By Glenn Fleishman

Emily O’Brien writes in with a question that many people share, but may be afraid to ask:

I have several folders in Finder, but I can find no way of keeping them in alphabetical order. They move according to when they were last accessed, which, for my work, is confusing.

I say folks are scared to ask, because it’s the kind of thing that seems like a novice question (which Emily isn’t, given her expert use of the term “Finder”), but it opens up the fact that every person uses the same operating system differently. Even something like sorting items isn’t perfectly exposed.

It’s possible something is broken in the Finder causing a sort problem; we should never discount that. But assuming all is well, you can sort items in a Finder window alphabetically by:

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