Using Finder:

In some folders, I can move the files around. Place them where I want in that folder. This is very good for the eyes, when the folder holds many files and only a handfuld om them are important/relevant

In other folders I simply cannot. The files are somehow fixed to a grid and can't be moved

Changing the "sort by" to NOTHING does not help, still fixed

How do I force Finder to let me place the files as I choose?

Macbook Pro 2012 with Yosemite 10.10.1

1 Answer 1


In one of the folders where the items are "stuck", go to View menu > Show View Options, or press +J.

In the new window, change "Arrange By" to "None" and "Sort By" to "None".

  • Ah. Didn't know there were 2 (arrange and sort). Working fine now, thanks ;)
    – mowgli
    Commented Nov 21, 2014 at 8:28

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