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Существуют четыре варианта просмотра объектов в окне Finder: в виде значков, в виде списка, в виде колонок или в режиме галереи. Для выбора вида нажмите одну из кнопок вида, расположенных в верхней части окна Finder.

Настройки сортировки и упорядочивания значков в папке действуют то тех пор, пока не будут изменены. Например, если файлы в папке «Документы» сортируются по дате добавления, то когда Вы в следующий раз откроете эту папку, она также будет отсортирована по дате добавления.

На Mac нажмите значок Finder в Dock, чтобы открыть окно Finder.

Выполните одно из следующих действий.

Сортировка объектов. При использовании любого вида выберите «Вид» > «Показать параметры вида», нажмите всплывающее меню «Сортировка» и выберите порядок сортировки, например по дате изменения или по имени.

При использовании вида «Список» наведите указатель на название столбца, по которому хотите сортировать объекты, и нажмите его. Нажмите название столбца еще раз, чтобы изменить порядок сортировки.

Группировка объектов. При использовании любого вида нажмите кнопку «Группировать» , затем выберите вариант (например, по дате создания или размеру).

Отображение папок вверху списка. При сортировке по имени можно сделать так, чтобы папки (в алфавитном порядке) отображались вверху списка. Выберите «Finder» > «Настройки», нажмите «Дополнения» и установите флажок «Отображать папки вверху списка: отображать папки сверху».

Аккуратное размещение значков. При использовании вида значков выберите «Вид» > «Расставить сейчас». Также можно отсортировать значки в определенном порядке. Выберите «Вид» > «Расставить», затем выберите один из вариантов, например «по дате создания» или «по типу».

Изменение размера столбцов. В виде «Список» и «Колонки» для изменения размеров столбцов перетягивайте линию между заголовками колонок.

Чтобы раскрыть столбец и показать имена всех файлов целиком, дважды нажмите разделитель столбцов.

Как показать или скрыть столбцы. При использовании вида «Список» нажмите любой столбец, удерживая клавишу Control, чтобы посмотреть все доступные столбцы. Выберите название столбца, чтобы отобразить или скрыть его (рядом с видимыми столбцами стоит галочка).

Дополнительные способы изменения параметров вида см. в разделе Изменение параметров вида в Finder.

Рабочий стол занимает практически весь экран. Это область, в которой Вы производите большинство действий. Если Вы храните файлы (документы, папки и псевдонимы) на рабочем столе, Вы можете их систематизировать, чтобы было проще находить нужное.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Группировка файлов по папкам

Вы можете быстро разложить файлы на рабочем столе по папкам. Выберите все объекты, которые Вы хотите сгруппировать, нажмите один из выбранных объектов, удерживая клавишу Control, затем выберите «Новая папка из выбранного». (Заблокированные объекты не могут быть сгруппированы.)

Автоматическое упорядочивание файлов в стопки

Стопки помогают упорядочить файлы в аккуратные группы на рабочем столе. Можно группировать стопки по типу, дате или тегам. При группировке по типу все изображения помещаются в одну стопку, все презентации помещаются в другую стопку и т. д. Когда Вы добавляете новые файлы, они немедленно переносятся в правильную стопку, так что порядок поддерживается автоматически.

Расстановка файлов на рабочем столе

Вы можете расположить файлы на рабочем столе самыми разными способами. Файлы можно отсортировать по имени, типу, дате добавления, размеру, тегам и т. п. Нажмите рабочий стол, выберите «Вид» > «Сортировать», затем выберите вариант. Если Вы хотите самостоятельно задавать размещение файлов на рабочем столе, оставьте для параметра «Сортировать» значение «не выбрано» При этом Вы сможете в любой момент аккуратно расставить файлы — просто нажмите рабочий стол, выберите «Вид» > «Расставить», затем выберите вариант расстановки файлов.

Изменение размера значков, размера сетки, размера текста и т. д.

Нажмите рабочий стол, выберите «Вид» > «Показать параметры вида», затем с помощью элементов управления внесите изменения. Можно также нажать рабочий стол, удерживая клавишу Control, а затем выбрать «Показать параметры вида». См. раздел Изменение параметров вида в Finder.

О других способах настройки рабочего стола см. в разделе Изменение настроек Finder.

Совет. Если Вы включили «Папки “Рабочий стол” и “Документы”» в iCloud, Вы можете пользоваться объектами со своего рабочего стола на другом Mac. Для этого нужно будет на нем войти в ту же учетную запись iCloud и включить «Папки “Рабочий стол” и “Документы”».

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How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Switch to a new operating system and there are all sorts of little difference to get used to. The way macOS sorts folders and files is one of those things for migrating Windows users.

Both operating systems sort files alphabetically, with one key difference: Windows puts folders at the top of the list, then shows files, while macOS mixes files and folders together in alphabetical order. Until recently, the only way to change this involved turning off System Idenentity Protection and modifying the Finder.

No longer. Among the many new features in macOS Sierra is a humble checkbox in the Finder preferences that, when clicked, separates folders from files, just like it works in Windows and Linux systems.

To get started, launch the Finder. Next, head to Finder > Preferences in the menu bar.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

This will bring up the options. Make sure that “Keep folders on top when sorting by name” is checked.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Just like that, your files will be sorted with folders on the top.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

This is much easier than it was pre-Sierra. It’s not exactly an innovative new feature, but it will make life just a little bit easier for switchers, or anyone who prefers it when folders are sorted separately from other documents.

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One of the new changes I noticed with my Windows 8.1’s Windows Explorer is that when I sort folders (directories) by modified date the files appears before the folders. This wasn’t the behavior it was back in Windows 7, the folders always appear on top of the files, at least it wasn’t what I was remembering. I poked around to see if there are new options in Windows 8.1 that might lead to this subtle change. Here is a solution I found to get around with this problem.

Use Date Instead of Date Modified Attribute For Directory Column Type

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Notice when you view a directory in Windows 8.1 in a detailed view, you will get the option to sort the folder by “Date modified”. When you do use this attribute to sort the folders, all the files appear before the folders. If you’d like to keep the folders show before the files, don’t use “Date modified” attribute, but instead use “Date” attribute. Here is how.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Go to View tab > Sort by > Choose columns …

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Scroll down to the list, find the “Date” type, select and click OK.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Now go to “Group by > Choose columns …”

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Uncheck “Date modified”, check “Date”

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Now go back to the Windows Explorer, click sort “Date” column. Notice, you now see all the folders appear before the files in a directory.

The catch is, if you do it this way as above, the change only appear to be applied to the directory you are in. There are other directories and folders out there still have the previous unchanged view properties. But hey, at least this is a workaround, let us know if you have a better way to resolve this issue.

/Update on May 31, 2017/

Thanks to the reader Shelku who shared an even better solution. You can click the Date Modified tab first then shift-click the Name tab to get the current list ordered in Date but still with the folders listed at the top.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

If you work with the same folders regularly on your Mac, you can adjust the view options so that the folders always display the same way. This is helpful if you prefer a certain view like List or Column or want your items ordered by name or date.

Here’s how to set the default view and sort order for a folder on Mac.

Open Finder and navigate to your folder

1) Select your preferred view for the folder from the toolbar, whether its Icon, List, Column, or Gallery. You can also choose one of these options by clicking View in the menu bar.

2) Click View > Show View Options from the menu bar.

3) The options you see in the pop-up window will differ depending on the view you chose in Step 1. But they will display, Always open in…, Group By, and Sort By. (Except Gallery view does not offer Group By).

4) At the top, under Always open in, you’ll see the view you chose. Make sure the checkbox is marked so that every time you open that folder it opens in the same view.

5) Next, select the Group By and Sort By drop-downs and pick the options you prefer.

6) Close the View Options window when you finish.

Customize your view options

You’ll notice that each view offers different display options. You can adjust these as well, before you close the View Options window.

For instance, if you like the List view, you can mark those columns you want to see when you use that view, like date modified, size, or kind. Similarly, for Icon view, you can pick the icon size, spacing, and text size.

How to sort your mac’s folders on top of files (windows-style)

Use as Defaults

For each view, except Column view, you’ll see a Use as Defaults button. If you customize the view as described above and want those settings to apply every time you use that specific view, then click that button.

For example, if you selected a certain icon size or grid spacing to display in the Icon view, you’ll see those same customizations any time you use a folder in Icon view.

Note: The button will be grayed out until you make a change.

Wrapping it up

Setting default views and sort orders can help keep things consistent and easier to use. Which folder view do you like the most or do you use different ones like Icon view for photos and List view for documents?

In windows file explorer I am wondering if its possible to list folder first then have the last accessed files right under the folders afterwords. I need to have the ability to see folders first , then last used / modified files.

If i list folders first now, then the last accessed files comes down at the bottom.

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Hi Thomas Bestorp ,

In any version of Windows, when you sort items in a folder in descending order by Date Modified column, folders move to the bottom and files go to the top. The following is the usual behavior.

Please check the link below to get more information about sort files by date modified, but folders always before files in Windows Explorer?

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  • Proposed as answer by Carl Fan Microsoft contingent staff Wednesday, May 3, 2017 11:17 AM

This is not true. I all of my instances of Windows until this year, if you sort in descending order by date, the folders would always be on top in descending order of the the last saved file in the folder, then all the files would be in descending order of their last saved date.

To answer the original question:

1) Sort by Date Modified (descending)

2) Hold the Shift button, then click the Name column heading.

  • Edited by AZRA SKAR Friday, March 16, 2018 3:43 PM
  • Proposed as answer by Elroy4455 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:48 AM
  • Edited by Elroy4455 Wednesday, March 28, 2018 11:56 AM

I wonder how many people irritate themselves over not being able to sort by date with folders first. That’s usually an issue when you’re having several subfolders in a project folders and want to have the most recent folders on top.

Why isn’t this info better available? Shift-click on name is such a simple solution!

Anyway. Thanks AZRA. You win the windows internet today as far as I’m concerned.

Is there are way to make this the permanent default setting?

I see it works, but it would be nice if I didn’t have to repeat it every time and in every folder. In Windows 7, I had it set up that way within every folder and for all operations (save, search, attach file, etc).

Yes, thank you for Azra for sharing this info; it’s such a basic and common need, you’d think the info would be more readily available.

This is not true. I all of my instances of Windows until this year, if you sort in descending order by date, the folders would always be on top in descending order of the the last saved file in the folder, then all the files would be in descending order of their last saved date.

To answer the original question:

1) Sort by Date Modified (descending)

2) Hold the Shift button, then click the Name column heading.

Is there are way to make this the permanent default setting?

I see it works, but it would be nice if I didn’t have to repeat it every time and in every folder. In Windows 7, I had it set up that way within every folder and for all operations (save, search, attach file, etc).

Yes, thank you for Azra for sharing this info; it’s such a basic and common need, you’d think the info would be more readily available.

In this tutorial you can see how to sort files into folders automatically with RoboBasket. RoboBasket is an auto file sorter which can move, copy, rename, delete files according to file’s name, extension, type, creation date, modified date, and more file attributes.

You can download RoboBasket from here.

Here is a quick start guide about RoboBasket. You can take a glance at how to use this software.

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  • Sort files into folders according to file name
  • Sort files into folders according to file type or extension
  • Sort files into dated subfolders
  • Sort mp3 files into subfolders named with Album or Artist
  • Sort photo files into dated subfolders

Sort files into folders according to file name

First , you have to add the folder which your files placed(e.g. your Downloads or Desktop). Then create rules under the folder with the rule editor.

Drag and drop condition to filter the files, and Drag and drop actions which you want to perform to the files.

Let’s say you want to move all the files which name contains “report” to the My Documents folder. You just need to use the name condition and move to action. You can create your rule like the following figure:

Click “Done” to save the rule. Now you can preview the rule match status in the folder preview grid. If there are matched items you can click “Organize Now” button to perform the move action.

You can continue to create more rules under this folder.

Besides “Move to” action you can also use the “Sort into subfolder” action. This action can create a folder in the file’s current location then move the file into it.

After you create your rules set. Click the “Save and Organize in the background” button in the tool bar, RoboBasket will stay in the background and organize your files silently.

Sort files into folders according to file type or extension

Use the “Extension” or “Kind” condition can filter files by its type.

Let’s say you want to move all your music to My Music Folder. You can create your rules like the following figure.

You can also sort file into extension folders with the “Sort into subfolder” action. Click “Tags” button in the action and insert the “extension” dynamic tag into the text box.

You can also use “Move to” action and “Sort into subfolder” action together in a rule. Like this: ” Move to My Documents then Sort into subfolder named with extension”.

The organized My Documents will look like this

Sort files into dated subfolders

Sorting files into folders named with files creation date is very easy. Use the “Sort into subfolders” action and insert the “date.created” tag into the text box.

The organized files will look like this.

RoboBasket support a lot of File Tags which you can use to create subfolders based on the files attributes.

Sort mp3 files into subfolders named with Album or Artist

RoboBasket supports mp3 tag using as the files dynamic tag which you can use to create more powerful rules.

Let’s say you want to Sort all your mp3 files into Album subfolders. Create your rule like this

So you will get the following result.

Sort into Artist folder is almost the same, just replace the “Album” tag to “Artist”

You can even create more professional folder structure to organize your music. Like this “Artist/Album”

That’s easy! just connect two “Sort into subfolders” actions like this.

So you will get the more professional music folder

Sort photo files into dated subfolders

RoboBasket also supports using the Exif information as the file dynamic tag. The most useful tag is EXIF date.

If you want to sort your digital photos into dated folders. Create your rules like this

The organized result will look like this:

I prefer to organize my photos into year folders and rename all the photos to its exif date. With the “Rename” action it’s easy to do this.

So my photo folder looks like this

You can create your own action set to organize your photos as you wish.

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cd /System/Library/CoreServices/Finder.app/Contents/Resources/English.lproj/ (or whatever language you’re running)

white using nano locate Folder and put an empty space there to get Folder.

Click on Finder preferences -> Advanced -> check “Keep folders on top when sorting by name”

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Bookmarking important websites to visit later is a good idea to keep track of things. But, they often get messy. When you bookmark too many websites, it becomes difficult to manage and find the relevant ones. If you are looking for a way to get rid of the mess and organize all of them, here is the solution.

Today, we will explain how to organize bookmarks in Chrome browser on your PC or Mac.

Organize Bookmarks in Chrome Using Folders

Google Chrome browser allows creating folders based on your preference. You can move all your bookmarks to folders and access them easily. Follow the steps below to create folders and organize bookmarks in Google Chrome on your PC or Mac.

  1. Open the Google Chrome browser on your computer.
  2. Click the three-dots icon (three lines icon for Mac) at the top right corner.
  3. Go to Bookmarks > Bookmark Manager.
  4. From the window, right-click anywhere and choose “Add New Folder.”
  5. This will create a new folder under the “Bookmarks Bar” directory.
  6. From the left pane, go to any folder to see the bookmarks saved.
  7. Drag and drop bookmarks to any folder to organize them the way you want.
  8. You can also drag and drop the folders within another folder.
  9. Close the tab when you are done.

After creating folders, you can move your saved bookmarks into them, to access easily. Plus, when you bookmark a page, you can choose the folder to move the bookmark directly into them.

For a better view, you can choose to sort bookmarks by name as well.

Use Bookmarks Bar on Google Chrome to Manage Bookmarks

The Bookmarks Bar is a small section that floats under the URL bar of your Google Chrome browser. You can view all the bookmarks there. Also, it becomes easier to manage bookmarks from the Bookmarks Bar without switching the current tab.

  1. Enable Bookmarks Bar from Menu > Bookmarks > Show Bookmarks Bar.
  2. You can also use the keyboard shortcut Ctrl+Shift+B (Windows), or Command + Shift + B (Mac) to enable or disable Bookmarks Bar.
  3. Click and drag any bookmark or folder to move them into another folder.
  4. Right-click on the Bookmark to delete specific bookmarks.
  5. You can also choose to open the Bookmark link in a new window or an incognito window.

When the bookmark bar is visible, it is also easier to add bookmarks from any link. All you need to do is to click and drag any link from any webpage to your Bookmarks Bar.

How to Edit Bookmarks in Chrome

Bookmarks in Google Chrome uses the default title of the webpage. If you think that you are probably going to forget such bookmarks eventually, the best practice is to give a name that you will remember always.

  1. Enable Bookmarks Bar on Chrome.
  2. Right-click on any bookmark.
  3. Click Edit.
  4. Change the Name and URL from the popup window.
  5. Click Done.

This is the quickest way. If you do not see the bookmark in the Bookmarks bar, you can go to the bookmarks manager on Chrome. From there, right-click on any bookmark and choose Edit.

Get Bookmarks from Your Phone on PC or Mac

Google Chrome is the first choice for most users, on both PC and mobile. Google Chrome sync allows you to get bookmarks from your phone and PC everywhere. But, the Bookmarks bar in Chrome on PC or Mac does not show you the mobile bookmarks directly.

Go through the steps below to get Chrome bookmarks from your phone on your PC or Mac.

  1. On your computer, launch Google Chrome.
  2. Click on three-dots or three-lines icon on the top right corner.
  3. Go to Bookmarks > Bookmarks Manager.
  4. From the left pane, click on Mobile Bookmarks to see all bookmarks from your phone.
  5. Right-click on Mobile Bookmarks and click Copy.
  6. Go to the Bookmarks Bar or any other folder.
  7. Right-click on the folder and choose Paste.

By doing so, you will be able to access the mobile bookmarks right from the Bookmarks bar in Chrome on your computer. Otherwise, you always have to go to the Bookmarks Manager.

Import/Export Google Chrome Bookmarks

If you have the Google account sync enabled on Chrome, all bookmarks will be accessible from all your devices. In case you are afraid of losing your important bookmarks, you can export them to an HTML file. Also, you can import the backup bookmarks to any computer.

  1. Open Google Chrome and go to Bookmarks Manager.
  2. Click on the three-dots button at the top right of the page.
  3. Choose Export Bookmarks.
  4. Save the bookmarks from the prompt window.
  5. To import the bookmarks, click on Import Bookmarks and select the file on your computer.

You can import and export bookmarks in Chrome using both Mac and Windows. Also, there is no limitation to import bookmarks from any other computer or even other browsers on Chrome.

Use Extensions to Automatically Organize Google Chrome Bookmarks

  • Sprucemarks – It is a simple, automatic bookmark sorting extension for Chrome. It can automatically categorize and sort all your existing and future bookmarks.
    Download: Chrome Web Store
  • Bookmark Manager and Viewer – With this extension, you can avoid going to the bookmark manager always. You can access all your bookmarks in one-click.
    Download:Chrome Web Store
  • Bookmarks Tagging – Tag your bookmarks for a better understanding later. You can search for the tags you used and find the categorized bookmarks easily with this extension.
    Download:Chrome Web Store

Chrome extensions can be helpful when you want to organize all your bookmarks in minimal time. But, if you are too concerned about your computer’s performance, it is always good to have lesser extensions on Chrome.

It does not take a lot to organize bookmarks in Chrome. Hope you found the best way to manage all your Chrome bookmarks on the go.

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