MacMost Q&A Forum • View All Forum Questions • Ask a Question 2/22/1611:22 am Sorting Finder By Name How do I get Finder to sort items by name? —– Starrdrdr Comments: 3 Responses to “Sorting Finder By Name” Gary Rosenzweig 4 years ago In which view? In List view, you would just click on the Name title at the top of that column. Click again to reverse the sort. Make sure you don’t have any arrangement set or it may not work as you expect (View, Arrange By, None). In Icon view use View, Clean Up By, Name. This will re-arrange all the icons to sort them by name. In Column view, it is always by name. But if you have View, Arrange By set to something besides None then you will get everything grouped. starrdrdr 4 years ago In column view, my finder will not sort by name even when I ask it to. Gary Rosenzweig 4 years ago First, are you sure you have View, Arrange By set to “None.” If so, then how is it sorting? If not by name, then what? Related Video Tutorials: Using the Mac Finder Go Menu Comments Closed.