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Similar to the way that you can sticky a thread in a forum, can you sticky a file or a folder within another folder, when it is being sorted in column view?

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I'm not sure how your question makes any sense. In column view you go to Arrange By and select the search criteria. The view of all populated columns will be sorted accordingly. If sibling files or folders are shown in their columns, they will be sorted too. If they are not shown, you can reveal them by clicking on their Parent folder.
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To make a file "rise to the top" there are a couple of options.

Use a numbering system. Depending on how many there will be, use two or three digits. Start the name of the first one with 01 or 001, and the second one 10 or 010 then whatever the real name is. The gap in numbers will allow you to insert files between those already created without having to change a bunch of filenames.

If you only have a few, and they can be in random order at the top, just put a space in front of their names, then arrange by name.
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If you only have a few, and they can be in random order at the top, just put a space in front of their names, then arrange by name.
Thats perfect, thank you very much! i wanted to organise so all the folders were at the top, and the applications appeared underneath. Worked like a charm
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Great! You're welcome.

To clarify, by "random order" I meant that the order didn't matter to you beyond separating a few from the rest. By Name actually arranges them alphabetically, of course.

But, if you do want one to "rise above" all others, and it's not first alphabetically, or any other way that you can get the OS to sort them, add a second space to the front of the name.

Also, if all you want is to have folders at the top arranging By Kind will usually do the trick, but not always. When that doesn't work, use the space in front trick.
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