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When there are folders within folders, they are in alphabetical order interspersed with the files. Is there a way to have all of the folders before any of the files within a given folder? Thanks.
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I assume you are using Icon View. If so, the answer is yes, but it might not be perfect. Right click on the window and choose Show View Options. Now find "Arrange by:" about 2/3 of the way down. Click the arrow and select "Kind". This will separate items by type, aka, kind.

You might want to try this on your top level folder (home folder) or Documents folder first, and then click the button at the bottom that says "Use as defaults" before closing Show View Options. This is supposed to apply your choices to all folders within the folder you do that to. From what I've seen, it doesn't always work. You might have to do it for multiple folders.
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Or you can try Xtrafinder: XtraFinder adds Tabs and features to Mac Finder.

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I've been using TotalFinder for the last four years, and it's been great ... It'll put folders at the top, among other things - very useful app

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I just rename folders to have a space at the beginning of the name, so sort sequence by name forces them to the top.
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