A resource for storing information which is available for a computer program. Computer files can be considered as the modern counterpart of paper documents.

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Repair file damages on external disk, MAC_OS

I opened a file .ods with OPEN OFFICE from my external disk and after 2 minutes, my mac fall sleep and when i reactive the system, openoffice window dissapears and on my external disk, file's size ...
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How do I find Preferences in bittorrent or utorrent on a Mac?

I can't find Preferences in utorrent or bittorrent on my new MacBook Pro. How do I find Preferences on a Mac?
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Batch modifying file metadata

I'm looking for an application or command line tool that can batch edit file metadata. I have some audio files recorded using a recorder that was off by 1 hour, and I want to modify the creation date ...
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Strange files named “/xEy4O” keep appearing

I'm running OSX 10.11.3 and I keep finding files named /xEy4O all over my file system. I've opened them in a text editor and they are completely empty. So they appear to be a marker file of some sort. ...
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How do I find all files categorized movies on my disk?

In the dialog of "About this Mac", started from below the Apple menu item, the Storage 'tab' says there are 42.43 GB of Movies. Ok, how do I find all those files that the system categorizes as ...
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How can I iterate through a folder and move/copy every Nth item

I want to make a time lapse from a folder of images, but there are too many and the time lapse progresses to slowly. How do I select, for example, every 10th item, and either copy or move the items ...
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Filemaker 12 where to look for remote connection

I'm very new to Filemaker, but I'm using a legacy Filemaker tool. It works remotely, from a Filemaker Server. I always launch the tool from the Filemaker Quick Start window. My question is, how am I ...
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How to save a file to specific folder on a ipad

How can I simply store a file from gmail on iPad to a specific folder on iPad. Is this possible ? I am able to do this on every other system (Android, Windows), but I am not able to do on this iPad. ...
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What is the most harmonious method for subtracting one set of files from another set of files based on their binary data?

I have two iTunes libraries. They both have tens of thousands of songs, but they also overlap by tens of thousands of songs. And the metadata and file names and hierarchy cannot be trusted. So, I have ...
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How to open Microsoft XPS document on OS X? [duplicate]

I got this XPS file from my teacher and I couldn't open it using my Mac. It should be a lecture presentation. Does anybody know how to open it? thanks you
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Why do file transfers take a long time to stop?

I encounter this problem a lot, and I've also had it on Windows. It doesn't matter if it's over a network, or locally on a hard drive, but file transfers never stop when I click the stop button. They ...
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Automatically deleting files that contain a specific content

I would like to make use of the command that looks for a specific phrase in a file: grep -lr "text to find" * provided here and delete all of the found files. How can I generate the relevant ...
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How to delete a list of files and folder generated via find in terminal?

I'm generating a list of files and folder that meet certain criteria with use of a command: find ~/ -iname "whatIwantToRemove" The command will generate some results: ...
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Favorites Vanished from Sidebar When Using Programs

Strange thing happened today. I went to upload an image to a website, and when I tried to upload the file (in Safari)... the favorites were missing from the sidebar. They are all still there in the ...
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How I can force Safari App to download a file in local machine?

just wondering if in Safari 9.0.1 is possible force a file to download. With images is easy, right clock and "Save Image as..." but for files like svg, and other non visualizable files is hard to find ...
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TextEdit issue opening file

Right clicking on a file -> Open With -> TextEdit. Instead of opening the original file, TextEdit creates a copy of it and opens that one. As an administrator, I have both read & write ...
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What does Date Created in Finder mean?

This sounds really stupid - but I bought my Mac (supposedly brand new) from a retailer friend in 2014, and I just found apps that are created in 2013 while going through Finder. Does Date Created for ...
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Open Text File From Finder In Vim

I do a lot of programming and just starting to do a bit of web development. At the moment I am going to be making a few files and folders, because of this, is there a way to open a application in vim ...
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Hide file types in finder search

Does anyone know how to hide certain file types from finder and spotlight search? I get all these files that I need on my computer but I will never use. I would like to hide them to make my searches ...
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Applescript: How to move a file after finishing processing it?

I'm very new to writing applescript, but have been painfully working through it. I have successfully written scripts to download specific csv attachments from an email inbox, then create an SQL ...
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El Capitan: every app crashes when browsing or saving file

Yesterday I updated my Mac to El Capitan. I have a serious issue, as every app is crashing, when I am trying to browse files. Examples: Photoshop crashed when I try to save a file, or place a file ...
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Unable to view files on USB hard drive connected to my AirPort Extreme

I have a external USB hard drive connected to my 5th generation AirPort Extreme. Sometimes, usually after a computer restart, I'm able to view the files. But after that, I'm unable to view them, as ...
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How to register program for filetype without extension?

For years, I have had to right click on Makefile and GNUmkefile, Right Click, select Open With..., and then pick the same program. (In this case, its a particular text editor because it takes 5 to 10 ...
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Remove folder name from file name based on existing Apple Script

so I have this apple script here that I used to insert the folder name into the front of all the files in the folder. The script is able to run through every single folder and target all the files and ...
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How do I save offline a PDF from the browser?

Given a PDF available online, how in the world do I save it locally on the iPad? Why is this so counter-intuitive, if not downright impossible, when the iPad is a very nice e-reader?
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Terminal: List only and specifically, the 5th file in a directory

I am wondering if there is a Terminal command which will specifically list the 5th file in a directory. I was initially using the ls | head -5 command to complete this, however it listed all other ...
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Music File Manager Urgent Question

Does anyone know of an iPhone/iPod app, or jailbreak, that is a music downloader manager AND a tag editor that lets you add album art? I've been searching everywhere for an app that downloads music ...
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How do I check the effective file permissions/accessibilty for/of a given file and a given user?

How do I check the effective file permissions (including ACLs)/accessibility for/of a given file and a given user (including service/system accounts) without checking the whole path manually? ...
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Search for files (or folders) that have a given folder anywhere in their path?

Is it possible to limit a Spotlight search to just files that do (or don't) have a specified folder name (or text string) anywhere in their path?
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Processing videos through iMovie increases file size by 70x

This is just a curiosity of mine. I screen recorded ~5hrs of video using Quicktime, split up into roughly 10-20 minute segments. The folder which I saved them to is 4.73 GB big. However when I string ...
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Associate file-type that has no extension based on filename

Is it possibly to associate a filetype with the filename 'POSCAR' (no extension) to be opened with a certain application (Vesta)?
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iTunes File Sharing - Microsoft Office?

Does Microsoft Office for iOS support iTunes' File Sharing feature?
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Mysterious Self-Originating File with the one-charcter name “:” (colon)

There's a file in my /users/myName that has appeared out of nowhere. It's named ":" in Terminal, "/" in Finder. It may be deleted (either drag and drop to trash or rm in Terminal) but will reappear ...
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Dispatch Thread Soft Limit Reached: 64

My 2014 MacBook Air encounters this error when interacting with file dialogs in any application. At first I thought it was an issue with VirtualBox because it happened when choosing a virtual hard ...
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Code viewer with color syntax integrated to the finder preview panel

On Windows there is a great extension for the preview panel. It shows the content of the selected file as if it was opened in a code editor. This is integrated into the preview panel (no popup ...
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How to set default scroll option for full-screen mode in Mac Preview?

Mac Preview always opens in single page or double page view when going to full-screen mode while I prefer continuous scroll. I know I could press CMD+1 every time but is there a way to set this scroll ...
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How to copy video files from iPhone 6 onto computer?

If I plugged my old iPhone 4 into a computer, all the files would automatically come up. But when I plug my new iPhone 6 into a computer, nothing happens. Did they change something in the iPhone 6, ...
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get link to iCloud file from finder without having to go to iCloud website?

Is it possible to get a remote link to a file via finder? I want to be able to share my screenshots really quickly which are now saved to an iCloud folder. Thanks, D.
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How to change file names in different folders?

I have lots of files with identical name, say "hello.jpg". They are located in many folders, say \aaa\hello.jpg \bbb\hello.jpg \adaage\hello.jpg I want to change their name to \aaa\aaa_hello.jpg ...
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com.apache.httpd.plist missing file need help creating new one

I installed Apache recently and tried to set it up to use launchctl to start it. At first it was giving me an option error code and than all of a sudden it said that the file was missing can anyone ...
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My iPod Touch won't play some of my files

I've been having trouble with my iPod Touch. I mostly use it for listening to podcasts, however not only will some of the files not play, some aren't even accessible. Where files should be, there is ...
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App that supports custom uploaders (similiar to ShareX) when you take an image

I've always used ShareX + a custom uploader script on my website to upload images/files Is there such an app that can do something similiar? (POST server with upload)
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Search for files in external storage in Finder (and if possible, Spotlight as well)

I have an external drive connected to my computer, as well as a home server. I'm trying to search for a file that is on the server, but when I do a finder search, it only looks into the internal ...
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Excel Mac - Some txt files can't be opened/imported (“Grayed out”)

A bit of an odd one. I'm using Excel for crunching some data I have in several .txt files. When I'm trying to import them via Data > Get External Data > Import Text File: Like as I've done many ...
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How to change all dates on file and preserve them during file move?

I would like to change all dates on a file [all four reported by stat command]. I cannot find a way to change the "inode last changed" date. I've tried: touch -t SetFile -d SetFile -m but this ...
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What is the /~ file on Mac OS X? [duplicate]

In the root directory of my Mac (10.10.4) I see a file named just ~ (tilde): $ ls -l /~ -rw------- 2 root wheel 2187264 Mar 23 22:33 /~ file just reports it as "data". For reference, here are ...
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AppleScript - Add userinput to text file?

How can I add a user input variable to a text file? This is what I have right now: -- ask user display dialog "Enter Cheat" default answer "99 Gold, super health, unlimited Grenades.." set cheat1 ...
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Weird problem with file ownership

I recently had to move server drives from an OSX 10.6 server to a new Mac mini running Yosemite (10.10.4) and Yosemite server (4.1.3) - meaning I physically unplugged them from the old server and ...
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how to do a batch change (shift) of file creation date

OS X Yosemite: I took thousands of pictures on a trip recently, some from my iPhone, and some from my DSLR camera. Now, the iPhone automatically gets its time and date from the local cell towers, ...
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Why is this folder 4.2mb? It only has a handful of relatively small text files in it!

I have a WordPress plugin which was originally 26kb zipped (79kb uncompressed). I installed it, then made some live changes, then downloaded it and found that the plugin folder is showing 4.2MB in ...