Okay, I give up. All the folders on my Mac list the files they contain in reverse order (Z-A, 10-0) until I toggle the name bar on the top of the folder to flip them. And often I find they have mysteriously flipped back. This is particularly irritating when the folder contains an audiobook. Invariably after I flip everything in the folder so it is in the right order and drag it to my mp3 player, it copies the contents (mp3 files) in the correct order until I recharge the player and then the files reverse again.
I have found this issue discussed concerning iTunes, which I almost never use, but for me it’s not just audio files but any group of files, system wide. WTF am I missing/doing wrong?
(I’m on a MacBook, running system 10.5.8.)