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    Mar 21, 2014
    Folders within folders
    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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    Jul 30, 2009
    Mac Mini Core 2 Duo
    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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    Feb 14, 2004
    Groves, Texas
    13in macbook - 10.11 --- 21in. iMac 10.11 --- HP win 8
    Always listen to experts. They’ll tell you what can’t be done and why. Then do it!
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    Feb 04, 2014
    MBP17 8GB 2x960GB SSDs 10.9 • MBA11 4/128GB 10.9 • TC 2TB • TV3 • iPh6 128GB • iPh6+ 128GB
    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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    Mar 05, 2014
    London UK
    MacBook Pro 15" mid-2009 2.8GHz 8GB OSX El Capitan 11.1; G4 Powerbook 12" 867Mhz 1152MB OS X 10.5.8.
    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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