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#1 UncleSpellbinder

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Posted 27 November 2011 - 23:04

Just as the thread title says. In Finder, s there a way to arrange files by name, folders first? As it is now, arranging by name also has folders in the name structure. I'd prefer folders first, by name. Then the rest of the files by name.


#2 PsyOpWarlord

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:15

I'd recommend giving TotalFinder a try. It has the ability to arrange folders on top and a lot more.
http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/


#3 Damian

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:18

"Arrange By Kind" does this but it also change the way you browse your files in Finder.

#4 +Brando212

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 02:38

I'd recommend giving TotalFinder a try. It has the ability to arrange folders on top and a lot more.
http://totalfinder.binaryage.com/


I second TotalFinder, it adds amazing functionality to Finder :)

#5 OP UncleSpellbinder

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 05:50

TotalFinder looks really nice. I'd much rather not pay for something, but this does look nice. I'll try it via the trial and see how it goes.

Appreciate the input, guys.

#6 Richard C.

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 10:47

TotalFinder is awesome but the price is insane

#7 sundayx

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 11:01

TotalFinder's well worth it I think. Tabbed finder and Folders on top is what I use it for.

#8 OP UncleSpellbinder

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Posted 28 November 2011 - 14:53

Yeah, those are great tools. I'd pay $5.00. But $18.00???? That's pretty insane, alright.

I may just have to leave it as is and learn to deal with it.

#9 allan.nyholm

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Posted 29 November 2011 - 10:18

I think one solution could be to try out a new "Order for sorted lists" within the Language and Text preferences. Try an European country. I think that the nordic countries, like denmark, will change the way things are sorted.

Actually, while writing this I just tried it - I'm using English OS X and changed to "Danish" as the Order for sorted lists. It might be easier for me to select danish because I speak that natively. But I don't see anything else affected by this selection throughout the system other than "Sort by Kind" gives me Folders on top and sorted by Name thereafter. The Utilities folder within Applications is sorted to be first now rather than last as with the Standard setting.

Bear with me if I haven't understood your question.



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