In this lesson for macOS Mojave, I look at how to keep your files and folders arranged in a Finder window on the Mac. When we keep them arranged, we are grouping our files and folders together by type, date, or tag.
Grouping Files Together in a Finder Window through the Menu Bar
To group or arrange your files and folders together, you need to go to Use Groups in the Menu Bar and then select how you want them grouped under the same menu. Once you select how you want them to be grouped, your files will be grouped together. You need to be looking at your files and folder in either the icon, list, or column view for this to show. It does not work in Gallery view.
Grouping Files Together through the Arrange button in a Finder Window
You can also click on the Arrange button in a Finder window to group your files and folders together. This button is located in the toolbar. Once you click on it, you select how you want them to be grouped or arranged.
Grouping by Tags
When you group your files and folders by tags, you may see duplicate files or more. This will happen when a file or folder has more than one tag on it. When you arrange them by tag, that one file will show up under each tag in the Finder window.
See this Lesson Action
To see this lesson in action, take a look at the video above.