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I have ordered labeled PDF files with the colors green (very good), orange (ok) and red (bad). When I order my files after labels I get:

  • Green
  • Orange
  • Yellow

But I want to have

  • Green
  • Yellow
  • Orange

Is it possible to configure finder to order labels in my preferred way?

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The ordering after colors is alphabetical. The order you want is 'random' and this is not supported by default.

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You can change the label names in Finder preferences so they'll be sorted how you'd like:

Finder Label Preferences

With label names changed, they now sort like this:

Finder Window with Custom Label Sort Order

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