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The color labels in Mac OS X Finder

If you are more of a visual person and would like to organize your folders and files using different colors, than check it out how to use color labels in Mac OS X.

 
  Author: mat | Version: 10.8 Mountain Lion | 14th July 2013 |  
 
 
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Open the Finder, got to the folder or file you want to label and right-click it ...

 
 
2.
 

... at the bottom of the menu notice Label section. You can now choose the color you want to label your folder or document with.

 
 
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Here's one of my folders labeled with red.

 
 
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You can select and label more folders or documents at once. To select more than one object, hold the Cmd key on your keyboard and click the folders or files you want to label with the same color.

 
 
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Then right-click your selection and chose a color.

 
 
6.
 

To remove the color label, select the items you want to remove the label from and click the X (remove label button).

 
 
7.
 

You can also sort your items by Label.

In finder Click the Sort by button and choose Label (see picture).

 
 
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My folders are now sorted according to the color of their labels.

 
 
 
   
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o1sowise, 30th Jan 2015, 8:28 PM
I loved that function, but it was removed in Mavericks.
Do you have a way to do this in Yosemite?
 
   
 
 
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