Under Leopard and prior, in List view you can highlight a line by selecting anywhere on the line. However, to actually select the file to drag it, etc, you had to select the file name itself, clicking the date etc wouldn't allow you to drag the file.

Well, in Snow Leopard, you can now select anywhere on the line and it will allow you to drag the file(s). Pretty nice.

However.....this causes a weird UI issue. If the window you are working in is small enough so that the items in list view fill it up completely (so there is a scroll bar), you can no longer right click on any empty space or the date/filesize etc to pull up the contextual menu for example to create a New Folder.

If there is empty space below the file list, then it still allows you to right click to get the menu.

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Applications :: Unable To See All Files In Icon View / Files Are Visible In List View

May 21, 2010

I noticed that finder is not displaying all files when I look at folders with lots of files in "icon view" mode but they do show up in "list view" Same thing happened with the computer at work. I'm using OS X Leopard on both.

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Applications :: Finder Default View Options - Always Open In List

Oct 26, 2010

I'd like all my finder windows to appear the same when navigating through folders, but I'm noticing that finder is not always taking notice of the "set as defaults" button. The way I've tried to do it is to open a finder window and push cmd+J. I prefer the list view, so I check the "always open in list" box, set the icon size and uncheck "icon preview".

However, as I navigate deeper into folders, I notice some folders will no longer remember these and for example, will start to show the icon preview. In Windows, I remember you used to set up a random window to appear exactly how you wanted it, enter folder options and hit "default view for all windows".

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Applications :: Is It Possible To Rearrange The Folders In The IPhoto Library

Dec 28, 2009

I have been handling my family's photos for some time now, using iPhoto on my mac. Now I am about to buy a ReadyNas. I want to store the iPhoto library there and give the rest of the family access to it. The problem is that I am the only mac-user, all the others have windows.

The plan is that they will use Picasa when reading from the iPhoto library. There is a problem though. I am afraid that it will be all messy since iPhoto stores both modified pictures and the originals. I addition to this the subfolders to these main folders have got inconsistent names since the photos were taken before I started using iPhoto. The result will be that the person using Picasa will see tons of folders with just a few pictures in them.

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OS X :: To Make Folders Go To The Top In List View?

Dec 4, 2006

I've read many times people want to make folders appear at the top of a list in Finder like they are represented in Windows explorer. I found an article on Macworld that tells you how to do this.

I remember doing this over a year ago on my G4 Powerbook and it working. But on my Intel MacBook Pro, I can't locate the file they are referring to in the article. where this file was moved to or how to access this thing on the Intel machines?

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OS X :: Sorting Bunch Of Files By Kind In Finder

Aug 28, 2010

I just noticed sorting a bunch of files by 'kind' that it groups .php, .css, .js and others all as 'plain text file'. This is pretty useless, and I don't know if there's perhaps a way to set things up differently? I have all said files associated with Coda.

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Any Way To Sort Files In Finder First By Kind Then By Name?

Apr 14, 2012

Is there any way to sort files in my finder first by kind (folders, pdfs, jpegs, docxs, etc.) and then by name? Right now I can only sort by one or the other. If I sort by kind, the files are grouped according to kind, but the names are mixed up. If I sort by name, all file types and folders are sorted according to name. I like the column view because directory structure can be seen easily.

Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: What Is Chair Icons For Expanded Folders In List View

Oct 11, 2010

I just fresh-installed 10.6 and updated everything. And now this.

I have not ever seen this before nor have I installed any software I haven't ever used before that did not do this.

This also shows in Columns View and the Lower Pane of Cover Flow.

... so lost ...

Get Info shows a preview of a normal folder, as does icon view.

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MacBook Pro :: Customizing Finder - Dd A Column In The List View

Oct 30, 2010

Is there a way to add a column in the list view that shows what folder a file is in? I know it shows it at the bottom of the window, but that doesn't help me.

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OS X :: Finder To Display In Columns But It Always Changes Back To List View?

Jan 25, 2010

The title pretty much explains it.

Every time I change from list view to column view, it changes it back after I close the window.

Is there any way I can make it stay in column view?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Any Way To Printout List Of Folders In Finder?

May 16, 2012

How I can print out a list of folders or files in a folder without having to type each of them in by hand? Is it part of Lion or do I need another program?

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 2-2.66MHtz, 13G Ram, 5TB HD

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OS X :: Issue With Selecting Multiple Items In Finder List View

Oct 20, 2009

Maybe this was discussed elsewhere; if so, I couldn't find it:

Often I need to select multiple separate items from a large folder of them; I use list view, and command-click on each item, and then drag the whole batch to the appropriate location. It appears that in Snow Leopard (unlike previous OS X versions), when if I scroll down the list to select further items, it jumps back to the top-most selected item after a couple seconds. This makes it completely impossible to select further items! Is there a preference to turn this "function" off? Why would anyone want such a thing? Even if it is what the Finder is meant to do, it seems implemented poorly, since if I grab the scrollbar slider and drag it down below my selected items, after the couple seconds the view jumps back to the topmost item, but the slider doesn't move. All it all, it feels like a glitch.

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OS X :: Column View In Finder And Date Modified Option List

Aug 3, 2010

So I like the hierarchical structure Column View has, and I don't have to double click to open folders.
username > documents > school > biology > lectures > file
But, I also like the "Date Modified" option List View has. Can I have both?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Set Default Column Widths In List View When Using A Finder Window

Jun 20, 2014

The default 'document' column is way too wide and forces you eye to track all the way across the screen to read info like "date modified', 'kind' or 'size'.  Tried several times to create a narrower default 'document name' column with no results. Couldn't find anything in preferences or view options. Tried dragging column headers while holding the down the option key with no results.   Every time I open a new finder window, all columns except the 'document' column affixed to the right side of the window. Also, when you grab the bottom right corner of a window to resize smaller, the lists become re-affixed to the right side of the window when opening the window back up.  Experiencing the same problem in Mavericks 10.9.3 on an iMac and Macbook Pro Retina.

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OS X :: How To Sort Folders At Top Of File View In Finder

Jul 30, 2009

I'm a recent switcher, and of course would never voluntarily go back to a PC. Love everything about the Mac for the most part.

One thing that has bugged me: In Windows File Explorer, when browsing files, all the folders are at the top (in alpha order), then the files are sorted below that in alpha order.

In Finder, the folders are mixed in so everything is alpha all together.

I would prefer seeing all my folders at the top.

Is there a setting that controls this?

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OS X Mavericks :: How To View Hidden Folders In Finder

Jun 29, 2014

Sometimes, it's not just folders, it's files too. Sometimes in non-mac sources, like my SMART TV, I see files named .filename.mp4 along with filename.mp4. And these fraudulent files are really bothering. And the worst part, I can't see them in Finder. remove the .file.mp4. 

I used the term 'filename.mp4' to represent an MP4 video file. But the files that have a . before them need to be deleted. 

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OS X :: Finder - Finding Finder Setting To Show Folders On The Top Before Individual Files

Mar 22, 2010

Is there a setting in OSX that will set the Finder to show folders on the top before individual files - much in the same way Windows does?

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OS X :: Select An Inclusive List Of Files In Icon View?

Jun 27, 2010

I want to select several files in icon view, and I want to click the first icon, hold down a key combination, and then select the "final" file to select all the files inclusive in that set. I thought that "Shift" would do it, but it doesn't.

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Safari :: Rearrange Folders In Bookmarks Menu?

May 15, 2012

Safari 5.1.7 under OS X 10.7.4 simply refuses to let me rearrange folders within the Bookmarks Menu. I use Bookmarks > Show All Bookmarks and select Bookmarks Menu in the sidear. If I now drag and drop a folder within that menu, it just pops right back to where it was before. I've tried all the methods I know: 

(1) Drag out of ~/Library/Preferences and restart Safari. Same problem. 

(2) Use the app SafariSort [URL], which alphabetizes all the folders and their contents. But as soon as I now try to drag-and-drop a folder or a bookmark, the order of everything reverts to the original (unwanted) order. exactly, does Safari store the list of Bookmark Menu folders? I examined in both the XCode plist editor and in a plain text editor, but I don't see them there. (And actually it's obvious that the bookmarks cannot be there, since after I remove and restart Safari, the bookmarks are back; where were they)

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3), 3.4GHz Corei7, 16GB, SSD + 2T HD

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OS X V10.5 Leopard :: Print A List Of Files And Folders?

May 28, 2012

Dose anyone know an easy way of listing files and folders from a disk? I need an inventory of the names on some ZIP disks.

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OS X Mavericks :: Lot Of Rules In Mail - How To List In Some Kind Of Order

Sep 6, 2014

I have a LOT of rules in Mail. For example, one of my clients has about 10 different project managers and I filter messages from each PM into a separate folder. Occasionally I need to make changes to these rules but they only display in the order in which I created them, which is a PITA. Is there any way of changing the list order, e.g. by name etc.?

MacBook Pro, OS X Mavericks (10.9.4), Mac user since 1995- also MacMini

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OS X :: How To Arrange All Folders By Kind

Nov 22, 2009

How do I go about arranging all folders by kind? Whenever I goto view options and select "use as defaults", it only applies to that folder...not to all folders!! I have Snow Leopard

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OS X :: View All Folders/files With File Open Dialog In Any Application?

Mar 13, 2009

I have setup up Finder to view all folders/files. I know how to become root from Terminal using (su) and navigate to all folders and do things.

The problem I can't figure out is when I use Mac apps (such as TextEdit) to open a file in one of the hidden folders (such as /private/etc/apache,) I dont see them in the dialog even though I am logged in as root and have enabled the Finder to show all files.

Is there a way to view all the folders from these dialog boxes? I dont want to use vim or pico for editing.

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IMac :: Keeping All Folders Arranged By Kind?

Nov 2, 2010

I am having a problem with keeping all of my folders arranged by Kind. I have gone into the tasks toolbar in finder. From there I go to Show View Options, then I click choose Arrange by Kind, and then click use as defaults. This does not work, because when I go into a different folder or if I create a folder inside a different folder (that I made), the folder is not arranged by Kind. I have also tried using alt and going to the task toolbar to Keep Arranged By. However both options are only arranging the folder that I am in. I want every folder to be arranged this way.

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MacBook Air :: How To Customize Files View In Finder

Mar 17, 2012

I realize I can click on the icons in the upper left corner to change from cover flow to list view etc., but when you do that it becomes the default view no matter what folder you open. I am a recent windows convert and in windows you can have list view for one folder and thumbnail view in another and it remembers. The problem I have with a single default view is that if I change to cover flow to view photos and then open a folder that is just a list of documents I hav to switch back each time I go form one to the other. I also get an error message telling me you cant view documents this way. Is there some way to set a different default view for each folder?

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7)

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Applications :: Safari 4 History - How To Get List View Instead Of Coverflow

Jun 9, 2009

In Safari 4 all history files show up in a coverflow manner. I want to see list view only. How can i disable coverflow view?

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Applications :: Script Or Application For Making List Of Folders?

Oct 7, 2010

I'm looking for a script or an application which generates a text-file containing the names of the folders in my Music-directory.

Does anybody have a suggestion to a script or application which would make my life easier, since I've got tons of folders in there.

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OS X :: Snow Leopard - Finder - Sort Folders And Files?

Sep 11, 2009

I really prefer Windows way of sorting a folder, first folders and then files, is there a way to do it in Snow Leopard? I have done this: [URL:...] But that doest work for me in SL.

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MacBook Pro :: Can't Drag And Drop Folders And Files In Finder

Feb 8, 2012

I was sorting out my folders and files when all of a sudden it stopped letting me drag and drop. I didn't go on 'Show View Options'.I've also checked my trackpad settings and all is as should be.

Info:MacBookPro, Mac OS X (10.7.2), I haven't yet done a system update

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