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USNA91
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Aug 21, 2006, 12:07 PM
 
Is there any way to get Finder (in column or list view) to list the subdirectories first (in alphabetical order) followed by the files (in alphabetical order)?

I seem to recall having read about a similar tweak in an old edition of MacWorld, but my memory and Google-Fu have failed me.

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JKT
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Aug 21, 2006, 02:41 PM
 
Nope, but you could add a space to all your folder names which would achieve the same effect. There are Automator actions that will allow you to do this in one go for all folders.
     
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Aug 22, 2006, 12:31 AM
 
Sorting by 'Kind' in list view will give you what you want, but there is no option in Column view (very annoyingly).
     
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Aug 22, 2006, 07:21 AM
 
Someone has to have some kind of hack. Right? Sort of?

Adding a space before the name only works if no programs are looking for that directory. Do it with Microsoft Office and you end up with a new Miscrosoft Office directory.

Typical.
     
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Aug 22, 2006, 12:54 PM
 
I'm pretty sure a certain unnamed, yet to be released, big cat will have this feature.
     
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Aug 22, 2006, 01:22 PM
 
This is one of the top reasons I installed PathFinder. PathFinder does that "properly".
     
USNA91  (op)
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Aug 23, 2006, 01:41 AM
 
Originally Posted by The_Man
This is one of the top reasons I installed PathFinder. PathFinder does that "properly".
WHOA! I'd never seen that app!

AWESOME! Thanks!

I only wish I could replace the stock Finder with it.
     
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Aug 23, 2006, 07:45 AM
 
Originally Posted by USNA91
WHOA! I'd never seen that app!

AWESOME! Thanks!

I only wish I could replace the stock Finder with it.
http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...41129160952245

http://www.macosxhints.com/article.p...40304000241581
     
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Aug 23, 2006, 07:46 AM
 
Originally Posted by USNA91
I only wish I could replace the stock Finder with it.
Supposedly, you can. Check out >>this thread<<.

Haven't tested it, personally. I also thought it was supposed to be easier than that, but apparently, I was wrong.
     
USNA91  (op)
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Aug 23, 2006, 10:21 PM
 
Oh, dear. This could get dangerous!
     
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Aug 23, 2006, 10:38 PM
 
Yes it could.

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