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Recent items are showing under “No Date” when sorting by date in finder

This thing's driving me crazy. Often, when I download or create a new file, and then I have to upload it to a website or something like that, it will appear after the oldest items under a "No Date" ...
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How can you get Finder to sort by name, but also sort folders before files?

When I want sort my files and folder in Finder (specially sort by name) they sort all item by name mixing folders and files together. I want a way that sorts (like Windows) first all folders by name ...
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Make ls command sort by file type (e.g. directories and file extension)

How do I make ls sort by file type (e.g. directories first and then by file extension)? The answers suggested in (Super User) Make ls sort by file type result in unknown option errors from ls.
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How do you get Mac OS Finder to group folders together when sorting?

I have Mac OS 10.7.4 and I'd like Finder to use "Is Folder?" as its first sort criteria, or in other words, group folders before files regardless of the sorting method. Windows and Linux both do this ...
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Manage Sort options in Yosemite's new Photos App

OSX 10.10.3 has been just released and I immediately migrated my iPhoto library to Photos. More or less there's everything I'm used to in iPhoto but Apple's removed a useful function: I can't reverse ...
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How do I enter Dutch names in Address Book?

Dutch surnames are kind of weird, in that a lot of them start with small words such as de/'t/het ("the"), van ("of"), van 't, van der ("of the"), etc. This makes them a pain to enter in most address ...
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Sorting Contacts in Other Languages

I use the iPhone in English, but I save the names of my contacts in Russian. The problem is that they all appear now under (#). Is there any way to fix that?
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Reverse icon view order in Finder

When you press Command ⌘+J in Finder to bring up the options for the current folder and change what you sort the files by (in my case Date Created), is there any way to reverse the order? Rather than ...
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Is there a tool or an app to automatically sort home screen icons?

Is there any way to automatically sort all apps across all screens?
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Can I sort the songs in a playlist on my iPhone?

Is it possible to change the order of songs in a playlist on the iPhone? For example, if they are originally sorted alphabetically by "Artist", can I change the song order of the playlist so that the ...
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How can I iterate through a folder and move/copy every Nth item

I want to make a time lapse from a folder of images, but there are too many and the time lapse progresses to slowly. How do I select, for example, every 10th item, and either copy or move the items ...
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How do I list iTunes apps by the account that purchased it?

I've got more than one person downloading apps to my iTunes, and so I'd like to list all apps purchased by one account (meaning the same email address). How can I separate apps like this? I can't seem ...
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How to put or move downloaded files in different folders depending on file type?

Is there a good plugin that automatically saves downloaded files via Safari in different folders depending on the file type? Or maybe a plugin that let's you put a few destinations in the context menu?...
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How do I get rid of the sub headings in finder with “arrange be date created” in Lion

So I installed Lion and I can't stand the way finder arranges icons arrange by date. Finder makes a bunch of sub headings like: today, yesterday, past 30 days or earlier. These settings have a show ...
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1answer
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Personal sorting system in the finder's windows

Is there a way to use a personal sorting system in the finder's windows ? I don't want to sort the files and folders using the "Labels" (because of the colors). I just want to have the list ordered ...
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How to sort mail.app conversations by subject rather than sender?

Most of my work-related mail goes through a ticketing system. Whenever a customer or me or any of my colleagues sends a mail or replies to a mail, the ticketing system sends a copy of said message to ...
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Terminal Equivalent of Finder Sort Order

One of the features I like about the Finder is that it sorts numbers "correctly", i.e - a file named "Episode 10" will come after "Episode 9" in a list, rather than after "Episode 1". However, I ...
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Define order of label color in Finder

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 ...
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How to sort files entirely by date?

Is there any way to sort all files in a particular directory by date, even ones in subfolders? For example: drive root -> documents -> mysite -> dev Drive root contains a bunch of individual files, ...
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With the new Apple Music app is there a way to sort my music by Album?

It seems that Apple have messed up sorting again in the new Apple Music app. I want to sort my music by Album Title, not by Artist and then Title. Is there a way to do this?
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How to sort photos inside a photo album in the Photos app on an iPhone by date [PC]?

By default the photos in user-created albums are sorted by date added, NOT date taken. The user may rearrange the photos one-by-one (tap and hold). I do NOT own a Mac.
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How do I enter chinese names in Address Book?

Chinese names are quite elaborate and quite different from the "standard American name" that the Mac Address Book is based on. Notably I'm looking for a good way to Store a person's Chinese name – ...
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How can I sort Safari bookmarks in Lion?

I used Bookmarkdog in Snow Leopard and Lion but since I'm using iCloud that app no longer works and its successor BookMaster does not seem to be doing the sorting like Bookmarkdog used to do. What ...
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How can I change Finder's default sort to filename?

Since I updated to Lion, every time I bring up a new Finder window the default sort order is by modification date. I want the default sort by filename. Is there any way to change this?
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How can I reproduce the Finder sort order without asking Finder to sort for me?

I work with a large collection of mostly-text files subdivided by series, periodically mirroring them from an upstream repository and repackaging them using a shell script from a slightly chaotic ...
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How can I sort a Finder search by size on OS 10.6.8?

I'm using OSX 10.6.8, and when searching on finder, it doesn't let me sort files by size, is there a way to do this?
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Way to manually(!) sort files into folders

I'm looking for an easy way to quickly go through a bunch of files, mostly videos and images and sort them in a set of standard folders. Currently I open the videos/images in VLC see what they're ...
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1answer
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Can I sort songs by Apple ID?

I have about 300 songs that were purchased with my ex-wifes account. I can't play them because they have a different Apple ID and were purchased by her account. Does anyone know how to "sort" for ...
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1answer
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Stop finder using cover flow in icon view

I am using Mac OSX 10.8 Mountain Lion and one of the finder features that really annoys me is that when i try to sort files by 'Date Created' in icon view it separates them into sections such as '...
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1answer
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How can I get mail.app to go to the item below a deleted item in my inbox?

When I'm reviewing mail, I like to have my most recent on top, and I work backwards in time (i.e., down the list). But when I delete an item, rather than going to the next lower item in the list (...
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Sort Stickies by desktop

I have OS X Lion 10.7.5 with four desktops and also have 4 groups of stickies (one group per desktop). Every time that I have to reopen the Stickies app, they are unsorted (all stickies open on the ...
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Can iTunes sort games by OS version?

Bought an iPod Touch for my son which I then discovered is a 2nd gen which doesn't support lots of apps and games. Currently I either have to try downloading a game to see if it fails or read the ...
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Why are these date-stamped docs sorted by name length, not numerical order?

Here's a list of docs with date stamps at the end of the filename. Some contained typos (which I'm about to fix) causing them to be one character longer than the others. This extra character changed ...
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How to sort column by date in Numbers?

I've my column in format dd/mm/yyyy and I would like to sort them by date. But I can't find any way of sorting the column by date. If I Sort Ascending, it doesn't recognise that the rows have the date ...
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Bad sort order in file picker, correct in Finder

Say I download a bunch of random files in Safari for upload to some other website. The files automatically end up in my Downloads folder, so it would make sense to sort the files by Date Added so the ...
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mac mail sort by date newest at top by default

When opening mac mail I always get my mails sorted in the wrong order in the Date sent column i.e. oldest at the top. But like most people I want to have my mails sorted by the newest date on top by ...
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Is there a way to disable the sorting on click within mail.app?

Let me first tell you my specific problem: I'm setting up mail.app for a senior citizen (read as in bad eyesight, bad hand-eye coordination). I taught a setup were emails would be sorted by ...
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Getting the lower variable

In applescript I have 4 variables, each one with its number. I'd like to have a function that tells me which variable is set to the lower number. EG. set one to 12 set two to 55 set three to 2 set ...
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Sort by Favorites in Photos 1.01 for Yosemite

I have Photos 1.01 in Yosemite and I can't sort by favorited photos. I always used this to sort out the ones I want to share. It seems that they removed all sorting capabilities except in order by ...
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Wrong sorting of non-English characters (iTunes 11.2 for Windows)

Since version 11.2 of iTunes for Windows, I am experiencing a problem with sorting of names with non-English characters (such as ž, š, č, ř or other in Czech). It seems that iTunes completely omits ...
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Last Opened not clickable in Applications folder View Options

I’m trying to sort my applications by Last Opened column, but the option is not clickable (is grayed out) in the view options (⌘+J) panel (see image below). Why and how can I fix this? (I’m on Snow ...
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Espresso - Folders Above FIles?

I recently purchased Espresso, however I'm slightly disappointed with the sidebar. I'm wondering if there's a way to arrange the "Project Files" so that the folders go above the files. It's just ...
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in Finder, when sorting by Kind, have it “Show All” by default

New to Lion when you sort a folder by "Kind" it groups file types together in a wonderful compact display with a "left-right" scroll capability if there are too man files/folders to display one line. ...
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How can I sort by date consistently in the Finder?

I would like to use the "arrange by date" feature of Finder on Mountain Lion (version 10.8.2, all current system updates installed) and view the result in a consistent manner from "newer" to "older". ...
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How do I sort/recover deleted items on Mac?

So I'm a DJ and I was going through my music files in Itunes when I made a bonehead mistake of deleting about half of my music library! Now I go to my Trash Bin in hopes of being able to recover those ...
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How can I reset the sorting of my Events in iPhoto back to by date?

I see by default iphoto orders events by the earliest date inside the event. That being said, i see you can drag and drop events to come up with your own ordering. Is there a way to reset the ...
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Why can't I have unique sorting options for folders in Finder?

For example, when I set the Documents folder in my user folder to "Sort by: Kind", it also sets the sorting option for every other folder on my computer. Can I have unique folder sorting options? Or ...
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Reverse sorting order in Photos app on Mac OS X

the Photos app on Mac is really nice, but it shows the oldest pictures first, so I have to scroll to the bottom each time I open it... and I have lots of pictures. So my question is: How can I ...
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How is the iOS App Store Updates list organized?

I have dozens of apps in my iOS App Store that have updates available, but I have no interest in updating most of them. There are certain apps though that if an update were available I would want to ...
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Obtaining alphabetically sorted albums in the Composer View of the Music App (ios 9.3)

I have just moved from ios 6 to ios 9 with the purchase of a new ipod. I am used to the earlier format in which under any view (Genre/Composer/Artist) the ipod would display an alphabetically sorted ...