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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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sort By File Size In Smart Folders?

Feb 18, 2012

The Apple info says use pop-up menus to select search criteria, but where is that? I wish to have the folder show all documents bigger than a certain size (ie. video) appear in the folder. My next question, is can I then drag to the Trash from that folder and know that they're deleted from their original location. I assume appearing in a smart folder is like an alias, its not reall copied to this new location. 

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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 V10.7 Lion :: How To Sort ALL Folders / Subfolders And Files On Mac By Name

May 5, 2012

I want to sort ALL the files on my mac so that no matter what folder i'm in or how deep in folders i am everything is sorted by name.

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Sort Files And Folders By Date

Jul 6, 2012

how to sort files and folders by date. As all this data is from the last 5 years naming them alphabetically (jan 09, feb 10 etc) was not working. create names numerically yy/mm/dd. While this works I have many folders, sub folders and sub sub folders and it gets somewhat confusing at times. Is there some alternate solution so that I can name folders by month and year alphbetically and force Finder Column view to show me the list in the way I want ( such as Jan09, Feb 09, march 10, april 10 etc)

Mac Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Writing DVDs / CDs Failed - Burn Folders Left Behind In Finder

May 8, 2012

I had tried to write several DVDs and CDs before, and they failed (it turned out to be that they were already used DVD-Rs), but the burn folders for them are still on the sidebar in Finder, as shown in the pictures below. It's not necessary, but I would like to get them off, so is there any way to do it?

MacBook, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Installed Snow Leopard And Lost Ability To Double Click To Open Folders In Finder

Aug 30, 2009

Installed Snow Leopard and lost the ability to double click to open folders in Finder. I can right click to open folders but prefer to double click. Any ideas ? I can double click in other applications with no problems.

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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 :: Hide Files & Folders In Snow Leopard?

Sep 20, 2009

In windows i had a option to hide files & folder according to my requirment

How/Where can i get this option in snow leopard

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: How To Move Certain Files To Certain Folders

Apr 10, 2012

I am trying to speed up Re-Labeling all my metadata for every song in my library. Basically I need to create a workflow first, but I am having some troubles on how I should be doing it in Automater.

Example filename: "forrestaveryderty_driftinonby_flapjack.m4a" find all filenames that start with the same word before the First underscore (_) create a folder with that same word 

copy files with the same word (BEFORE THE FIRST UNDERSCORE) to their corresponding folder name I then can use Media Rage to select the certain folder and and change the artist name all at once. and I would like it to do that with every file at one time. 


1: Find files with the same name before the first "underscore"

2: Create a a folder for every different name found (before the first underscore)

3: Copy found files (with same name before the first underscore) to the folder with the same name

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X :: Files / Folders Not Moved To Trash Under Snow Leopard

Sep 2, 2009

I just upgraded to SL. Now I got crazy on my Trash. Whenever and Whatever I drag a file, a movie, a pic, everything, it will not move the the trash. Instead system warms me "This item will be detect immediately, you can't undo this action." And the item is detect directly. I always have a empty trash.

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OS X :: How To Set Default Settings For All Files And Folders In Snow Leopard

Dec 11, 2009

I'm pretty new to Mac and I'm currently quite confused about how to set default settings for all my files and folders in Snow Leopard. Specifically, I would like for all the icons in Finder windows (and preferably also in the "Documents" stack in the Dock) to automatically be displayed as large icons and also for all my files and folders to be arranged by Kind - all of this in "List View". In "Icon View", all of these things do work (except for in the "Documents" stack in the Dock).

In "List View", when I select "Use as Defaults" in the "View Options" panel (View>Show View Options), it does not seem to apply my settings automatically to all my folders and files. Likewise, when I right-click in a Finder window and select "Arrange by > Kind", it only seems to arrange by Kind in that particular folder.

I have read several other threads, but none of the solutions seem to work for me. One thread suggested that I hold "alt" after I have right-clicked so that the option "KEEP arranged by" shows up, but this does not seem to happen in "List View".

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Modify Or Delete Desktop Files And Folders In Mac OS 10.6.8?

Mar 21, 2012

i have Macbook pro running on Mac OS X, Snow Leopard ver. 10.6.8 . I am not able to delete rename and modify my desktop folder and files. even through the admin account and all previleges i cant move them to Thrash. as i try to delete them it asks for password and then no action takes place. i have even used repair permissions from disk utility, used the terminal window method but nothing happened. the "get info " shows read and write permision but still i cannot even rename them there.

Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Easy Way To Password-protect Folders And Files?

Mar 21, 2012

I have an appointment to bring my iMac in tomorrow for service at an Apple store.I think all I need is for the inside of the front glass to be cleaned, and they told me I shouldn't need to leave it, but who knows.I just realized that I haven't ever brought any computer in for service in 20 years of owning them (I've been lucky, I guess).I want to do everything I can to protect my privacy.I've moved sensitive documents and information off both internal hard drives.I've emptied the trash.I've also cleared the history and cache on all three browsers I use.

I'm not going to go to the trouble to move all video files and pictures off my internal hard drives.It's way too much data.There is definitely stuff I consider private that I don't want others to look at, but I just can't see moving all of it.I'd love to password-protect the folders so nobody can get in them, but apparently that isn't possible (I don't want to go through creating encrypted disk images--again, way too much data).Is there anything else I should do to protect my privacy before I bring my computer in for service?Is there any easy way to password-protect folders and files? I went in Finder and locked one folder, but it still opens up with no problem, so that didn't help.I presume this is because I'm the only one who uses my computer and I don't require a password on startup.I also presume that such a password wouldn't prevent techs from looking at something if they were so inclined.

I'm not as worried about all of this as I would be if I were bringing the computer in to some independent servicer (instead of the Apple store where I'm bringing it).But I really don't like the idea that the techs will have access to everything on my hard drives while they are servicing my computer.

iMac (27-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.6.4)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sorting Files Within Folders In Specific Order?

Mar 31, 2012

How I can sort my files within folders in a specific order? Not in alphabetical order, size, date, kind etc...but in an order that I want them in (documents from school to be exact, I would like to sort them in the progression of the lessons from week to week). I never knew how to do this at the time and now I am kind of learning how to sort all of my docs within Finder, but this seems to be the first stumbling block that I've come across?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Settings Do Not Allow For Sharing Of IMac Or Its Folders And Files

Apr 16, 2012

My settings do not allow for sharing of my iMac or its folders and files.  Yet, another person's Shared Folder is appearing on my iMac and I cannot remove it. How do I remove it and did it get there by this person hacking in?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.5.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Folders/files Are Copied When They Are Dragged To Be Moved

Apr 29, 2012

When i simply want to move a folder/files they are copied.Plus i have to type in the admin password everytime i want to delete a file.

Logic Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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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 V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder / ITunes Cannot Access Files From External HD

Feb 7, 2012

Finder and itunes cannot access files and folders have disappeared from external hard drive. On OSX 10.6.8, How can I bring them back? Started when the usb connection failed. Firstly I could see the folders in finder but could not open them, now I can't see the folders. I tried opening photos from phtoshop and though I could see and select them, it crashed when I tried to open them. When reimporting CDs it asks if I want to replace existing files? Should I repair permissions?

Mac mini, Snow Leopard

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Icon Preview Is Not Shown For Mp3 Files In Finder?

Mar 6, 2012

Recently I noticed icons of mp3 files are no longer as used to be in finder. Previously I had a dark music note icon and when i hover my mouse there was a play button. Now I only see itunes icon in mp3 files. "Show Icon Preview" option is enabled, and i can preview image and pdf files in finder. But something happened to the mp3 files. get back the good old icon preview for mp3 files.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.8)

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Finder/spotlight - Listing Files On External Drive?

May 14, 2012

I want to list the files (Canon images, file names of the form img_xxxx) stored on an external drive (named WINBACK), a partition on a USB HDD. What I did: 

1. Clicked on drive WINBACK in Finder.

2. Typed img in spotlight search box - Finder window changed to the full spotlight window. Window shows  <Search: 'This Mac'  "WINBACK">

3. Changed 'Contents' to 'File Name' so top line of display showed < Search: 'This Mac'  "WINBACK"  | 'File Name' >.

4. Clicked + to give a search line.

5. On search line changed 'Kind' to 'Name', changed  'matches' to 'begins with' from the drop down lists and then typed 'img_' into the search box.

6. Clicked + to give another search line.

7. Changed 'Kind' to 'File extension', and typed 'jpg' into the search box.

8. This gave a list of files img_xxxx.jpg (obviously 0 < xxxx < 10,000). 

As there appeared to be some duplicates I checked the paths of the files. Some were from "WINBACK" but most were from various locations on the internal drive. 

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OS X :: Using Snow Leopard/can't Open Child Folders In A Shared Folders From Windows XP

Aug 11, 2010

I've set some share folders, from windows xp I can open the folders (even create files) and see the child folders but when I try to open them I get access denied.

I'm using snow leopard 10.6 on a mac mini, can anyone tell me what I need to do to fix this?

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OS X :: Snow Leopard Has Some Sort Of Inbuilt Antivirus?

Aug 26, 2009

Intego has it that snow leopard has some sort of inbuilt antivirus. Is that true? Read about it in Google news. I personally don't mind a scan of an downloaded app before launching.

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Apple Mail Sort By From ?

Feb 13, 2012

Not sure if it is me or this is just the way Apple Mail works. Logic would assume that if you select a message in Apple Mail and that message is highlighted, not opened, and you click the From column so you can sort by that column Apple Mail would make sure that, when it is sorted, the highlighted message would still be in your view.  I can get this to work sometimes and other times it does not, so it is starting to bother me. Is there something that I am missing...some step...or is this just the way it works.

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MacBook Pro :: Customize "sort By" For Files In Finder?

Jun 18, 2012

how do i avoid alphabetizing files by name and other options in "Sort by" in Lion finder?

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OS X V10.6 Snow Leopard :: Sort The Lines In A Document In Alphabetical Order?

May 2, 2012

i am trying a way to sort the lines in a document in alphabetical order and i seem to be not finding this in TextWrangler even though i have to assume it is there.

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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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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Changes Views When Deleting Files / Folders?

May 23, 2012

In Snow Leopard: I open a Finder window in column view that has a long list of content, scroll down to the bottom of the column and delete a file/folder. The file/folder disappears but the rest of the window content is unchanged. IE: if my view showed me R S T U V and I delete T, my view would be R S U V.  In Lion, I do exactly the same thing and the Finder jumps to the top of the column. IE: When I delete T, my window jumps to A B C D E instead of staying focused on R S U V.I've got a new Mac Mini with the 2.7 Ghz i7 upgrade... but otherwise stock. Currently running 10.7.4.

Mac mini (Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: Cannot Click On Any Of Files In Finder Area For Certain Folders

Jun 22, 2014

i cannot click on any of the files in the finder area for certain folders.*just upgraded from mountain lion to mavericks...i've also noticed that the icons in 'icon views' have disappeared too...here in a different folder, everything works fine....and the icons appear under 'icon views'.

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MacBook Pro :: Finder Not Responding / Can't Explore Folders And Files

Jun 17, 2014

this is my macbook pro: MC723 (mide 2011-lion 10.7.3).my finder  not responding and i cant explore folders and files.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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