Forum Question: Aranging Files In Finder

When I choose to arrange by “name” the files in a Finder folder, I expect to have them listed alphabetiCally or in a series of numbers (ascending or descending). But I don’t!
For exemple arranging by “name” my photographs, this is the list I am getting:
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Where I expect to get an ascending or descending series.
This is similar with document names as well. How the system works, I don’t have a clue.
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Aydin Seren

Comments: 4 Responses to “Aranging Files In Finder”

    11/2/12 @ 10:39 am

    Don’t confuse “arrange by” with “sort by.” If you want to sort by name, then just set it to arrange by “none.” If you are in column view, then you automatically get things sorted by name, alphabetically. If you are in List view you can click on any of the column headings to sort by that column. So click on Name to sort by name. Click twice and it reverses the sort.

      Aydin Seren
      11/2/12 @ 12:30 pm

      Thank you. One last thing: It is very practical to see the files arranged by “kind” to have folders and files separated. But how about having the files sorted while still having them arranged by “kind”?

        11/2/12 @ 4:11 pm

        Arrange by “none.” Then use List mode and sort by name. Then arrange by “kind.” Now you get a list in alphabetical order, but still separating file types. So .gif files would be listed before .jpg files under “Images.”

    Aydin Seren
    11/3/12 @ 7:14 am

    Thank you. But I think, I”ve found a more practical way. While being on “column view”, choose “Show View Options” from the “View Menu”. Then choose “Arrange by Kind” and “Sort by Name” options from the drop-down lists. That’s all!

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