Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2012 8:00 PM (in response to Kappy)
For an open folder press COMMAND-J, select Name from the Sort by: dropdown menu.
Mm, let me peer in my crystall ball (finally got it working!)… The OP is talking about Mail.app.
I would like to sort these folders in some kind of alphabetical order
Mail.app should sort them alphabetically. But there've been a thread or two about some glitches with that -- try searching the forum. Btw, a screen shot might possibly help.
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2012 8:03 PM (in response to Kappy)
thanks. I should have been clearer in indicating this is a Mail question. I will post a screenshot. I know I posted in the Snow Leopard forum b/c I thought there may be folks that could help there as well so apologies...
I will post the screenshot...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 11, 2012 8:05 PM (in response to fane_j)
hey man. thank you.
i took a look at the results and only saw something pertaining to Finder I think it was. Anyway, I will take a look again. Here is a screenshot;
Sort of annoying and I'd love to solve it...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 12, 2012 7:04 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
hotwheels 22 wrote:
took a look
Sorry, but, as you know, I can't access Dropbox. (By contrast, I can view pics posted in the usual way.) All I can tell you is that my mailboxes are sorted alphabetically as I expected and I didn't need to make any modifications.
If you have more extensive requirements than Mail.app provides, maybe you should have a look at
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 7:34 AM (in response to fane_j)
I am not sure what the problem is with dropbox for you. it should just display like any other image hosting site after clicking the link. is there some firewall protection on your end? also, can you help me with what you mean by posting images in the normal way? i am under the impression that I cannot post directly to the forum is this right?
Also, I am not talking about the mailboxes. Sorry as I may not have been clear about this. I am talking about the /folders/ that I have placed mail into that are under one of my accounts. For instance in my GMail account I have a number of folders that I have created and they are not listed in any understandable way. These are under GMail > Folders > Name of Folder. Apparently I can drag and drop them around but it would be helpful to have them sort in some order...
Currently Being ModeratedMar 13, 2012 3:15 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
hotwheels 22 wrote:
I am not sure what the problem is with dropbox for you.
Does the phrase "Golden Shield" have any meaning for you? If not, google it.
i am under the impression that I cannot post directly to the forum is this right?
Yes, you can. That's what this icon
I am not talking about the mailboxes. Sorry as I may not have been clear about this. I am talking about the /folders/ that I have placed mail into that are under one of my accounts.
From Mail Help > Creating mailboxes:
"You can create mailboxes to organize messages. […] Mailboxes are listed in the Mail sidebar. They look like folders but they store messages instead of files."
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 2:01 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Worked on this for a while.
In the Finder:
Go to ~/Library/Mail/V2/Mailboxes
At the top of the window used the Setting Dropdown menu and Arrange By: Name
It will sort your folders and keep new one's in name order.
Currently Being ModeratedDec 16, 2012 3:04 PM (in response to Hari Dass Khalsa)
thank you for resurrecting this. it looks mighty intriguing.
do you happen to know if restarting is necessary here? for some reason i am not seeing it even though i have run the Arrange By Name as you kindly suggested.
i am reminded with your post that this would be very helpful....
i am on mail 5.3 and Lion 10.7.5
Currently Being ModeratedMar 28, 2013 12:57 PM (in response to hotwheels 22)
I had this same problem. Whenever I added a new Mail Box (folder), it would incert at the bottom of my collum of Mail Boxes. Apple Care told me, the only way to keep all fo my Mail Boxes in alphabetical order was to, each time I created a new one, to drag it from the bottom of the list to its correct position. Bottom Line, drag Mail Boxes into the order you want them.
However, in reading above, there is a way to alphabetize "automatically". Finder > Library > Mail > Mailboxes > Gear Icon button > Arrange By > Name. This should do it.
I don't know if this sets up to continue to alphabetize as we create new Mail Boxes, but I think not.
Currently Being ModeratedOct 24, 2013 10:31 AM (in response to Idaho Lemon)
To add to your solution: I followed Hari's steps and, after restarting, didn't see a change. I had to go back into
Finder > Users > MyAccount > Library > Mail > V2 > Mailboxes and delete .mboxCache.plist. This file is hidden by default, so you will need to turn off file hiding. I use Onyx to show hidden Finder files.
Restart Mail. A new .mboxCache.plist file will generate and the sorting will appear. Cheers!
Currently Being ModeratedDec 18, 2013 4:31 AM (in response to hotwheels 22)
Is there any progress with sorting folders in Apple mail?
This is really inconvenient and there must be a simple way to do so. Actually, every time a folder is created it should automatically be placed alphabetically.
Does Apple really cares about these postings?