How to Manually Arrange Files in a Folder on Mac?

Posted in  mac | 2022-03-19

Tips to Best Arrange and Organize Mac Files

Right click in an open space in the Finder window and you will see the Arrange By option. Normally, you can arrange and sort files on Mac by Name, Date, Size, Kind, Application and so on.

How do I Change the Order of Files in a Folder on a Mac?

Click the desktop, choose View > Sort By, then choose an option. If you want to control the placement of your files on the desktop, keep Sort By set to none. You can still arrange files neatly when desired—just click the desktop, choose View > Clean Up By, then choose how you'd like to arrange the files.

How do I Manually Sort Files in a Folder?

To sort files in a different order, right-click a blank space in the folder and choose an option from the Arrange Items menu. Alternatively, use the View ▸ Arrange Items menu. As an example, if you select Sort by Name from the Arrange Items menu, the files will be sorted by their names, in alphabetical order.

How do I Manually Order a File in a Folder?

For complete control over the order and position of files in the folder, right-click a blank space in the folder and select Arrange Items ▸ Manually. You can then rearrange the files by dragging them around in the folder.

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