4 Replies Latest reply: May 22, 2013 11:52 PM by Steve Hadeen
Steve Hadeen Level 1 (0 points)

Something happened just a few days ago and my Finder no longer sorts in ascending order (alphabetically).  Any suggestions how I can get it back to that as I cannot find anything anywhere in the finder to sort by ascending.

iMac, OS X Mountain Lion (10.8.2)
  • Niel Level 10 (298,302 points)

    Click on the column you want the Finder to sort by. If needed, do it twice.



  • Steve Hadeen Level 1 (0 points)

    Did not help.  I need to clarify...I'm referring to the finder that comes up when I need to do an attachment in email.  Somehow in that window, the finder does not allow me to sort by ascending.  It used to be that way just a few days ago.  Obviously I did something.  When I double click on the column, it always brings it up as an attachment in the email whether I click at the top of the column or in the column where the folders are?  Am I not clicking in the right spot?

  • graykyle Level 1 (5 points)

    When you click the attachment button your will see the dropdown of the folder FInder is currently in and to the left of that there is a little dropdown that looks like little boxes and when you click the arrow it gives you sorting options. Hope that helps.

  • Steve Hadeen Level 1 (0 points)

    Thanks for the suggestion but already did that and it does not give any ascending/descending options.  Clicking on "name" will alphabetize but in descending mode only (z-a).  No option to choose ascending mode (a-z) which is what I want.