As a person coming from the Windows world, my mind is hard wired to the idea that in OS X Finder, folders should be grouped on top alphabetically then files should follow. Although this may not seem to be a problem for Mac people, converts from the Windows world have problems with the way finder works by default.
Follow the instructions to enable Finder to sort folders before files.
1. Download TextMate by clicking on the link below.
2. Open the below mentioned file via TextMate.
(change English.lproj to your language if necessary)
3. Find (inside the file)
/* General kind strings */
“Folder” = “Folder”;
4. change it to
“Folder” = “~Folder”;
5. Save the file
(this will ask for your credentials)
6. Restart OS X
7. Open Finder and order by kind
voila, finder acts like it should 🙂