OS X V10.7 Lion :: Custom Organize Files/folder In Finder?

Jun 22, 2012

I don't like the way that finder arranges my files and folders.  I have tried all the arrangements and none of them "flow" for me.  What I would like to do is to be able to put my files / folders where I want them.  I like to group similar folders together and put the most important files/folders at the top.  Now this isn't an exhaustive list of how I want to arrange them.  Its more about where my eyes go and what I want to see.  I am a new mac user so maybe this is a really simple fix that I don't know about. 

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X Mavericks :: How To Make Finder NOT To Show Files From Specific Folder In All My Files

Aug 21, 2014

how to make finder NOT to show files from a specific folder in "All My Files"? See the attach - I recently installed Civilization 5 from Steam and now I have a lot of unneeded files (*.log and *.ini) shown in  All My Files colder in Finder. 

I don't want to see them.

iMac, OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Applying Custom Icons To All Files Of A Type?

Feb 25, 2012

I used to use ResEdit back int he day - and have used various tools on Mac and Windows to change icons. BUt I am stuggling with a default custom icon option for Mac OS X.  I have a set of farily simply icons for use with a number of file types that I use a lot - csv, psl, pti, tp3, xml, cfr, and others and I would like to always have newly created files get the custom icon.  

Ideally this would be based on the extension - and they are not all from the same app.  I am not afraid to use the terminal or edit package contents. Although some of them are windows apps - and I already have a custom set in the virtual machine.  Some of the solutions I have seen out there such as Candy Bar seem to be only for application and folder settings.  In a couple cases - such as the .cfr and .pti - the apps do not have an open method where you can double click on the file and have it open - so I woudl be okay with something like reprogramming TextEdit to have the necessary icons and plist updates. Although when I tried to edit the plist file in TextEdit - all I did was render TextEdit unusable.  

when I create 30 to 40 files ( a group of 5 differnet file types for each option ) to have icons that help me determine which ones I need to run a macro against - and which to send the customer - and which to upload to the vendor - etc.  Also missing the colorful icons in the sidebar and iTunes - as well an Unsanity Haxies?

MacBook Pro 2011 17, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 4s 64GB

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OS X :: Unable To Organize Movies In Finder

Aug 10, 2009

I know there is a thread of organizing movies in iTunes, but what about us who use finder to organize our movies? here is my collection so far all 1080P HD.

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OS X :: Won't Organize All Music In Finder By Album

Sep 1, 2009

I have over 20,000 songs in iTunes, and for some reason, all of them are organized in Finder [Finder>Music>iTunes>iTunes Music] by Artist. And its really annoying when trying to move a folder from one album rather than one artist!! I need to know how to change it so that iTunes organizes all those folders in Finder by Album.

for a lot of songs for eg. one song by Artist A, one song by Artist B, and a third song duet by by both A and B, it makes 3 different folders for all 3 songs, so its uber hard to find what I want.

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OS X :: Won't Organize Applications Folder / Can't Change Back

Dec 2, 2010

So I just upgraded to Snow Leopard and I haven't noticed much of a difference on my MacBook. Anyways, when I used to open my applications folder all my app icons were smaller and they would all fit in the box. Now when I open it, I have to scroll to get to the different apps. How can I change this back to what it used to be?

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MacBook Air :: Changed Home Folder Name And Now Finder Showing No Files

Feb 25, 2012

I went into root account and changed the name on my home file and now when I open all my files file in finder it is blank everything else seems to be ok don't know what to do about it

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.1)

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Software :: Organize Downloads Folder By Date Downloaded?

Aug 1, 2009

I currently have it set to by date modified, however it is not accurate. For example, when I download something, it will often be near the bottom of the list, rather than the first item in the downloads folder. However, I have a stack for the downloads folder, and it organizes them *correctly* (one item doesn't seem right, but that's it).

It seems to be doing this because some downloaded items have custom date modified and created dates from when I downloaded them. I downloaded an application demo today, August 1st 2009, but it says May 2008 for date modified and created.

So, how can I organize the items by purely 'Date Downloaded' ?

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: See App As Folder Using Finder.app?

May 2, 2012

I'm using eclipse and a need to select where the LibreOffice is installed. But the Finder.app don't permitte me to select the LibreOffice.app as a folder.

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X :: How To Organize Files / Can't Arrange By Name

Oct 6, 2010

I've been a long time windows user and just last week got my first mac! (macbook pro core i5) and so far I'm loving everything about it. Altought I do have some vices I brought with me from windows and I wanted to see if you guys could help me out. On windows I was used to arranging my files automatically by name, and windows would organize it first the folders and then the files itself...all by name.
On mac, I do know how to arrange my files by name, but for example, on my documents folder I have a mix of files (txt,docx,ppt) and folders.
I wanted the folders appearing first (by name) and then the files (also by name)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Put The Library Folder In Finder?

Apr 29, 2012

I did the shift/commend/g sequence and up came the library, but I want one folder in my sidebar on the finder.  How do I do that? 

Mac OS X (10.6.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Cannot Move More Then 128 Files At A Time From Folder To Folder

Jun 8, 2012

This is a recent occurrence i ust to be able to move hundreds at once?why this changed and what di I do about it?

I Mac, Mac OS X (10.5.1)

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OS X :: Looking For Custom Folder Icons In Dock?

Jul 27, 2009

I am customizing my brand new iMac 24". Just switching from M$! I changed the default icon of my folder and I put it on the Dock. Everything fine, but the dock seems to adopt the icon of what it is INSIDE the folder, not the custom icon of the containing folder.

I wonder if I can force Dock to respect the custom icon of the folder (when there are several documents inside the folder, Dock uses the standard icon - not the new, custom one).

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OS X :: How To Hide Custom Icon Folder

Aug 29, 2009

I've changed my stack folder from its default icon so I can recognize what's in it i.e. Microsoft Office 2008. But in order to do this, I've needed to create a folder and have it appear first i.e. 0_Icon_Microsoft_Office_2008 How do I hide this folder? Quite annoying to see this folder as it's sole purpose is for changing the icon pic. And if I hide it, will the system recognize this folder for custom icon purposes?

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Applications :: How To Organize Files In Plex

Dec 19, 2009

How am I supposed to organise my files in order for Plex to be able to understand, and tag them. I read that for Movies I have to organise them like this:


:Movie Name


I haven't had much success with this. Also, how do I organise my TV Shows for them to be recognised by Plex?

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ITunes For Mac :: Trying To Organize Library And Files

Aug 30, 2014

I am trying to organize my iTunes library and files.  I have a question about the 2 files listed below.  I understand iTunes media is like the master file, but what is "my music" file  and  if i move files there from iTunes media/music, do i need to make a copy of these files and if i make a copy,  is this creating a duplicate file taking up memory space or is this an index? 

Mac HD/user/music/ itunes/ iTunes media 
Mac HD/user/music/my music  

iMac (27-inch, Late 2012), OS X Mavericks (10.9.3)

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ITunes For Mac :: How To Organize Files In Library

Aug 28, 2014

When transferring my iTunes library from backup to my new iMac, some of the files have lost their information and there seems to be many duplicate files.

Is there a quick and easy way to restore my library to its former glory? 


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OS X V10.7 Lion :: How To Password Protect A Finder Folder

Feb 19, 2012

how do I password protect an individual finder folder

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.6.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder App Has Somehow Moved Out Of Applications Folder?

Mar 26, 2012

My Finder is now in my Pictures folder and won't run at all. All I can see is the finder menubar, but it's not active.  I've tried using Quicksilver to move it back into the Applications folder, but it gives me an error each time. I've also tried opening the Pictures folder in terminal like this:  open ~/Pictures/  but it obviously can't open until I move the Finder app.

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7), 11" early 2011 model with SSD

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Show A Hidden Folder In Finder?

Apr 4, 2012

How to show a hidden folder in finder?I've lost Library in /users/~/; can get it only with Terminal.app; want to see it in finder.

iMac (21.5-inch Mid 2011), Mac OS X (10.7.3)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Name Of User In Shared Folder @ Finder?

Apr 14, 2012

I try to buy music in iTunes. I learned that I have not set correctly the rights on the shared folder in the Finder. I tried to correct the rights to read and write for all three user groups, it´s still not working.I figured that one of the three users is not correct:

1. system (me)

2. wheel

3. everyone 

In my case, it´s not showing system, but it´s stating "loading" with a ?.I think I can´t buy music cause of the missing name in the shared folder, right?

MacBook Pro (13-inch Mid 2010), Mac OS X (10.7)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Applications Folder In Finder Empty?

May 9, 2012

My application folder appears to have "split" from the applications shortcut in the Finder window. The shortcut under Favorites contains all my applications, while the folder itself contains none...When I get info on both of them, I see the following:

App Shortcut: "Where: /"

App Folder: "Where: /Users/SarahSteeds" 

Also, I've only had one new software download that saved itself to the Applications folder (at location "/Users/SarahSteeds"). All others have been directed to the shortcut (at location "/")

MacBook Air, Mac OS X (10.7.2)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Folder Showing Up Next To Tool Bar In Finder?

Jun 5, 2012

Why does Folder show up next to Tool bar in finder? How did it get there? How do I get rid of it?

iMac, Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Can't Remove Folder From Finder Toolbar Area

Mar 21, 2012

I placed a folder in the toolbar of a finder window to the right of the view icons, and now I can't remove it. The folder goes to a folder in use but I can't find a way to remove it from the toolbar. Anytime I open a finder window the alias folder is up there now. How do I remove it?

MacBook Pro, Mac OS X (10.7.3), folder stuck in finder toolbar

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Not Showing User Library Folder

Mar 25, 2012

When I open Finder on my iMac, then click on my user name in the sidebar, I am not seeing the Library folder for my user name. I need to modify some of the application support folders for specific applications, but I cannot find them using Finder. These folders are specific to my user name and are not located within the Macintosh HD/Library folder for the entire computer.

They should be in the path Macintosh HD/Users/[my username]/Library/Application Support/[application name].

But for some reason, the "Library" folder doesn't even show up in Finder when I click on Macintosh HD/Users/[my username]. It's visible when I open one of the applications and use preferences to access folders in the application support folder for that application, but not when trying to get to the same location using Finder -- which I need to do in order to copy and paste some of the files.

Info:iMac, MacBook Pro, iMac G5, Mac OS X (10.7.2), iPhone 4S, iPod Classic (160 GB)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: Finder Keeps Restarting After Clicking The Applications Folder?

May 15, 2012

I have tried to delete the finder pref's as per several suggestions but I have this crazy stuff in the Preferences Folder.

MacBook (13-inch Late 2007), Mac OS X (10.7.4)

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OS X V10.7 Lion :: See Number Of Items In A Folder Shown In Finder?

Jun 29, 2012

Is there a way to see the number of items in a folder shown in finder?

Seems to me that in earlier versions, if you had a folder with 100 items (e.g., photos) in a folder in a finder window, when you clicked on the folder, something like "100 Items" would appear at the bottom of the finder window. I don't see this now in Lion.

Info:MacBook, 2005 White 13"

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Software :: Won't Work With ILife To Organize Files

Dec 13, 2007

I've recently moved from Windows to Mac. Anyway, I've noticed that the iLife apps (mostly iPhoto and iTunes) have the option to let them handle the media files for me. I'm trying to decide if I would be better having them do that for me. For example, in iPhoto - I see that if I don't let it copy every photo I import into its own folder - It won't add ColorSync profiles (does it matter?)

On the other side, it would be more difficult moving into different media organization software if I let the iLife apps do the organization by themselves.

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Applications :: Won't Find Program To Organize All Files

Mar 18, 2009

I have a bunch of music on my computer that isn't properly named, like for instance:

Flo Rida - Right Round is named: right round flo rida.

This is cause I didn't care before and now I do. I also have a lot of videos on my computer, mostly personal, that I'd like to rename. I tried doing it one by one (hitting enter/return key, then changing the name) but it's taking to long.

Is there a program that I can do it? Sorry if this was discussed already, not quite sure what to search.

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MacBook Pro :: How To Organize Files After Installing SSD In Optical Bay

Dec 8, 2014

I just installed an SSD into my optical drive bay, as well as upgrading my RAM (from 4 Gigs to 8) of my late 2008, MBP 15".  I am booting it up for the first time, since installation, and, now need to re-org my files so that the MBP makes optimal use of the new SSD and RAM. 

Should I now migrate all my files from my old HD (still in its bay) onto my new SSD?  If so, what is the best way to do so? 

Well, now that I've booted up, the MBP doesn't even see the new SSD?  I made sure I installed it as closely as possible to the OWC instructional video. 

Is there a step after installing that I need to do? 

MacBook Pro (15-inch Late 2008), OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.4)

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